A fun, interactive course that will tap into the aspects of our lives that allow the best in us to shine. This course will help leaders navigate that maze inward to their vulnerable selves, expose their creative and innovative brilliance, and project it outward.
- Module 1: Unpacking Creativity
- Module 2: Developing the Skills for Effective Creativity
- Module 3: Unpacking Innovation
- Module 4: Demonstrating Creativity and Innovation
- Module 5: Transitioning Through Fear
- Module 6: Working Through Fear & Building Trust
- Module 7: Making Sound Decisions
- Module 8: Unlocking Emotional Intelligence for Increased Innovation
- Module 9: Analyzing Organizational Culture
- Module 10: Creating Space for Creativity and Innovation
- Module 11: Preparing for Failure
- Module 12: Building Equity + Democratizing Justice = Unlocking Creativity
What You Will Learn
This course will focus on how to foster creativity and innovation within oneself, within teams, and within an organization. Students will:
- Learn methods to declutter their thinking to produce fresh, creative thoughts
- Unlock innovative ideas in themselves and their teams
- Critically evaluate their own and the creativity of others
- Approach challenges and problems with an understanding of different types of creativity and innovation
- Identify different types of culture and how culture impedes or promotes creativity and innovation
This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of a skill or competency that is employment related. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with employers, industries, and/or organizations that relate to the content. A microcredential can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete a competency-based assessment.
To learn more about microcredentials and how they can enhance your learning portfolio, watch this 30-second YouTube video (video opens in a new window).
The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is recommended for:
- Aspiring, new, or current leaders who need to think critically and solve problems in rapidly changing, high-stakes situations and contexts.
- Current leaders who are looking to expand their ability to innovate and think creatively in situations in which the information is incomplete or changing quickly.
- Current leaders or managers who would like a refresher on how to think and act collaboratively and from a place of empathy and compassion in the high-pressure complexity of today’s situations.