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Course Description

This course is 24 learning hours inclusive of 9 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that students spend an average of 3-4 hours per week on this course.


Join experts in creativity and management for an outstanding educational experience with a focus on creativity and innovation. Jointly delivered in an exciting partnership between Dalhousie and NSCAD universities, this six-week fully online course covers the creative process, key components of creativity and innovation, and how to bring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship together in a collaborative process.

Developed and delivered in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with NSCAD University, this program delivers values-based management knowledge with content and activities from the world of art, design & craft.

Learn innovative research tools, techniques and approaches that will empower you to think disruptively and creatively about solutions. The online courses, taught by NSCAD and Dalhousie University instructors, are designed for working professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs who work in a wide range of industries, from business to government and not-for-profit.

Course Outline

Week One: ARTS- and MANAGEMENT-BASED THEORIES OF CREATIVITY

  • Introduction to Creativity and Innovation
  • Contagious-Resilient Leadership, Dr Heidi Weigand
  • Arts-Based Theories of Creativity, Dr. Karin Cope

Week Two: CREATIVE PROCESSES IN ACTION

  • Theories of Change, Dr Heidi Weigand
  • Creativity with a Capital "C", Marlene Ivey
  • Creative Spaces and Places, Marlene Ivey
  • Creative Processes in Action, Dr Karin Cope

Week Three: COMPONENTS OF CREATIVITY

  • Six Essentials for Creative Life, Dinuk Wijeratne
  • Concept Triangle, Dinuk Wijeratne
  • Creativity by Mind and Brain, Dr Ray Klein       

Week Four: BRIDGING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

  • ‘Contagion Effect’, Dr Heidi Weigand
  • Innovation AND Design Thinking
  • Conceptualizing, Connections and Collaborations      

Week Five: INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Grant Sullivan
  • From Inspiration to Innovation, Miriam Zitner   
  • Creative Industries, Greg Dubeau      

Week Six: CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Grant Sullivan
  • NSCAD Creative Entrepreneurship Lab, Gregory Adolphe-Nazaire
  • Creative Destruction Lab: The Canadian Innovation Ecosystem
  • Summary: Bringing It All Together, Dr Heidi Weigand and Dr Karin Cope   

What You Will Learn

In this course, you will learn:

  • to use these new skills to identify problems and generate creative solutions.
  • to move from creative idea generation to the practicalities of transforming a novel idea into an innovative and workable solution or product.
  • the next steps in the innovation process: implementation or launch, adoption of the product or service, and continuous improvement and innovation.
For more information, please contact us at ExecEd@dal.ca

Recommended For

  • Innovation seekers
    You have or are anticipating responsibilities for innovation
  • Entrepreneurs
    You have entrepreneurial mindsets and ambitions
  • Idea generators
    You are being asked to generate original ideas to contribute to organizational success
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Section Title
Creativity and Innovation
Type
Online
Dates
May 03, 2021 to Jun 12, 2021
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
8:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
May 12, 2021 to Jun 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
24.0
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $1,499.00
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