Course Overview

Creative thinking and innovation are vital components in both our personal and professional lives. However, many people feel as though they are lacking in creativity. What most of us do not recognize is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done. While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the square. If you fall into the latter category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and honing your own creative potential is a process. That’s what this course is all about.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the difference between creativity and innovation and Recognize your own creativity

  • Build your own creative environment and Explain the importance of creativity and innovation in business

  • Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas and Implementing creative ideas

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1

    • Reward Challenge
    • Lesson 1 - Creativity and Innovation: A Breakdown
    • Lesson 2 - Individual Creativity
    • Lesson 3 - Developing the Right Environment for Creativity
    • Lesson 4 - Where Does Creativity Fit Into the Problem-Solving Process?
    • Quiz
    • Life Lesson
  • 2

    Module 2 : Problem Solving model

    • Lesson 1 - Phase One - Problem Identification
    • Lesson 2 - Phase two - Idea Generation
    • Lesson 3 - Phase Three - Implementation of the solution
    • Quiz
    • Life Lesson
  • 3

    Module 3

    • Lesson 1 - Defining the Problem
    • Lesson 2 - Creative Techniques
    • Lesson 3 - The Shoe Swap Technique
    • Quiz
    • Life Lesson
  • 4

    Module 4

    • Lesson 1 - Using Mind Mapping
    • Lesson 2 - Metaphors and Analogies
    • Lesson 3 - The Nine Intelligences
    • Quiz
    • Life Lesson
  • 5

    Module 5

    • Lesson 1 - Brainstorming
    • Lesson 2 - The Stepladder Technique
    • Lesson 3 - Brainwriting
    • Lesson 4 - The Slip Writing Technique
  • 6

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz
    • Next Steps