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Certificate In Creative Thinking and Innovation Online Course

Develop Your Creative Side


Develop Your Creative Side

While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the square. This course will teach you how to boost your creative juices.

In this course, you will identify ways to develop your creative side and build a creative environment. You’ll also learn a basic problem-solving process, individual creative thinking tools (such as the RAP model, shoe swap technique, mind mapping, metaphors, and toys), and team-based creative thinking tools (such as brainstorming, brainwriting, rolestorming, the stepladder technique, and slip writing).

After you complete this Creative Thinking and Innovation course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between creativity and innovation.
  • Recognize your own creativity.
  • Build your own creative environment.
  • Explain the importance of creativity and innovation in business.
  • Apply problem solving steps and tools.
  • Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas.
  • Implement creative ideas.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

Session 2: What Is Creativity And Innovation?

  • Creativity And Innovation: A Breakdown
  • What Am I?
  • Know Your Creative Potential

Session 3: Individual Creativity

  • Know Yourself
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Give Yourself Some Distance
  • Give Yourself Time
  • Organize Your Life
  • Educate Yourself
  • Boost Your Creative Juices

Session 4: Get Creative

  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session 5: Developing The Right Environment For Creativity

  • What Does A Creative Environment Look Like?
  • Work In An Easy And Uninterrupted Concentration
  • Make Sure You Have Everything You Need
  • Take A Break When You Need To
  • Make Your Creative Space Your Own Space
  • Exercise And Eat Well
  • Get Plenty Of Rest
  • Clear Your Mind
  • Summary
  • Build Your Creative Environment

Session 6: Creativity And Innovation In Business

  • The Role Of Creativity And Innovation In Business
  • The Birth Of The Four Seasons: A Case Study
  • Questions

Session 7: Where Does Creativity Fit Into The Problem-Solving Process?

  • Problem-Solving Models
  • Another Perspective For Creative Problem Solving
  • Breaking Down The Model
  • Keeping An Open Mind
  • Solving Problems The "Right" Way
  • Phase One
  • Perception
  • Definition
  • Analysis
  • Analysis As A Funnel
  • Phase Two
  • Creative Thinking Methods
  • Brainstorming
  • Checkerboard
  • Research And Report
  • Evaluation
  • Decision Making
  • Phase Three
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Solution Planning Worksheet

Session 8: Defining The Problem

  • Problem Identification
  • Eight Essentials To Defining A Problem
  • Rephrase The Problem
  • Rephrasing Example
  • Expose And Challenge Assumptions
  • Use Facts
  • Grow Your Thinking
  • Shrink Your Environment Temporarily
  • Practice Multiple Perspectives
  • Turn It Upside Down
  • Frame The Problem Purposely And Positively
  • Tie It All Together
  • Using The Power Of Eight
  • Problem One
  • Problem Two
  • Problem Three
  • Problem Four

Session 9: Creative Techniques

  • The RAP Model
  • RRRAAAP
  • Case Study
  • Summary
  • The Shoe Swap Technique
  • Breaking Down The Model
  • Techniques For Success
  • Walk A Mile
  • Using Mind Mapping
  • Advantages Of The Mind Map
  • Creating A Mind Map
  • Map It Out!
  • Metaphors And Analogies
  • Using Metaphors And Analogies To Express Ideas
  • Make A Metaphor
  • Situation/Solution Reversal
  • Case Study
  • Reverse It To Solve It
  • Bring On The Toys!
  • Draw Instead Of Write
  • Use Objects
  • Draw It Out!

Session 10: Encouraging Creativity In A Team

  • About Brainstorming
  • Creating Ground Rules
  • Individual Brainstorming
  • Plan It Out!
  • Rolestorming
  • Case Study
  • Act It Out!
  • The Stepladder Technique
  • Stepladder Model
  • Breaking Down The Model
  • Brainwriting
  • Steps To Brainwriting
  • Advantages Of Brainwriting
  • The Slip Writing Technique
  • The Crawford Slip Writing Technique Model
  • Breaking Down The Model

Session 11: Putting It All Together

  • Nancy Clue And The Case Of The Software Upgrade
  • Task
  • Create Ideas And Choose Your Solution

Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want To Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002CTAI
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate