Certificate in Creativity & Innovation

« previous course next course »

business-communications Program Banner

This certificate program will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation.

Enroll Now* Wish List Course PDF

*For Individual course enrollment, go to the Bundle Details section below.

Bundle Description

Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their creativity and innovation toward organizational challenges and goals.

You are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.

Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you apply your newly discovered creativity in the workplace.

Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite.

More Info

 

Bundle Information


    Suite Price: $249.00

    Estimated length: 18 hours

    PDUs/Contact Hours: 18 | CEUs: 1.8

    Access Time: 365 Days


  Bundle Courses


Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools, including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others, to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain the connection between creativity and innovation

• Outline the five factors for creative teams

• Use team creative tools such as brainstorming, Discussion 66, anonymous idea generation, and visioning

• Explain the importance of diversity in team creativity

• Describe techniques for prototyping new ideas

• Explain how to overcome creative barriers for teams and organizations

• Describe ways to make teams and organizations more open to creativity and innovation


Course Price: $79

Estimated Length: 5 Hours

PDUs/Contact Hours: 5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

Enroll Now

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 
 

Innovation can make or break an organization in terms of its ability to win and keep customers. This course looks at innovation in corporations and the public sector. It reviews the latest academic thinking on innovation, including Clay Christensen's seminal thinking on disruptive technology and the proper response to the disruption. Further, it explores some of the internal responses to the need for creativity, including idea champions, idea incubators, new venture teams, and skunkworks, and the process of moving from innovation to commercialization. This course also covers some of the more successful corporate innovators as a way of illustrating the principles of effective innovation in large organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

• Outline the key factors for an innovative organization

• Discuss the barriers to innovation

• Explain the differences between incremental, semi-radical, and radical innovation

• Describe internal innovation tools such as idea champions, idea incubators, new venture teams, and skunkworks

• Explain the process of moving from idea to commercialization

• Discuss the issues surrounding innovation in the public sector


Course Price: $79

Estimated Length: 3 Hours

PDUs/Contact Hours: 3 | CEUs: .3

Access Time: 90 Days

Enroll Now

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 
 

Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives. This introductory-level course is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills.

Learning Outcomes:

• Define critical thinking, reasoning, and logic

• Ask appropriate questions for critical thinking

• Understand the process of systemic problem-solving

• Identify and overcome barriers to critical thinking

• Articulate common reasoning fallacies

• Understand critical thinking as it pertains to the workplace


Course Price: $95

Estimated Length: 7 Hours

PDUs/Contact Hours: 7 | CEUs: .7

Access Time: 90 Days

Enroll Now

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 
 

This course addresses Personal Creativity. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown's book, Creativity & Innovation, it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals.

By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right, and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the basis of personal creativity

• Explain the uses of creative tools

• Distinguish between vertical and lateral thinking

• Employ creative tools like SCAMPER, random input, mind mapping, and DO IT

• Describe the key characteristics of personal creativity

• Assess the issues surrounding measuring creativity


Course Price: $99

Estimated Length: 5 Hours

PDUs/Contact Hours: 5 | CEUs: .5

Access Time: 90 Days

Enroll Now

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 
 

Bundle Details


★ Expert Supported

★ Accessible

★ Games & Flashcards

★ Audio-enabled in-app


 

★ Mobile-friendly

★ Badge and credit-awarding

★ Real-world case studies

 
 

This course is designed for adult learners interested in exploring and expanding their personal and professional creativity.

 
 

No Prerequisites.

 
 

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

 

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

 

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

 

Contact Us

UTRGV Continuing Education

McAllen Teaching Site:
1800 S. Main Street
Suite 1100 McAllen, TX 78503

 

Phone: (956) 665-2071

 


Brownsville Campus:
One West University Boulevard, BMAIN 1.210K
Brownsville, Texas 78520

 

Phone: (956) 882-7711