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Course 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.

This suite of courses will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation.  Next, 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. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites.

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Innovation and Critical Thinking Certificate
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fees
tuition non-credit $299.00
Section Notes

Please note that the program schedule dates printed on your receipt are incorrect. The dates printed are for accounting purposes and reflect our fiscal year. Your course begins when you receive the program access email from Duke Continuing Studies and ends four months later. These dates will be printed in your access email. Please note that the portal in which you enrolled through Duke Continuing Studies is NOT the same portal for the online program. There is a separate log in issued for the program portal.

Within 5 business days after enrollment, you will receive the access email which will contain the URL for the program portal, your username, and a temporary password.  Please note that this email occasionally gets caught in the spam or junk filter / folder, so please keep a lookout for it there. Receipt of that email (i.e., when it appears either in your inbox OR spam/junk folder) begins the time period for your course access.  Your deadline date is noted in bold in the access email. Please note that we do not offer extensions for this program.

Students who complete the Innovation and Critical Thinking Certificate are awarded a total of 22 CPEs (1 Technical; 21 Non-Technical) and 2.2 CEUs, and this will be printed on the downloadable certificate of completion.