Creativity and Innovation Can Be Learned!

You may have heard someone say, "I don't have a creative bone in my body." Usually this is referring to artistic skills, such as music, drawing, painting, or dance. But creativity is more than that. If you ever used duct tape to hold something together temporarily that was a creative act. And everyone has some creativity capacity--it just depends on the specific application. 

In this program, you will learn methods of being creative or innovative that will surprise and delight you. No, you may not be a Leonardo da Vinci, but then, he was one of a kind, and we aren't trying to clone him. We can help you enhance your own creative abilities, however. Just take two core courses and one elective to earn this mini certificate.

Imagine what it would be like to be a part of a company or group that is as innovative as Apple Computer. Of course it is true that very few of us is as visionary as the late Steve Jobs, but creativity experts like Michael Michalko and Roger von Oech have for many years effectively taught methods that can be used by anyone to generate more and better ideas. Some of these have been employed by the renowned Ideo to develop products and services for their client companies all over the world. Now you can learn and employ these innovation methods in your own groups to develop cutting-edge products, services, or processes that will put you well ahead of the “ho-hum” efforts of your competitors. This highly hands-on program is led by a highly successful, former engineer who has practiced what he preaches throughout a 15-year career in industry, followed by 30 years developing and delivering innovative training programs for over 40,000 individuals around the world.

Various people considered to be highly creative, expert musicians, and great thinkers have been studied and their processes decoded. In this seminar, you will examine the thinking of individuals such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Walt Disney, Einstein, Edward de Bono, and others. By understanding the processes and emulating the methods of these individuals, you can improve your creative thinking.