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Creative Leadership and Innovation Management Certificate

Course Details

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Organizations face unprecedented challenges – global competition, economic uncertainty, and constant, rapid, and unpredictable change. New ideas and new thinking are today's currency and are required to tackle the increasing complexities in our workplace. Creative leadership involves divergent thinking, multi-layered idea generation, organizational climate, and managing the creativity and innovation processes. In order to thrive, we must innovate and constantly seek new and different ideas. Creativity is a necessity – it is part culture, part process, and part DNA and is waiting to be unleashed. This certificate program will transform the way you and your organizations think in order to capitalize on your creative capacity. You'll develop new alternatives to tough problems, create breakthrough ideas, and achieve innovative results.

Watch a video of instructor Liz Aebersold.

Liz Aebersold instructor for Creative Leadership program

Upon completion of the certificate program, you will have an in-depth understanding of creativity and innovation, practice creative problem solving tools and strategies, and develop practical approaches to apply new ideas in the workplace. You will learn how to foster an environment for creative and innovative thinking and leverage your customers and employees for break through solutions. You will learn to develop great ideas and practice techniques that improve both individual and group creativity. You will see your problem-solving abilities increase and become a more effective and efficient decision maker.

Who Should Attend

  • This course benefits anyone needing to make decisions and develop creative solutions to daily problems as well as those interested in developing the creativity to innovation process within their organizations.
  • Individuals from any industry who want to enhance their personal creativity skills and infuse creativity and innovation throughout their organizations.
  • Employees from all levels of organizations large and small and across all sectors
  • Anyone with leadership responsibilities or potential leaders who want to develop leadership skills
  • Executive level management, directors, managers, supervisors, coordinators, and team leaders
  • Project managers and team members
  • Customer service professionals
  • People looking for new approaches to customer service
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Sole practitioners
  • Sales professionals

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • See individual courses

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  • Foster a culture of creativity and innovation within your teams and throughout the organization
  • Learn processes and methods for deliberately promoting creativity and innovation
  • Learn how to lead a team to produce creative results
  • Learn how to harvest ideas from within your own organization
  • Discover your creative strengths and identify the strengths of others
  • Learn and practice a process for generating new ideas and solutions
  • Discover how to guide individuals and groups through the creative process
  • Apply tools and techniques to real problems, challenges, and opportunities
  • Increase your flexibility and ability to deal with change
  • Understand and overcome the barriers to creativity and innovation
  • Learn to embrace constraints and cultivate, rather than stifle, creativity
  • Boost your problem-solving abilities and get “unstuck” when you run out of ideas
  • Understand why creativity is important to a project
  • Empower your employees with problem-solving skills to tackle tough customer challenges
  • Lead others through a framework from which innovation can arise
  • Certificate Requirements, Scheduling, and Pricing

    To achieve the Creative Leadership and Innovation Management Certificate

    1. Register for the full certificate program which consists of five courses or register for five of the six courses individually as they are offered throughout the year. Participants registering for the full certificate will be contacted by our office for course selection.
    2. The following courses are required for this program.
      • Creative Leadership: Igniting an Innovation Mindset
      • Building Innovative Organizations
      • Leading Ideation: Tools and Techniques
    3. The following courses are electives for this program (Pick Two).
      • Creativity with Constraints
      • Creativity, Innovation and Customer Service
      • Innovation and Creativity for Project Managers
    4. Courses vary in length from one to two days please see individual course for class duration.
    5. Class times are 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    6. If registering one class at a time the cost of the full certificate program is $2,750.00.
    7. Participants registering for the full certificate upfront will receive a discount and pay only $2,512.50

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