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Creative Leadership: Igniting an Innovation Mindset

Course Details

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A majority of CEOs cite creativity as the most important leadership quality required to cope with the growing complexity of today’s workplace. Leaders must solve increasingly complex challenges that require new and different thinking. Creativity is a vital skill, yet leaders admit they lack the necessary knowledge to promote its growth.

Liz Aebersold instructor for Creative Leadership program

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In this class we will demystify creativity and explore ways to nurture, manage, and grow our own creative leadership capabilities and the capabilities of those we lead. We will uncover the connection between leadership and creativity and how to capitalize on these abilities in order to manage change. You will discover your creative strengths and how best to leverage them when solving problems. We will also explore the creative leadership behaviors that inspire and motivate, and develop the skills to capitalize on the creative and problem solving abilities within your organizations.

This is a required course for the Creative Leadership and Innovation Management Certificate program.

Course Prerequisites

When registering for this course each participant will receive a FourSight Profile by email. If your organization is registering you for this course please make sure that your email is provided or contact the Program Coordinator prior to class. The FourSight Profile is a multi- question survey that reveals where your strengths lie in the innovation process. Everyone has preferences and contributes in some way. This profile will only take 15 minutes to complete and must be completed before the first day of class. If you have not received your FourSight Profile please contact Beth Navarro at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone with leadership responsibilities
  • Potential leaders who want to develop leadership skills
  • Executive level management
  • Directors
  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders
  • Project managers and team members

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • .65 CEUs
  • 7.0 PDUs
  • After completing the course please contact the Program Coordinator for the PMI® Course Activity Number

As a PMI Registered Education Provider, The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Development Center has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (Provider # 1616).

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  • Embody the leadership behaviors that support innovation
  • Understand your own problem-solving preference and strengths
  • Explore key creativity principles, attributes, and qualities that predict creative outcomes
  • Learn how to inspire others to produce creative results
  • Develop skills to help you manage change
  • Understand impediments to creativity
  • Discover new sources to generate breakthrough ideas
  • Increase your own creative capacity
  • Students will complete and score a creativity assessment

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