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Certificate in Innovation and Critical Thinking

Course Code: ONS112
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A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
This certificate consists of the following four courses:
 
1. Creativity in Teams and Organizations
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.

After completing this Course, you should be able to:

  • 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

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in tools and techniques to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 4-5 hours

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.

2. Innovation in Teams and Organizations

This course is an introduction to the importance of critical thinking in the business world. Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions about them. Asking questions is at the heart of critical thinking.

This program is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills.

After completing this set of modules, you will be able to:

  • 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

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in refining their critical thinking skills.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 7 hours

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.

3. Introduction to Critical Thinking

This course is an introduction to the importance of critical thinking in the business world. Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions about them. Asking questions is at the heart of critical thinking.

This program is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills.

After completing this set of modules, you will be able to:

  • 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

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in refining their critical thinking skills.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 7 hours

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.

4. Personal Creativity

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.

After completing this Course, you should be able to:

  • 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

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

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must score an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit.


  

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Course Materials:
Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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