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Fast Company: Creativity & Innovation Toolkit


Total Credits: 3 Online Course

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Fast Company: Future Proofing Your Career
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Career Building |  Fast Company



Description

Course Description

Creativity and innovation are not one and the same. Creativity is the generation of new ideas by individuals and teams. Innovation is the process of converting those ideas into new products, business practices, and strategies that create value.

 

It's a meaningful distinction because creativity needs to be translated into something concrete for it to generate value. Protecting and nurturing new ideas, and bringing them to fruition, is the basis of innovation. That innovation takes place in and through organizations making it more complex.

 

Leaders of organizations of all sizes and types hope to encourage creativity in their employees. Eliciting creative and innovative ideas within a group, team, or organization has become a crucial skill. The ability of leaders to nurture and protect new ideas is vital to the health of the organization.

 

Included with your course is a one (1) year complimentary subscription to Fast Company ($19.99 value). Your subscription will start with the current issue. Fast Company publishes 8 issues a year.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define personal creativity
  • Consider strategies for boosting creativity
  • Explore the use of brainstorming as a creativity tool
  • Explain how mind mapping is used to develop an idea
  • Define divergent thinking
  • Discuss idea incubators
  • Identify techniques for generating ideas
  • Consider the benefits of freewriting/journaling
  • Explore ways to jump-start innovation
  • Identify ways to encourage creative thought in the workplace

Key Features

  •  Expert-supported
  •  Mobile-friendly
  •  Accessible
  •  Badge and credit-awarding
  •  Games & Flashcards
  •  Video content
  •  Real-world case studies
  •  Audio-enabled in app

Notes

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

 

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

 

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive SMEI PDH and/or IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

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