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Leading-edge Network: Creativity & Innovation

Are you a leader in your organization? Are you charged with motivating and producing high-performance teams? Are you sometimes stuck in a rut and need to break out and to come up with creative solutions for yourself? Need a nudge to be a more creative thinker?

The Leading-Edge Creativity and Innovation Network has online courses for the busy professional who is tasked to think out of the box. Courses in team and personal creativity, organizational innovation and critical thinking will help you get a jump start on new ways to look at your current or future endeavors.

  • Creativity in Teams and Organizations
  • Innovation and Critical Thinking Suite
  • Innovation in Organizations
  • Innovation in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Personal Creativity



  • Creativity & Innovation: Creativity in Teams and Organizations (MEIC 2045)
    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.

    This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    Cost: $79
    CEUs: .5
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    Innovation and Critical Thinking Suite (MEIC 2250)
    includes the following courses- Creativity in Teams and Organizations, Innovation in Organizations, Personal Creativity and Introduction to Critical Thinking

    Cost: $249
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    Creativity & Innovation: Innovation in Organizations (MEIC 2130)
    This course looks at innovation in corporations and the public sector. It reviews the latest academic thinking on innovation, including Clay Christensen's seminal thinking on disruptive technology and the proper response. Further, it explores some of the internal responses to the need for creativity, including idea champions, idea incubators, new venture teams and skunk works, and the process of moving from innovation to commercialization. Finally, the course focuses on some of the more successful corporate innovators as a way of illustrating the principles of effective innovation in large organizations, and also explores the role of innovation in the public sector.

    This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    Cost: $79
    CEUs: .5
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    Innovation in the Workplace (MLIW 4140)
    Creativity can do more than just spark the next big idea for your organization. It’s also a critical skill for finding unique solutions to problems and new ways to improve on old processes. This series will help you to build your creativity and encourage it in others in productive ways that help your organization’s bottom line.

    Features include:

    • Defining innovation and determining your point of view
    • Identifying the enemies of ideas and innovation
    • Asking questions
    • Harnessing energy
    • Creating ideas
    • Measuring success
    CEUs: .70
    Cost: $99
    Location: Online
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    Introduction to Critical Thinking (MEIC 2220)
    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.

    This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    Cost: $95
    CEUs: .5
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    Creativity & Innovation: Personal Creativity (MEIC 2160)
    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.

    This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 30 days. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    Cost: $79
    CEUs: .5
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