Innovation Courses

World Creativity and Innovation Week Courses offered by Workplace Learning & Development

Thursday, April 11
Leadership: Creating the Climate for Innovation

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This program looks at the impact leaders have on innovative productivity. Three specific capabilities that have been found to differentiate between the most successful and least successful innovative organizations are identified. Explorations into all three capabilities and how leaders can take a deliberate approach to developing a climate for innovation is presented. You will learn: what the top innovative organizations are doing to pull away from the pack and how 9 dimensions, when focused by leaders, can create the climate where productivity improves and innovation flourishes.

Tuesday, April 16
Giving & Receiving Ideas: How to Influence Acceptance & Realize Potential
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This course will look at 'idea apathy' from two perspectives of the creator/giver of ideas and as the leader/receiver of ideas. Participants will learn: how to build a 3-step a case for acceptance of an idea by others; how to identify your style preference and that of your receiver in order to facilitate the discussions; and how to explore viability of an idea.

Wednesday, April 17
Creative Problem Solving for Personal Innovation
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How many of us experience a block when challenged to come up with fresh, innovative ideas or become paralyzed when faced with a major undertaking? If you'd like to learn how to unblock our brain and expand your creative thinking about common work problems, this curse will give you easy-to-use tools and techniques -- from mind mapping to brainstorming to idea journaling -- to help you maximize your creative potential.