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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Converting Challenges into Opportunities by University of California San Diego

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About the Course

In a very competitive workplace, demonstrating your ability to turn challenges into opportunities is an important to way stand out to hiring managers and to your existing management/leadership. In this course, you will learn how to utilize the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking, analyze problems, spur creativity, and implement innovative ideas for your workplace. Using the power of design thinking and Creative Problem Solving models you will work toward data-driven solutions to workplace challenges. You will engage in an active process of identifying/defining a specific challenge, generating a plan to address the challenge, collecting and analyzing data/information in order to sell your solution to your leadership, implementing your data-driven solution, and evaluating success of the solution. Course Outcomes: 1. Understand Design, out-of-the box, whole brain thinking, Your workplace strengths 2. Apply Qualitative and scientific research method for workplace problems, Setting priorities and analyzing for outcomes 3. Apply Creative problem solving and creative thinking, using creative techniques to overcome challenges and bring about innovation 4. Create Action plan, Learn to implement innovative ideas and present ideas...

Top reviews

Oct 2, 2020

Thanks to both the Faculty for such a wonderful and exploratory concepts through out the course. Really helped refresh some of the topics learnt long back and new ones put into practice straight up.

Mar 31, 2020

It is a wonderful course. A lot of good exercises. Feeling of Self-discovery and there is a lot of takeaways. Thank you for the course. Look forward to see more such courses in a time to come

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By Rajan.S

Feb 24, 2021

Animated Videos to demonstrate case studies would be better

By Andrea M

Jun 18, 2020

A lot of links to articles and video, but too few videos

By nkongori b

May 6, 2020

One video was Private ,

two readings were not accessible.

By Cheyenne

Apr 26, 2020

very useful thinking and research techniques explained.

By jawad B

May 8, 2020

brilliant and very well constructed.. very informative

By Santhosh R

Aug 26, 2020

I learnt to be extraordinary in ordinary situations.


Nov 18, 2020

It was very interesting and I learn a lot!

By Anubhav T

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent course thank you so much❤

By Aamir H K

Apr 15, 2020

Nice course with balanced content

By Kathelene S

May 27, 2020

Highly Recommend this course.

By Ramkrishno P P

Apr 14, 2020

I really do like it.

By Aishwarya A

May 5, 2020

It's a good cousre

By Archana C

Jun 11, 2020

Amazing course

By Monima C

May 20, 2020

Good course

By Lucia D C

Jul 17, 2019

Many thanks


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By Bilyana B

Sep 18, 2020

The topic and some of the content is good, but in general, the course didn't meet my expectations. Also, there were some urls or videos that were either leading to wrong content (like a betting App) or were opening a video that wasn't accessible because it was claiming to be a private content. I guess with a little improvements on the things stated above, it would be a good course

By Jonathan Y

Oct 27, 2020

The course mainly provides links to articles and other courses. I was hoping for more engaging videos or interactive learning software which was provided in the previous course I took being "Creative thinking Techniques". It was an insightful course overall but compared to the previous course I took, I can only give this a three-star.

By Dileshwar

Jul 17, 2020

Overall this course was quite insightful and helped me to deal with situations, using plenty of tools and techniques.

But content delivery was disjointed and could have been better. Lot of self study was required which is also good but I personally prefer more listening it from teachers.

Thanks for sharing the valuable knowledge.

By Ekaterina I

Sep 4, 2020

course is a bit boring, because it consist of readings the articles. only few videos... I spent a lot of time to finish this one because it is so boring.

By Kirby P P

Apr 26, 2020

Too much readings and not into explanation or elaboration of the topics. There are attached links that were no longer accessible.

By Prashant C

Sep 5, 2019

Some of the reading and Videos were not available. Need some one to ensure the availability.


May 5, 2020

Good course to learn about facing challenges in a different way

By Adam C

May 11, 2020

Many materials are not available anymore.