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302 reviews

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 Please Note: This course is scheduled to close new learner enrollment on November 15th, 2021, and fully close on May 15th, 2022. All graded assignments, including peer reviews, must be completed by May 15th in order to be accepted for Certificate credit....

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 Girish G

Jun 26, 2020

It provides deep insignits on Critical thinking and viewing all challenges as opportunities.

By Alessandra C

May 8, 2020

This course was really useful and I have found the first two weeks particularly insightful.

By Ian A M A

Jul 26, 2020

Very comprehensive. The readings and videos are easy to understand. I have learned a lot.

By Julian M

Jul 24, 2020

Very insightful that provides a left brained path towards thinking with your right.

By Julius L

Apr 5, 2020

Introduce scientific and positive mindset upon facing new and difficult challenges.

By G. V T

Jun 10, 2020

must needed for any person willing to face the competition in the corporate world

By Vishnu K M

May 14, 2020

Excellent course. Learnt mant techniques. Thankyou coursera and the instructors.

By Diego J u

May 2, 2020

Great course to develop new skills, even If you are not relation with business!

By Maxime C

Oct 8, 2020

It was a great class. I really appreciated all the articles and videos offered

By Maneesha S

Jul 15, 2020


By Abdelwahhab N

May 3, 2020

Very interested course, that focused especially with the practical framework


Jun 26, 2020

This course helped me a lot to handle challenges thank you for this course!

By Fernanda E

Jul 6, 2020

Me encantó el material, me parecio MUY util y aplicable en el corto plazo.

By Ankita T

Jul 2, 2020

How to Solve problems in everyday work life now i can tackle every problem

By Vinay A

Jul 6, 2020

It was great learning, understood number of ways to over come a problem.

By Anagha B

Nov 2, 2021

It was a very informative course. Could apply in real life. Thank you.

By Edward W

Apr 27, 2020

I enjoyed the combination of reading and reflection for each lecture.

By Dayana R

Apr 6, 2020

Very interesting and informative. thank you for offering this course.

By B D

Jun 11, 2020

Excellent course on creative and critical thinking! best instructor!

By Mary J M M

May 17, 2020

I've learned a lot in this course. I highly suggest it for everyone.

By Lillian

Sep 7, 2020

Muy buenas lecturas y excelentes métodos para resolver problemas.

By Sandip D

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent it gives me additional skills to tackle the challenges

By Mohammad M O R

Nov 11, 2020

Converting Challenges into Opportunities is very useful course.

By Nurul S B S

Jun 9, 2020

Good materials and interesting content. Easy to follow as well.


May 6, 2020

This course is really useful ....amazing guidence and classes!!