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Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Social SkillsPeople ManagementWorking with OthersStorytellingKnowledge of Human Behavior

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...


Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Pitching Ideas

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
1-2 Changing Others' Perspectives14m
1-3.1 Storytelling19m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz4m
Module 1 Graded Quiz20m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2: Evaluating Ideas

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
4 videos
2-2.1 Do I Want Creativity?11m
2-3.1 Indicators of Creativity8m
2-4.1 Pitchers10m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 2-3 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 2-4 Practice Quiz4m
Module Graded 2 Quiz20m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: The Allure of Team Creativity

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
3-2.1 Teams Put Up Barriers9m
3-3.1 Conformity9m
3-3.2 Blind Obedience7m
3-3.3 Polarization5m
3-3.4 Feeling Like a Deviant When You're Not7m
3-3.5 Common Knowledge4m
3-3.6 Over-confident Teams4m
3-3.7 Why Do We Feel Creative in Teams?6m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3 Graded Quiz20m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Breaking the Barriers to Team Creativity

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
8 videos
4-2.1 Individualism10m
4-3.1 Norms that Permit Dissent10m
4-4.1 Norms that Permit Competition5m
4-5.1 The Strong Culture Debate5m
4-6.1 Breaking Barriers and Being Creative in Teams7m
4-7.1 Course Wrap-up4m
Michael Day full-length interview35m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-4 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-5 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-6 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-7 Practice Quiz4m
Module 4 Graded Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration

By VBJul 2nd 2019

What am amazing course. Learned so much about creativity. Without this course, it would have been very difficult to bring out the creativity as it serves as fuel. Now I can use the fundamentals daily.

By KRJul 5th 2018

Excellent course. Jeff and Jack are two of the most effective instructors out there who are really good at making learning fun and highly effective at the same time.


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Jeffrey Loewenstein 

Department of Business Administration
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Jack Goncalo 

Department of Business Administration

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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About the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization

In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require innovation skills. Thinking flexibly and developing an entrepreneurial mindset are critical to thriving in uncertain business environments. This specialization addresses how to recognize and question assumptions and constraints so as to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Innovation is needed within existing organizations and to found new organizations. Learning to change the rules of the game by creating innovative value propositions and discovering new market positions for sustained competitive advantage are some of the actionable lessons in this specialization. This specialization will be of value to both aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs as well as employees in established firms who are interested in becoming innovative leaders in an interconnected world....
Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

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