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Certificate in Innovation & Critical Thinking (CI-CICT-01)


Course Description

Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their creativity and innovation toward organizational challenges and goals.

This suite of courses will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Next, you are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.


After completing this course, you'll be able to:

Recognize what makes communication effective
Understand the elements in the communications process
Organize your communications and presentations
Understand PowerPoint graphic rules of thumb
Create an effective summary slide
Describe and employ the four steps of purposeful communication in your presentations
Understand the forecast, present, and echo structure for presentations
Recognize key visual considerations for PowerPoint slides and presentations
Understand how to organize and create PowerPoint presentations
Revise PowerPoint slides to make them more effective
Understand the success factors for face-to-face presentations


4 months




This course is designed for adult learners interested in tools and techniques to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.






This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.


This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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