About this Course
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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...
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Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: About eight hours of video lecture, readings, learning activities...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
3 hours to complete

Design Your Work

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Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Welcome to the Course and Introduction to Module 14m
Interaction Styles4m
SWOT3m
Importance of “Soft Skills” and Looking at Grid and Managing Weaknesses8m
Reading13 readings
Understanding Your Strengths35m
Exercise: Social Style Self-Assessment Self Reflection10m
Interaction Styles Framework3m
Exercise: Journey Line10m
Exercise: Character Strengths Self Reflection10m
Exercise: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Self Reflection10m
Exercise: Heroes Reflection10m
Using “Whole Brain” Thinking25m
Exercise: Grid Assessment15m
Pushing Yourself to Think and Act Differently15m
Exercise: Stress Signals5m
Pushing Yourself to Think and Act Differently18m
Unlocking Your Professional Potentialm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Understanding and Amplifying Strengths Quiz10m
Amplifying Your Strengths And Getting Out Of Your Own Way Quiz10m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

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Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Exercise: Identify two problems5m
Problem Solving Using Scientific and Other Research Methods9m
Other Problem Solving Methods22m
Avoiding Fatal Flaws and Setting Priorities20m
Overview of Research Methodologies5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Quiz20m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

Creative Thinking

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Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Innovative Mindsets6m
Reading4 readings
Approaches to problem solving25m
Innovative Thinking32m
Overcoming Assumptions and Barriers19m
Using Prototyping for Innovation10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Approaches to Problem Solving Quiz5m
Innovative Thinking and Overcoming Assumptions Quiz10m
Week
4
Clock
3 hours to complete

Putting Ideas Into Action

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Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Translating Your Idea into Practical Application15m
The Art of Good Storytelling37m
Unlocking Your Professional Potentialm

Instructors

Josh Shapiro, PhD

Director of Research
UC San Diego Extension

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

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