Converting Challenges into Opportunities

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.

Instructors: Drew Dougherty & Josh Shapiro, PhD - University of California San Diego

Learning Objectives

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

Leadership and professionalism
Communication and teamwork
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On demand
Delivery Method

Submitted by Russell Lackey, MS on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:45 . Last modified on 10/27/2020