Earn the Foundation in Creative Thinking Certificate

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Back by popular demand is the Foundation in Creative Thinking series.

Creativity, crucial in our ever-evolving world, is a skill that is both innate and one that needs to be exercised and developed. To explore your creative preferences and blind spots, tap into your curiosity to make unique connections and use deliberate process to develop more innovative solutions, you’re invited to join this four-part series that may be taken in the same term or spread out over multiple terms. Completion of the series will lead to a Foundations in Creative Thinking Certificate.

To earn the certificate, you must complete four courses:

Creative Thinking
In this interactive, virtual, two-session workshop, explore the tenets of creative thinking in order to strengthen your thinking mindset. Practice separating divergent and convergent thinking, using specific language to invite solutions and fostering a creative mindset. We all have the innate capacity to be creative, and by applying techniques, we can increase our own creative thinking abilities.

Dates: Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Dates: Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Register for this course.

FourSight for Enhancing Innovation and Collaboration
Understanding your particular approach to innovating can enable success in our ever-changing world. FourSight is a research-based assessment based upon a four-step process for problem solving. The assessment and results provide insight into a variety of ways that individuals prefer to address and solve problems. In particular, you will leave with a better understanding of how you engage in the creative process based on your individual FourSight results.

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021 
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Register for this course.

Creative Process (Prerequisite: Creative Thinking)
Come learn about creative problem solving (CPS), a research-based, deliberate, creativity process for solving problems. In this four-part, virtual workshop, you will build upon the basics for creative thinking mindset to apply a creative toolset. Learn to clarify problems, generate ideas, develop solutions and implement ideas on demand. Throughout the sessions, experience hands-on activities, real-world examples and a variety of creative thinking tools to give you the skills you need to implement creative problem solving in your personal and professional life. Please ensure that you can attend all four sessions before registering.

Dates: Thursday, June 10; Friday, June 11; Thursday, June 17; and Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Dates: Thursday, October 21; Friday, October 22; Thursday, October 28; and Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Register for this course.

Creative Application (Prerequisite: Creative Process or Prototype)
Build on your creative mindset and creative problem-solving toolset in order to increase your creativity skillset. In this two-part virtual workshop, we will use scenarios to practice applying the knowledge, tools and techniques learned through the Foundations in Creativity Certificate coursework. You may retake this workshop during future offerings to practice and deepen your creative skillset.

Dates: Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Dates: Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Online

Register for this course.

2 Comments

  • Holly Elliott said:

    I was interested, but unfortunately people doing Destinations this summer will not be able to, as it conflicts. Will this be offered again in the fall? Thanks.

    PMTue, 13 Apr 2021 19:37:25 +0000Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:37:25 +0000pm21,7:37 pm

    • Natasha McIlmurray said:

      Hi Holly! Thanks for your interest in the series. The fall dates are listed in the article. I'm also happy to send you the flyer, which includes the summer & fall dates. Please reach out if you have any questions– nmcilmurray@valenciacollege.edu

      AMWed, 14 Apr 2021 08:46:20 +0000Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:46:20 +0000am21,8:46 am

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