Develop Your Creative Thinking and Innovation Skills
Learn how to generate innovative solutions in work situations. Review how to develop, design, and create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, and products. Discover how to use creative and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Identify what creativity is and how it thrives.
Learn how to drive success through innovation.
Develop behaviors to generate creative and innovative ideas.
Learn behaviors and techniques that can help you be more creative both on an individual basis and in a team setting.
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Creativity: Generate Ideas in Greater Quantity and Quality with Stefan Mumaw
Challenges preconceived notions about creativity and provides valuable tools that will help unlock this skill to help you generate better ideas faster.
58m 57s • COURSE
Creativity Boot Camp 2: Creative Fuel with Stefan Mumaw
Think you're not creative? Think again! Take these five interactive training exercises designed to help you and your team find fuel for more creativity.
1h 14m • COURSE
Building Creative Organizations with Thea Polancic
Get strategies for unleashing creativity, innovation, and resilience in your organization, both at an individual and structural level.
1h 3m • COURSE
Unlock Your Team's Creativity with Lisa Bodell
Discover tried-and-true techniques for unlocking creativity from yourself and your teams. Apply creativity to work challenges and identify opportunities for growth and innovation.
39m 58s • COURSE
Leading with Innovation with Anil Gupta
Nurture innovation at your organization. Learn about multiple ways leaders can inspire innovation and explore new values, new customers, and new processes.
1h 31m • COURSE
Enhancing Team Innovation with Gemma Leigh Roberts
Learn how to cultivate innovation and creativity on your team.
1h 14m • COURSE
Jeff Dyer on Innovation with Jeff Dyer
Explore this thought leader's insights on developing the key skills that lead to innovative capabilities, and learn how to apply those skills to accomplish repeated innovation.
1h 1m • COURSE
You'll learn creative thinking and innovation skills with these experts.
Drew Boyd is a global leader in creativity and innovation.
Drew is the coauthor of Inside the Box. He also serves as the executive director of the Master of Science in Marketing program and associate professor of marketing and innovation at the University of Cincinnati.
Drew entered the world of academia after a highly successful business career. He spent 17 years with Johnson & Johnson in marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and international development. Before Johnson & Johnson, Drew worked with United Airlines, in sales, marketing, and strategic planning. He was one of the early pioneers of strategic partnerships between airline carriers that led to the creation of the Star Alliance.
In his courses, Drew merges the theory taught in a traditional classroom setting with more than three decades of experience, providing a real-world marketing and innovation experience. Drew's earned three prestigious teaching awards and is honored to have been a guest lecturer at Columbia University, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Duke University.
Drew graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1976 with a bachelors of science in management science and operations research. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.
He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Wendy, and son, Ryan.
Stefan Mumaw is the director of narrative strategy at First Person, a story and experience design shop.
In addition to his work with First Person—the San Francisco-based company where he currently leverages his storytelling expertise—Stefan has authored six books, the most recent being Creative Boot Camp, a 30-day crash course on creativity. Previously, he authored Chasing the Monster Idea, Redesigning Websites, and Simple Websites, and co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield. He has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years and has been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.
Thea Polancic is the managing partner of ClearSpace, LLC, a Chicago-based coaching and consulting firm.
Thea is the managing partner of ClearSpace, LLC, a US-based consulting firm that helps CEOs and senior leaders evolve themselves, their teams and organizations to meet today's challenges and thrive into the future. Thea and her team design and deliver executive and elite team coaching programs. Over the past 15 years, she has worked closely with many senior leadership teams to enhance levels of trust, accountability, and effectiveness. Her firm's clients include organizations large and small around the world. Thea is a passionate advocate for the power of business to elevate humanity and is the founder and president of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
Best-selling author Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink, which enables companies to simplify and innovate.
A renowned innovation leader and futurist, Lisa founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Bosch, futurethink has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Lisa is also the author of Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters and Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which was named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by booz&co.
After earning her business degree from University of Michigan, Lisa launched her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she discovered a gift for uniting strategically driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. She went on to build two successful businesses before moving to New York and focusing on the simplification and innovation space with futurethink.
With time-management skills that border on an art form, Lisa currently serves as an adviser on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London; the Association of Professional Futurists; the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation; and Novartis' Diversity and Inclusion Board in Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa is a finalist judge at Idea Crossing's Innovation Challenge held at University of Virginia, and has taught innovation and creativity at both American University and Fordham Universities.
A respected thought leader on simplification and innovation topics, Lisa is a regular contributor to Women@Forbes. She's also appeared on FOX News, and in such publications as Fast Company, Forbes, Crain's, Businessweek, The New York Times, WIRED, Investor's Business Daily, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist.
On weekends, she's known for solving word scrambles, brain teasers, and logic puzzles with the speed of an Olympian. She can whip up five-course gourmet meals, though she's yet to master a perfectly grilled burger. After traveling through more than 40 countries, Lisa has set her sights on visiting the North Pole so she can stand in every time zone-simultaneously.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship.
Anil is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's "most influential living management thinkers" and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network.
In 2017, Anil received the International Management (IM) Division Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.
Anil is the coauthor of several books including The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered. Anil has served as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, and as a contributing editor for Chief Executive. He is a regular contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, The Economic Times, and other outlets.
Anil is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF Stewardship Board for the System Initiative on the Future of Consumption. He has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.
Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a chaired professor at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
Gemma Leigh Roberts is a chartered organizational psychologist, executive coach, and performance psychologist.
Gemma is the founder of the Resilience Edge®, which focuses on helping individuals enhance psychological resilience, master challenges effectively, and thrive in life and work. The Resilience Edge also functions as a center for research into psychological resilience.
Gemma is also the founder of the Career Compass Club®, a career coaching community that helps people to transform their careers.
You can access free resilience and coaching tools and get in contact with Gemma at gemmaleighroberts.com.
Jeff Dyer is the Horace Beesley professor of strategy at Brigham Young University.
In addition to his work at BYU, Jeff is a professor of strategy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff is the only strategy scholar to have been published at least five times in both the Strategic Management Journal and the Harvard Business Review. His Harvard University Press book, The Innovator's DNA, has been published in 12 languages and is a business bestseller. His research has been featured in publications such as Forbes, the Economist, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Wall Street Journal.