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Converting Challenges into Opportunities

University of California, San Diego via Coursera

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Found in Self Improvement
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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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


Design Your Work

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Putting Ideas Into Action

Taught by

Drew Dougherty and Josh Shapiro, PhD

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Sylvia A
5.0 5 months ago
by Sylvia completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
It is a course which aims you to be better at work. It gives you methods to solve problems, to be creative, to be a better speaker.
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