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Converting Challenges into Opportunities (Coursera)

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

Who is this class for: This course is for anyone looking to advance and standout in their organization by learning practical skills to solve problems through both a creative and critical problem solving lens.



Design Your Work

Graded: Understanding and Amplifying Strengths Quiz

Graded: Amplifying Your Strengths And Getting Out Of Your Own Way Quiz


Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

Graded: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Quiz


Creative Thinking

Graded: Approaches to Problem Solving Quiz

Graded: Innovative Thinking and Overcoming Assumptions Quiz


Putting Ideas Into Action

Graded: Analyze and Present Your Problem/Ideas