Virtual Creativity Classes – Free On-Demand Learning

Welcome to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine! We know many Mainers are currently stuck at home, practicing smart social distancing. So we thought, why not make it even smarter? We invite you to take a few classes in Creativity, on the house.

Courses

Creativity in Teams and Organizations

Estimated length: 3 hours

Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools, including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others, to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.

Personal Creativity

Estimated length: 3 hours

This course addresses Personal Creativity. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown’s book, Creativity & Innovation, it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges. Chapters of the book are included in the course as PDF downloads. No additional purchase is necessary.

Introduction to Critical Thinking

Estimated length: 3 hours

Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single-most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives. This introductory-level course is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills.

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About Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College offers undergraduate programs to students on campus and certificates, undergraduate, and graduate degrees to working adults online. 

Through values-based learning and attention to the “whole” student experience, we offer opportunities that go beyond education, encouraging personal growth and a perspective for the greater good.

Community engagement is a hallmark of the Saint Joseph’s College experience, and the entire campus community strives to model service and involvement as means for both personal and social transformation. As an institution sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, we are committed to making a difference by building a sustainable future in which learners of all ages are prepared for lives of engaged citizenship.