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MBA 577 - Got Creativity?: Strategies and Tools for the Next Economy

Course Description: 

This class will look at creativity from three broad perspectives: personal creativity (how to think about this as a personal skill to be enhanced and trained); organizational creativity (why it is job #1 for EVERY organization and how we can systematically enhance the innovation outputs of the enterprises we work for); and civic creativity (how to lift creativity and innovation into sustainable policies for our cities and regions). We will mix presentations with performances. We will have experts visit the class. We will get up on their feet and do small group work and creativity exercises. We will visit creativity hot spots around Chicago and learn first-hand from our leaders on how to make environments that nourish innovation. We will learn about and work on 13 distinct personal creativity competencies. Finally, we will work in teams on special projects and present.