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Innovation and Problem Solving

Course Code: CELD 1500
In today’s rapidly changing business world, you’ve got two choices: innovate or die. Chances are, you’d choose the first option, but before you can make it happen, you have to create a specific type of culture within your organization—one that fosters critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and innovation. In this course, you’ll learn how to do all four. You’ll gain experience with critical thinking and hone your ability to look at problems from different angles. You’ll also acquire practical problem-solving methods, brainstorming techniques and decision-making tools. And with those skills in hand, you’ll be the type of leader and manager that today’s businesses so desperately need.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Create a working environment that promotes critical thinking and fosters innovation;
• Analyze complex problems with your team using appropriate problem-solving processes;
• Apply idea-generation strategies and facilitation skills to encourage participation during your team meetings;
• Establish a structured process for identifying and acting upon opportunities for continuous improvement.

Our approach

Students will engage in practical and critical thinking courses allowing them to reflect and project themselves in their current or future work environment. Teachers will use many pedagogical techniques such as case studies, group discussions, team presentations, introspection questionnaires to apply learning to real-world experiences. This course is designed for the students to meet regularly during live synchronous learning in an online virtual classroom (Zoom).

Who benefits the most?

• Students and business professionals who want to become better innovators and problem-solvers.
• Mid-level managers and other business professionals who want to broaden their skills to open up new career horizons.
• New and lower-level managers who want to move into a higher management role.
• Recent business grads who want to enter the workforce or business professionals seeking a promotion.
• Newcomers to Canada who want a certificate or diploma from a respected Canadian institution.

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.


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