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WSP 335 — Leading Innovation: An Approach to Personal and Team Creativity

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturdays/Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: See below
Date(s): Feb 3—Feb 10
Time: 10:00 am—5:00 pm 
Drop Deadline: Feb 3
Unit: 1
Tuition: $620
Addtl. Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Limit: 32
Instructor(s): Julie Daley, Denise Rabius
Status: Open
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays, February 3 and February 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, February 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am—5:00 pm 
Feb 3—Feb 10
See below
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Feb 3
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Julie Daley, Denise Rabius
Please Note: Full schedule: Saturdays, February 3 and February 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, February 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The fast-paced nature and numerous challenges of today’s business climate necessitate the ability to nimbly and continually innovate. Innovation is a team sport in which the indispensable competencies are personal creativity and effective collaboration. While trust in one’s personal creativity is the essential foundation for repeatable innovation, we neither work nor innovate in a vacuum. Innovation is seldom achieved by the lone genius; it results from collaborative contributions from well-motivated and managed teams.

In this highly interactive course, you will learn to understand and cultivate your own creative process, as well as how to lead teams and organizations toward innovation. Individually, we all have a unique creative process that can be suppressed by hidden and unconscious habits. Drawing upon the latest neuroscience research and experiential practices, you will build greater insights into your process, learn techniques to remove impediments, and incorporate new tools and perspectives.

As a business leader, you must create innovative teams. We will explore a number of specific practices, such as role-modeling collaborative behaviors, enlisting others in thinking outside the box, and supporting individuals to build upon each other’s unique ideas. We will also interact with conceptual team innovation models including lateral thinking, ideation exercises, and group projects. By the end of the course, you will have deepened your own creative process; applied your enhanced creative approaches to understand how to design, develop, and manage innovative teams; and developed a sense of how to lead these teams toward a strong, collaborative, innovative business vision.

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $15 to be paid at the time of registration.

Julie Daley, Founder, Creative Wellspring

Julie Daley is a coach, consultant, and educator with a focus on leadership development, and sparking creativity and innovation. She has received coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. Formerly a systems analyst, Daley specializes in guiding clients fluent in technology to reclaim the powerful aspects of their creative nature.

Denise Rabius, Founder, Rabius Consulting

Denise Rabius specializes in organizational culture management and leadership development. She works with a wide range of global organizations to provide leadership curriculum design and innovation consulting. Rabius is also an executive coach for the Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received an MBA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) Michael Ray, Creativity in Business (ISBN 0385248512)
(Recommended) Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit (ISBN 0743235274)
(Required) Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit (ISBN 0978440749)