New certificate program helps people with a professional mindset drive new ideas and enterprise through creativity and entrepreneurship

neon lights write out the words "think about things differently" on a black background. Both the NSCAD and Dalhousie logos are in the top left corner of the image.NSCAD University, in partnership with Dalhousie University, is launching a new certificate program to teach working professionals how to align their entrepreneurial and artistic abilities and make a difference in their careers. The Creativity and Innovation Certificate is a six-week online course presenting new research tools, techniques and approaches to empower participants to think disruptively and creatively about solutions. The program is a move by both universities to venture beyond traditional problem-solving approaches in the design of policies, programs, services and products, and instead think about change and solutions in exciting new ways.

“Creativity allows you to connect deeply with yourself and your own unique set of talents, influences, and perspectives” said Dinuk Wijeratne, Juno Award winning conductor, composer, musician and instructor on the Creativity and Innovation Certificate roster. “In doing so, you connect more deeply with your peers, and shift your workplace culture towards one that is more fun, expressive, and innovative. Creativity leads to better solutions for you, your workplace, and your clients.”

The program will be taught by experts in creativity and management, and participants will be guided through a hands-on, process-based approach to creative problem-solving. They will learn to expand their skills, to challenge preconceptions and discover how to generate creative solutions that can add value to their professional environments.

This course runs from May 3 to June 12, 2021 and is recommended for those who would like to bring new ideas to the workplace; entrepreneurs who are seeking to broaden their skillset in a creative way; and idea generators contributing to organizational successes. The skills learned could be applied in a wide range of industries including business, government and not-for-profits.

For more information about the course, including how to register, visit the following direct link: