Creativity, otherwise known as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something, is process of evolution that is vastly more fruitful when it has many contributors. Furthermore, creativity, collaboration and change very much all go together when utilized in the processes of creative producing or entrepreneurship.

Creativity, collaboration and change were huge parts of my undergraduate degree and the various practical projects I produced therein. However, I have included a strong focus on creativity in my MTA portfolio because I wanted to understand the creative process more fully from both a practical and theoretical perspective.

Being able to master the creative process from a range of perspectives so that you can use it to generate new ideas, build relationships and bring about positive change is an invaluable skill for any person of any profession.

11 Courses

Creativity Toolkit I: Changing Perspectives

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Started: 14/10/2017

Finished: 20/10/2017

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Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Started: 20/10/2017

Finished: 01/11/2017

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Creative Thinking

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Started: 19/01/2018

Finished: 19/01/2018

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The Five-Step Creative Process

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 20/01/2018

Finished: 21/01/2018

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Creativity, Innovation and Change

Platform: Coursera

Institution: The Pennsylvania State University

Started: 22/01/2016

Finished: 02/02/2016

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Creative Problem Solving

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Minnesota

Started: 13/10/2015

Finished: 20/04/2016

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Collaborative Design: Managing a Team

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 15/03/2018

Finished: 15/03/2018

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Collaborative Design: Vision and Strategy

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 24/03/2018

Finished: 24/03/2018

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Collaborative Design: Process and Efficiency

Platform: LinkedIn

Institution: LinkedIn Learning

Started: 26/03/2018

Finished: 26/03/2018

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Cultural and Creative Industries

Platform: Coursera

Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics

Started: 24/03/2018

Finished: 01/09/2020

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The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations

Platform: Coursera

Institution: University of Maryland, College Park

Started: 29/03/2018

Finished: 01/09/2020

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1 Book

Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

Author: Dawna Markova & Angie McArthur

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Published: 2015

Started: 19/11/2018

Finished: 16/04/2020

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Ideas don’t come from manuals or excel sheets. They come from putting an interesting mix of creative people together from diverse backgrounds to figure out a solution that hopefully results in “happy accidents” that can change everything.

Van Wyk, Creativity: how collaborating can help us change the world, thedrum.com, 06/03/2019