UCD Professional Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Practice

Enquire now about our August 2018 Course

UCD Professional Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Practice

Enquire now about our August 2018 Course


Build Your Creative Confidence. Prepare for a New Future!

This course, awarded by University College Dublin builds on international best practice and combines it with real-world insights from a highly experienced team of entrepreneurial specialists. It is designed to equip participants with the opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing skills that are in high demand by organisations across all industries and sectors globally. These skills include creative thinking, teamwork, presentation and communication skills, Design Thinking and creative problem solving.

University College Dublin is Ireland’s Global University and has a long history of working in the ASEAN Region. Led by Professor Suzi Jarvis (B.A. Dphil. Oxon.) UCD Innovation Academy has designed and delivered programmes for both students and academic staff in the ASEAN Region and is the international partner on the Entrepreneurial Educator Enhancement Programme (3EP) coordinated by the Ministry of Education in Malaysia.

This course is designed for senior managers, entrepreneurs and owner-managers in all sectors who are:

  • seeking to cultivate a culture of innovation within their units or businesses
  • concerned with enhancing their skills around innovation
  • engaged in improving operational, organisational or business development
  • driving new products, services or client solutions

Applicants to the course can apply for funding to support them to part-cover the course fees. 


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Who is Leading this Course?


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Dr Eileen Diskin
Entrepreneurial Specialist

Eileen started her career as a wilderness guide in the Alaskan wilderness, and became a conservation naturalist with the Missouri Department of Conservation before working as a field archaeologist. Eileen founded BiodiversityInOurLives.com, an initiative whose pilot project was a set of biodiversity beermats that featured in pubs across Dublin.

See more of Eileen’s story here.

eileen.diskin@ucd.ie

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Jacinta Owens
Teaching Facilitator

Jacinta Owens is an enthusiastic, talented writer with a distinctive voice and a wonderful turn of phrase. Her style is naturally comic and observant. One of the most striking aspects of her work is her personal association with the material. She writes close to home, and from her heart, which means every beat is utterly truthful. Jacinta focuses on developing empathy and creativity in students whilst helping them craft their own unique story.

jacinta.owens@ucd.ie



 

Where is this course taking place?

This course will take place at RCSI UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly known as Penang Medical College) located in Georgetown, Penang Malaysia. Click here for a map and contact information.


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Build Your Creative Confidence. Prepare for a New Future!

This course, awarded by University College Dublin builds on international best practice and combines it with real-world insights from a highly experienced team of entrepreneurial specialists. It is designed to equip participants with the opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing skills that are in high demand by organisations across all industries and sectors globally. These skills include creative thinking, teamwork, presentation and communication skills, Design Thinking and creative problem solving.

University College Dublin is Ireland’s Global University and has a long history of working in the ASEAN Region. Led by Professor Suzi Jarvis (B.A. Dphil. Oxon.) UCD Innovation Academy has designed and delivered programmes for both students and academic staff in the ASEAN Region and is the international partner on the Entrepreneurial Educator Enhancement Programme (3EP) coordinated by the Ministry of Education in Malaysia.

This course is designed for senior managers, entrepreneurs and owner-managers in all sectors who are:

  • seeking to cultivate a culture of innovation within their units or businesses
  • concerned with enhancing their skills around innovation
  • engaged in improving operational, organisational or business development
  • driving new products, services or client solutions

Applicants to the course can apply for funding to support them to part-cover the course fees. 


brunch (14)



Watch UCD Innovation Academy in Action 





Who is Leading this Course? 


Alt Text

Dr Eileen Diskin
Entrepreneurial Specialist

Eileen started her career as a wilderness guide in the Alaskan wilderness, and became a conservation naturalist with the Missouri Department of Conservation before working as a field archaeologist. Eileen founded BiodiversityInOurLives.com, an initiative whose pilot project was a set of biodiversity beermats that featured in pubs across Dublin.

See more of Eileen’s story here.

eileen.diskin@ucd.ie

Alt Text

Jacinta Owens
Teaching Facilitator

Jacinta Owens is an enthusiastic, talented writer with a distinctive voice and a wonderful turn of phrase. Her style is naturally comic and observant. One of the most striking aspects of her work is her personal association with the material. She writes close to home, and from her heart, which means every beat is utterly truthful. Jacinta focuses on developing empathy and creativity in students whilst helping them craft their own unique story.

jacinta.owens@ucd.ie



Where is this course taking place? 

This course will take place at RCSI UCD Malaysia Campus (formerly known as Penang Medical College) located in Georgetown, Penang Malaysia. Click here for a map and contact information.


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Curriculum and Learning

The UCD Professional Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Practice builds on almost ten years of experience in designing innovation programmes for postgraduate and professional learners in Ireland and across the world. In addition to our successful on campus postgraduate programmes, UCD Innovation Academy have designed bespoke innovation development programmes for leading organisations in the Professional Services, Fin-tech, Energy and Technology industries in Ireland.

Read about our team.



Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
By enhancing the creative confidence of participants and learning to think like an entrepreneur, participants will build their capacity to identify opportunities of value, to develop, share and iterate these ideas; and to engage the strengths of colleagues to execute these ideas for the benefit of their business.

Acquire the Skills to Innovate in Your Workplace
The aim of this programme is to unlock participants’ innate ability for independent creative thinking and innovation in its broadest sense, as well as to help develop an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring ideas in multidisciplinary teams. This programme is delivered through activity-based exercises and interactive challenges at both individual and group level. The programme encompasses three primary areas of skill development and learning, as follows:

  1. Developing confidence in creative thinking. The objective is to introduce students to the inherent risk of failure in creative thinking and how to learn through prototyping and iteration;
  2. Evolution of innovative ideas in multidisciplinary teams builds teamwork in a creative context. Different approaches to teamwork are tested to enable participants to evolve their teamwork, decision making and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. The Design Thinking framework is applied to understanding users/customers, generating ideas, prototyping, testing and persuasive pitching

Practice Proven Tools and Methods
Participants will practice step-by-step methods (e.g. Design Thinking) to put their newly developed innovation skills to work quickly and start making an impact in their workplace.


  • Learn by doing in a dynamic learning environment
  • Small class sizes and teamwork each day ensure an interactive and personalised learning experience for every participant
  • Learn from entrepreneurial practitioners who are constantly creating new, engaging teaching methodologies for postgraduate and professional learners at University College Dublin

The curriculum consists of carefully constructed challenges and projects which enable participants to see improvements in a range of core competencies regardless of their starting point or prior experiences. Participants on this programme will:

  • Develop a toolkit of techniques to problem-solve and innovate in an increasingly unpredictable environment;
  • Apply the Design Thinking process to enhance problem identification and problem-solution fit;
  • Explore and utilise team dynamics, relationship building and negotiation to improve team outcomes;
  • Learn to prototype solutions to real world problems to create value within an organisation;
  • Give and receive feedback to optimise project outcomes and iterative learning

Curriculum and Learning

The UCD Professional Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Practice builds on almost ten years of experience in designing innovation programmes for postgraduate and professional learners in Ireland and across the world. In addition to our successful on campus postgraduate programmes, UCD Innovation Academy have designed bespoke innovation development programmes for leading organisations in the Professional Services, Fin-tech, Energy and Technology industries in Ireland.

Read about our team.

 


Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
By enhancing the creative confidence of participants and learning to think like an entrepreneur, participants will build their capacity to identify opportunities of value, to develop, share and iterate these ideas; and to engage the strengths of colleagues to execute these ideas for the benefit of their business.

Acquire the Skills to Innovate in Your Workplace
The aim of this programme is to unlock participants’ innate ability for independent creative thinking and innovation in its broadest sense, as well as to help develop an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring ideas in multidisciplinary teams. This programme is delivered through activity-based exercises and interactive challenges at both individual and group level. The programme encompasses three primary areas of skill development and learning, as follows:

  1. Developing confidence in creative thinking. The objective is to introduce students to the inherent risk of failure in creative thinking and how to learn through prototyping and iteration;
  2. Evolution of innovative ideas in multidisciplinary teams builds teamwork in a creative context. Different approaches to teamwork are tested to enable participants to evolve their teamwork, decision making and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. The Design Thinking framework is applied to understanding users/customers, generating ideas, prototyping, testing and persuasive pitching

Practice Proven Tools and Methods
Participants will practice step-by-step methods (e.g. Design Thinking) to put their newly developed innovation skills to work quickly and start making an impact in their workplace.


  • Learn by doing in a dynamic learning environment
  • Small class sizes and teamwork each day ensure an interactive and personalised learning experience for every participant
  • Learn from entrepreneurial practitioners who are constantly creating new, engaging teaching methodologies for postgraduate and professional learners at University College Dublin

The curriculum consists of carefully constructed challenges and projects which enable participants to see improvements in a range of core competencies regardless of their starting point or prior experiences.Participants on this programme will:

  • Develop a toolkit of techniques to problem-solve and innovate in an increasingly unpredictable environment;
  • Apply the Design Thinking process to enhance problem identification and problem-solution fit;
  • Explore and utilise team dynamics, relationship building and negotiation to improve team outcomes;
  • Learn to prototype solutions to real world problems to create value within an organisation;
  • Give and receive feedback to optimise project outcomes and iterative learning

 

Course Entry Requirements

Educational Requirement

Participants should be working professionals in any sector or industry with an honours degree (Level 8 NFQ) and at least 5 years experience and a high proficiency in English.


Course Entry Requirements

Educational Requirement

Participants should be working professionals in any sector or industry with an honours degree (Level 8 NFQ) and at least 5 years experience and a high proficiency in English.

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Transcripts

A Letter of Motivation and Transcripts are required as part of the application process.

An Academic Transcript is a document(s) provided by the academic institution where you undertook your studies. This is an official document which states all of the subjects you have undertaken during your studies and what grade you have achieved in each of those subjects, including your overall final grade if you have completed your qualification. Official or original academic transcripts are documents printed on the official headed paper of the institution where you studied and should be stamped by that institution.

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English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our courses. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country. Click here for full English Language Requirements.

English Language Requirements

 

Transcripts

Letter of Motivation and Transcripts are required as part of the application process.

An Academic Transcript is a document(s) provided by the academic institution where you undertook your studies. This is an official document which states all of the subjects you have undertaken during your studies and what grade you have achieved in each of those subjects, including your overall final grade if you have completed your qualification. Official or original academic transcripts are documents printed on the official headed paper of the institution where you studied and should be stamped by that institution.

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English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our courses. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country. Click here for full English Language Requirements.

English Language Requirements

 


“Overall, the Innovation Academy experience has been really worthwhile for me, both personally and professionally… Not only did it meet my high expectations, it went beyond them.” – UCD Innovation Academy Course Participant

“Overall, the Innovation Academy experience has been really worthwhile for me, both personally and professionally… Not only did it meet my high expectations, it went beyond them.” – UCD Innovation Academy Course Participant

 

David NevinUCD Professional Certificate in Creativity and Innovation Practice (Penang)