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Creativity and Change Leadership, Graduate Certificate Program


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr.Sue Keller-Mathers

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Dr.Sue Keller-Mathers


In response to the increasing emphasis on creativity as a vital skill in today's professional landscape, this master's project explores contemporary academic research and literature to identify best practices regarding the creative mind, skill and toolset in an organizational setting focused on meeting employee needs. Drawing from a rich array of sources over the last five years, including academic journals, business reports, and books, the project synthesizes current trends and forecasts future developments in the field. The study aims to bridge the gap between the growing demand for creativity and the existing supply of solutions within organizational contexts. By applying Creative Change Leadership skills and the Creative Problem Solving framework, the project seeks actionable outcomes to empower employees with the necessary mindset, skillset, and toolset for creativity in the modern business environment. Central to the project's objectives is the cultivation of employees' awareness of their personal creative potential. Leveraging insights from established research and innovative approaches, the project endeavors to produce a tangible product or service to address the identified gaps in the market. Through a comprehensive exploration of the literature and practical application of creative leadership principles, this project contributes to advancing our understanding of organizational creativity and equipping individuals and businesses with the mindset, skillset and toolset to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.