Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-C&I)
The goal of this course is to enable NASA personnel to be more creative and innovative in all their works, including technical and managerial. "The excessive focus on analysis, targets, and number crunching, and the absence of introspection and imagination has resulted in a crisis in management" (Henry Mintzberg, The Globe and Mail, March 16, 2009). This course seeks to address this crisis.
This course is for NASA’s technical and managerial workforce, including engineers and program personnel, who are seeking to increase their abilities to be both creative and innovative in their technical and managerial endeavors.
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|Quiet Learning 101 (Public)||Course|
|Creativity: Developing and Communicating Ideas||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Executing Innovation||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Generating Creative and Innovative Ideas: Enhancing Your Creativity||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Generating Creative and Innovative Ideas: Maximizing Team Creativity||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Generating Creative and Innovative Ideas: Verifying and Building on Ideas||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Leadership Essentials: Leading Innovation||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Leading Innovation||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Promoting Creative Thinking||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Wanted - Innovation Leaders||NASA Skillsoft Course|
|Creating Innovators (Public)||Website|
|Creative Confidence (Public)||Website|
Critical Knowledge Resources
|Phil McAlister: Relinquishing Control to Promote Innovation (Public)||Video|
APPEL Library Resources
|NASA Galaxie Library||Books 24x7 Library|
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: