Continuing Education

CITC954 - Innovation and Strategic Implementation & Negotiation

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Course Overview

Innovation and Strategic Implementation

Discover strategies that foster creative thinking and explore how leadership can create a culture of innovation. With the skills in this course, you will be able to implement a culture of creative thinking and problem solving in the workplace. Understanding how to think more creatively and instill a culture of innovation within the organization are key skills for leaders. In addition, leaders must be able to develop effective and innovative approaches to solving problems and implementing solutions strategically to ensure the organization's continued success. Finally, effective leaders must demonstrate an understanding of various strategies and approaches to thinking creatively and promoting creative thinking among the people they lead. This module will provide you with greater understanding, practice, and skills for thinking strategically and new perspectives regarding looking for innovative ways to change the status quo and improve their organization. This session will include relevant theories combined with individual reflection, group exercises, discussions, a final assignment, and practical exercises to reinforce newly acquired skills and knowledge. You will be able to develop the organizational capacity for creative thinking and problem-solving to meet the challenges of a dynamic marketplace. You will also be able to describe tips and tools such as the S.M.A.R.T. planning method to aid the implementation of innovation and strategic planning.

Negotiation

Develop your professional toolkit by exploring the strategies, concepts, skills, and principles of skillful negotiation. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to focus on issues, avoid distractions, and create options for mutual gain in negotiations. Applying such strategic techniques will allow dealmakers to find innovative sources of leverage, realize more opportunities, and achieve outcomes that maximize value for both sides. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to identify your negotiation style and individual strengths. You will also use feedback to continue your leadership development in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of the competency assessments, you will earn 2 NAIT Micro-credentials and receive 2 Digital Badges you can share on social media and with your network.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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