This 15 credit graduate certificate in Creative Thinking at Work trains people to tackle challenging real - life problems, generate new ideas, and take them through to realization in their various educational, professional, artistic, and social settings. A variety of approaches are introduced to invention, dialogue, listening, and teamwork that promote creativity. Certificate students learn to confront ambiguous and complex problems, reflect deeply and bring insights to the surface, transform the giving of feedback into a mutual learning experience, build relationships of trust and enthusiastic acceptance of diverse perspectives, articulate a practical vision, and collaborate in bringing it to fruition.
RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ALASKA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MINNESOTA, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, OREGON, VIRGINIA (WITH SOME EXCEPTION), AND WASHINGTON: The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia (with some exception), and Washington due to regulations in those states.
UMassOnline is regionally accredited by NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433; 781-271-0022). In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.
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New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Public Higher Education
Quarter Schedule (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
You must have: access to a personal computer (Mac or PC), basic computer skills, Internet connection, e-mail program and account, at least a 56 kbps modem, Java-capable browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), Shockwave plugin (to use chat).
Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.