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Innovate – College-Wide Learning Outcomes

November 20, 2014

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow” — William Pollard, physicist.

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Red River College is in the process of renewing its College-Wide Learning Outcomes (CWLO), which are designed to be incorporated into RRC courses and programs. This six-part blog series highlights hand-selected resources that would be useful in developing these outcomes, which are essential for success. This is the fifth part of the series, which focuses on “innovate.”


Secret Sauce of Success?

The ability to innovate has been described as the “secret sauce” of business success (Source: The Innovator’s DNA). We want RRC grads to be equipped to innovate – to generate, build and transform ideas in their fields.

Below are some resources that give advice on how to be a successful innovator.

Innovate – RRC Library Resources for Students and Staff

BOOK: Ready, set, done: how to innovate when faster is the new fast / Jim Carroll.

READY, SET, DONE : HOW TO INNOVATE WHEN FASTER IS THE NEW FAST

“If you are trying to figure out how to deal with the faster world that surrounds you, then you need this book. Think about it: the high velocity global economy of today drives rapid consumer, business, industrial and marketplace change.” (Source: www.jimcarroll.com)

 

 

 

Breaking out : how to build influence in a world of competing ideas / John Butman.

BREAKING OUT : HOW TO BUILD INFLUENCE IN A WORLD OF COMPETING IDEAS

How do you gain influence for an idea? In “Breaking Out,” idea developer and adviser John Butman shows how the methods of today’s most popular “idea entrepreneurs”….can help you take an idea public and build influence for it.” (Source: Harvard Business Review)

 

 

 

 

Creative thinkering : putting your imagination to work / Michael Michalko.

CREATIVE THINKERING : PUTTING YOUR IMAGINATION TO WORK

Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, this book will show you how to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of your subconscious mind. Visit the author’s website at creativethinking.net.

 

 

 

Speaking of...creativity / hosted by Stacey Stone ; produced and directed by Joel Asher.

SPEAKING OF…CREATIVITY

In this documentary, nine creatively accomplished people reveal the secrets of their creativity.

Watch the trailer here:
Speaking of Creativity trailer

 

 

 

 

Creative approaches to problem solving : a framework for innovation and change / Scott G. Isaksen, K. Brian Dorval, Donald J. Treffinger.

CREATIVE APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING : A FRAMEWORK FOR INNOVATION AND CHANGE

A comprehensive text covering the system for problem solving and creativity known as Creative Problem Solving (CPS). This system helps individuals and groups solve problems, manage change, and deliver innovation.

 

 

 

Creative strategy : a guide for innovation / William Duggan.CREATIVE STRATEGY : A GUIDE FOR INNOVATION*

The real difficulty with innovation is not the execution, but coming up with great ideas in the first place. Duggan uses the neuroscience of innovation to describe the brain’s process of analysis to come up with the best new ideas, and to break down the process step by step.

* THIS BOOK IS ON ORDER — ARRIVING SOON!