Reinvent yourself: Unleash your creativity

A renowned innovation expert shows how to spark your creativity for career development in 5 proven steps.

Course Description

Leading companies look for innovative thinking in new hires and for career advancement. Yet only 1 in 4 of us feels truly creative. Time to reinvent yourself and unleash the creativity lying dormant in all of us. Dr. Roberta Ness, featured TED speaker, author, and one of America’s leading creative thinking innovators, will guide you through her exclusive 5-step program to being an effective innovator. Learn to break free from your usual thinking pattern and start generating creative solutions to life’s challenges. Sharpen your powers of observation, make surprising associations, expand your idea space, and even master how to think backwards. Hone your creative thinking skills by solving real-world problems from business and science. The funding for this course was made possible by the UTHealth Innovation in Cancer Prevent... Read More »

Leading companies look for innovative thinking in new hires and for career advancement. Yet only 1 in 4 of us feels truly creative. Time to reinvent yourself and unleash the creativity lying dormant in all of us.

Dr. Roberta Ness, featured TED speaker, author, and one of America’s leading creative thinking innovators, will guide you through her exclusive 5-step program to being an effective innovator. Learn to break free from your usual thinking pattern and start generating creative solutions to life’s challenges. Sharpen your powers of observation, make surprising associations, expand your idea space, and even master how to think backwards. Hone your creative thinking skills by solving real-world problems from business and science.

The funding for this course was made possible by the UTHealth Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant #RP160015). The content is solely the responsibility of the creators and does not necessarily represent the views of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Solve a problem that calls for a new approach
  • Identify habitual ways of thinking and find novel alternatives
  • Use thinking tools such as analogy, reversal, expansion, narrowing, changing point-of-view
  • Find the best innovative approach to solve specific problems
  • Spread what you’ve learned and effectively communicate your ideas
About Instructor:

Roberta Ness - James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health

Dr. Ness has often been called one of America’s foremost experts in innovative thinking. Dr. Ness received her MD from Cornell University and her MPH from Columbia University. She currently holds the James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health and is the Vice-President for Innovation at The University of Texas Health Science Center.


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