These are the first of our unique creativity courses, which complement our subject-specific offerings and promote interdisciplinary thinking.

Whether you're an employee or an entrepreneur, you'll appreciate our new course on positive psychology in the workplace, taught by Dr. Orin Davis. Learn how to build a productive, soothing work environment, effectively utilize social capital to get things done, positively deal with stress in the workplace, and cultivate an enjoyable work experience for employer and employee alike.

The start date of the course is December 15, 2012!

"The MFA is the new MBA." So said Daniel Pink in a "A Whole New Mind - Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the World." Creativity and innovation are driving a great deal of global economic development. In fact, the Council on Competitiveness has announced that "Innovation will be the single most important factor in determining America’s success through the 21st century." So, to paraphrase the famous commercial from the California Milk Processor Board, "Got creativity?" This class will help students assess and develop their own creative abilities and expose them to multiple tools and techniques to enhance their personal and professional creativity. We will explore the role of creativity in the American experience and how it is a driver for economic development. We will investigate a strategy framework for thinking creatively about innovation. We will look at creative innovators in the arts, commerce, government and social change. Students will be asked to investigate and report on one creative innovator for this class.


Start date March 7, 2011. This course is free, but donations are strongly encouraged.