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Creative Thinking Course

A critical skill necessary to find new solutions to old problems

Creative thinking is consistently rated as one of the top ten most important skills of the coming decades. Why? In a world changing as constantly as ours, you need to be able to move beyond the way you’ve always done things and approach problems from a new perspective. 

Completing this Creative Thinking online short course will change the way you see problems in business and lay the runway for implementing better solutions.

“Absolutely loved my Red & Yellow online course! I did it all the way from the Netherlands while working full time so it’s definitely possible to do it in between your normal tasks. The team is super supportive and understanding if you need more time to complete specific assignments. Would definitely recommend!”

Noluyanda Nolu Roxwana

Campaign Manager at Studyportals

A critical skill necessary to find new solutions to modern problems

This course is designed to start developing this critical human skill, which can be applied to all facets of life and work. It will be interactive and interesting, with engaging notes, mini-quizzes to test yourself along the way, and videos that enrich the course notes.

It focuses on giving you the skills to ideate, grow your ability to think creatively, and turn your ideas into innovative solutions.

What you’ll learn

At the end, you’ll know how to:

  • Differentiate between creativity and innovation and understand the importance of each
  • Apply the design-thinking process to enhance creativity
  • Use a number of ideation techniques, including lateral thinking, brainstorming, root-cause analysis, mind mapping, and many more
  • Take practical steps to implement your creative idea
  • Generate alternate solutions and choose the best one

Who should take this course?

You should! (it’s applicable to everyone)

Add stronger critical thinking skills to your leadership and learn to think more creatively about solving issues

Our lecturers are industry leaders and bring wealth of experience to the classroom.

This course is built to help you apply imaginative creative skills to real problems, with an emphasis on thinking outside the box.

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

  • An industry-sought-after Certificate of Completion from Red & Yellow
  • Original, relevant, and constantly updated content
  • An interactive online learning experience that includes videos, live chat sessions, forum discussions, and more

Our courses are both current and relevant to the South African context.

Applicable, practical assignments:

  •       So that you can apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life, and your specific business challenges.

Discussion Forums and Chat sessions:

  •       Helping you develop your professional network.
  •       Hosted by your coach, lecturer, or subject specialist.
  •       Ideal opportunities to discuss the content and get answers to all your questions.

Personalized feedback:

  •       Tailored to your individual strengths, and opportunities for personal improvement.

A dedicated team:

  • Acting as your “virtual” support crew whose only focus is to help get you over the finish line.

Course curriculum:

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer
Head of Academics

  • 20 years in education
  • Academic Team leader at Red & Yellow
  • Authors the annual employability report

A’isha Dollie

  • Makes art education fun
  • Practices lifelong learning and balance
  • Dedicated to teaching and creating
Red & Yellow Creative School of Business

About Red & Yellow

Creative thinking is the most important skill. Artificial Intelligence and robots are going to replace some of the jobs we know today.

Red & Yellow is the business school where talented people go to develop the career skills they need to thrive in this digital world.

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