Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate

Lead teams for creativity and collaboration

Learn a unique approach to leadership that will help you tackle today’s complex challenges by navigating ambiguity, collaborating across diversity, and maintaining momentum with optimism. Leadership today is not about knowing all the answers, but turning uncertain conditions into growth opportunities. We’ve designed this program to help you build the skills and confidence necessary to create the conditions for new kinds of collaboration across a diversity of perspectives.

Certificate Program Outcomes
  • Explore and apply unique leadership approaches for different scenarios.
  • Create psychological safety and creative space for a team, encouraging a diversity of perspectives.
  • Guide teams through the process of experimentation.
  • Set the conditions for a culture of creativity and collaboration.
  • Showcase your new skills through tangible, real-world project challenges, such as a leadership plan and a story to share.
Program Themes
Leadership Collaboration Storytelling
Price
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$1,897
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$1,897
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Format 3 Online Cohort Courses
Duration 3+ Months
Time 4 Hours/Week
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Certificate Program Overview

  1. 1 Take Leading for Creativity, Storytelling for Influence, and Cultivating Creative Collaboration

    While courses can be taken in any order, we recommend completing Leading for Creativity first.

    • Empower others to generate and execute bold ideas
      Cohort Course 5 Weeks
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      $699
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      $699
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    • Craft a narrative to motivate and inspire
      Cohort Course 5 Weeks
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      $599
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    • New
      Tap into diverse perspectives to foster creative thinking
      Cohort Course 5 Weeks
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      $599
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  2. 2 Receive and Share Your Certificate

    After completing the courses, you’ll receive your Foundations in Creative Leadership certificate of completion via email as a downloadable PDF within 1-2 weeks of completing the final required course. Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.

    Certificate for Foundations in Creative Leadership from IDEO U

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Course Order
    While courses can be taken in any order, we recommend completing Leading for Creativity first.
  • Completion Time
    The program takes between 3-4 months to complete if courses are taken consecutively. However, there is no deadline for certificate completion.
  • Certificate Requirements
    If you've completed any courses in the Advanced Design Thinking certificate program, or if you've previously earned your Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate, all count toward your certificate of completion.
Learn more about program details in our FAQs

Certificate Program Requirements

If you've already taken any courses in the Foundations in Creative Leadership certificate program, all will count toward your certificate of completion.
Certificate Program Requirements

What's Possible with Creative Leadership

Agha Ali
Agha Ali
Brand Architect
Sharaf Trading Ltd & Blue Cell Trading Ltd.
I can directly trace my ability to shatter silos in my organization to the IDEO U courses. Teams are more energized and excited because they find meaning in what we stand for and how it relates to them. The courses have helped me better communicate what's in it for the people I work with.
Brenda Metzger
Brenda Metzger
Sr. Director
Markon Solutions, Management Consulting
My career has completely taken an upward turn since I have applied the skills I learned in these courses.
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The IDEO U Learning Experience

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.

See

Our courses engage you through stories, expertise, and humor. Each lesson has a series of 3-5 minute videos that explain the why, what, and how of a specific topic. Plus we bring everything to life through case studies from around the globe.

Try

In order to develop new skills, you need to try them out through repeated practice and exposure to new contexts. Our courses provide opportunities to try out new behaviors online and through real-world projects.

Reflect

Our learning experiences have a variety of reflective activities to help you make the connections to your specific work challenges. Reflection is one of the most effective ways to deepen your professional impact.

Share

Knowledge is constructed through interaction with others—which is the foundation of our cohort experience. It’s through sharing and discussing with qualified teaching leads and a global peer network that you build greater understanding.