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Innovator Course- Develop Your Critical Thinking and Innovation Skills! 


In both our personal and professional lives, there are times when we must make choices so that the result will meet our aims. One should discover an innovative version of themselves to achieve the desired result. So, we’ve come up with this course to train you how to use your critical thinking and innovation skills for personal and professional success.

You will learn how to think laterally and parallelly by developing your thinking processes. The purpose of our Innovator course is to help you become more creative as well as make you believe in yourself. We will discuss the factors that prevent you from becoming creative in your life. In this way, you will be able to discover what prevents you from being innovative and creative. We offer learners a step-by-step guide to becoming more creative and innovative by developing critical thinking and innovation skills.

After Completing The Course, You Will:

Course Design

You can take this Innovator Online Course at your own pace because it is designed to be flexible. There are multiple modules in the course, so that you can complete it according to your schedule. To make it easier for you to grasp the ideas, the topics are arranged in an orderly fashion. You will be assessed to ensure that you understand the material. You can access our courses on any smart device or through the web.


The Innovator Course features an online multiple-choice assessment test at the end of the course to assess learners’ ability and knowledge to understand the topics. This online multiple-choice test will result in an immediate grade, so you’ll know if you passed right away.

Certification & Transcript

After completing the course, you will be able to obtain* a Certificate of Completion from SkillArts.  This certificate will serve as proof that you have successfully completed the course. You will also be able to apply for an Academic Transcript that will outline the lessons covered in this Innovator Course. 

 If you obtain a certificate from us, you can include it in your portfolio of evidence and use it for interviews in an employment or academic environment. By scanning the QR code on the certificate and entering the certificate code on our website, your employer can verify the certificate.
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Example Certificate & Transcript

Career Opportunities

By providing you with all the necessary guidelines, knowledge, and an online certificate of completion, this Innovator Course will ease your way up the career ladder. You’ll learn how to succeed in your dream job, get that promotion, or start up the business you’ve always dreamed of.

Module One: Defining Lateral Thinking, Parallel Thinking, Creativity and Innovation

The purpose of this lesson is to help you better understand how to think lateral, and parallel and how to be creative and innovative.

Key Topics:

  • What is Lateral Thinking
  • What is Parallel Thinking
  • Creativity Vs Innovation
  • How to Think Lateral
  • Creating Visual Links


Module Two: Eight Factors That Block Your Creative Thinking

This lesson will help you understand the eight factors that block creative thinking.

Key Topics:

  • The 8 Things That Can Stop Your Innate Creativity
    • Believing You Aren’t Creative
    • Making Assumptions
    • Following The Rules Too Strictly 
    • Being Too Serious
    • Avoiding Risks or Being Wrong Is Bad
    • Always Staying With Your Routines/Habits
    • Thinking There is Only One Solution
    • Making Judgements Too Quickly 



Module Three: Problem-solving & Decision making

This lesson will help you understand how to solve problems and make decisions.

Key Topics:

  • Definitions
    • Problem
    • Decision
    • Crisis
  • Problem Solving - Fishbone/Cause & Effect Diagram
  • Decision Making - Force Field Analysis



Module Four: Brainstorming & Reverse Brainstorming

This lesson is designed to help you better understand brainstorming and reverse brainstorming and how to use these techniques effectively.

Key Topics:

  • What is Brainstorming
  • The Four Principles of Brainstorming
  • The Brainstorming Techniques
  • Reverse Brainstorming
  • Brainstorming Ground Rules 


Module Five: SCAMMPERR & De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

The aim of this lesson is to help you gain a deeper understanding of SCAMMPERR and the six thinking hats used by De Bono.

Key Topics:

  • SCAMMPERR - A Creativity Tool 
  • Two Different Uses of SCAMMPERR
  • Overview of The Six Thinking Hats