University of Wisconsin–Madison

Exploring Creativity and Innovation

Course Description

Cultivate your creativity and discover how you can use it to solve workplace challenges. Our potential to solve challenging problems begins with mindset. In this course, you will reflect on your current mindset and ask: Does my mindset hold me back, or push me forward? Then, you will collaborate with others to use an ideation model and different ways to evaluate ideas.

Why should you attend?

  • Develop a growth mindset
  • Learn communication skills that encourage creativity and innovation
  • Use strategies for idea generation
  • Evaluate the ideas your group generates


UW–Madison Faculty and Staff




Jessica Swenson, Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources


Engagement, Inclusion, Diversity
Team Development


This course is part of the Thrive@UW program.

What participants are saying

“This course offers participants the opportunity to take a step back from their default reactions and view things from a different point-of-view. I especially appreciated the opportunity to have people review and reflect on challenges that others were facing in the workplace and try to find solutions. It really emphasized the point that our mindsets can be limiting, and when we can see things from a different lens, there are possibilities that would have never been otherwise visible.”
-Danielle, Events and Intranet Manager, Wisconsin Center for Educational Research