Creative Leadership

Course Objectives

In the Technovate era when jobs are taken over by AI and robots, creativity has become an ever-more-important skill for humans, especially business leaders. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, creativity was named one of the "Top 10 Skills" needed in 2020.

In this course on Creative Leadership, we will examine creativity from the lenses of strategy and leadership. Students will learn how to: improve creativity on an individual level, bring out the creativity of teams as a leader, build a design-driven organization, and finally, how design can impact the world.

The course prepares students to be future change-makers with a strong sense of “communing”, co-creation, coworking, and sensemaking together, with their clients, business partners, stakeholders and the society. The course provides a creative perspective on the necessity of personal growth and professional development in the fast-changing world. The course is also a starting point for nurturing a creative community among the students and developing a strong and sustainable creative collective globally.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Special Course
Course Level: Specialized Course
Special Features: None
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.0
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 20

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Change Agent. 10 Types of Creatives. (Individual level)
CASE TBD
Session B
THEME Change Agent. 10 Types of Creatives. (Individual level)
CASE TBD
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Creative Team. Creative Culture (Team level)
CASE TBD
Session B
THEME Creative Team. Creative Culture (Team level)
CASE TBD
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Creative and Learning Organization (Organizational level)
CASE TBD
Session B
THEME Creative and Learning Organization (Organizational level)
CASE TBD
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Group Presentations         
CASE N/A
Session B
THEME Societal Impact of Design
CASE N/A

Faculty

Anne Stenros
Anne Stenros
Specialization
Dr Anne Stenros, architect SAFA is a thought leader on strategic design, creative leadership and strategic foresight. She has acted as a Managing Director of Design Forum Finland and the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre.