Creative Problem-Solving and Communication Skills for Emerging Markets
Full course description
In this course, students will be asked to solve one or several real-world problem(s) of a company or (non-)government organization in creative and innovative ways. The course will use experiential exercises, in-class discussions, presentations and reflection on the students’ experiences. Specific attention will be paid to issues of communication and creativity in teams in emerging markets.
As this course is develop specifically for the specialisation Emerging Markets, special attention will be given to issues relevant for emerging markets such as awareness of the impact of historical relations and cultural differences.
Both during their studies and later in their careers, students will have to work in teams with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. The goal of this skills course is for students to learn how their personal and team characteristics, as well as environmental factors, can promote of inhibit effective communication and creativity in teams. The students will also learn to apply different methods and thinking skills that foster creative problem-solving in settings characterized by complexity, diversity and uncertainty.
This skills training is only open for students of the specialisation Emerging Markets. Two years of coursework in this specialisation is required.
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