Have you ever felt pressured to "think outside the box" - to come up with big, breakthrough ideas? Or, have you ever felt frustrated when you wanted others to think beyond the normal ideas they typically have?

There's a way out of these all-too-common experiences! It starts by seeing what it means to "think outside the box" in a whole new light and then developing awareness and versatility with new ways of thinking.

In this mini-course you'll learn an entirely new definition of what it means to think outside the box. With this new perspective you'll be able to think outside YOUR box to naturally stretch beyond your own habits of thinking when you need to.

With this course you'll gain a new versatility for thinking innovatively. And, you'll gain a greater openness to the ideas of others. You'll be easier to live with and so will the others you work with!


In this free mini-course you'll learn about 4 styles of innovative thinking and how you can use them to think outside YOUR box

Plus: 2 weekly micro-learning exercises to take you from "insights to outcomes"

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to your mini-course
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  Expand your perspectives!
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  Put your insights to work
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  Please give us your valuable feedback about the free mini-course!
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  Week 1 Micro-learning - From insights to outcomes!
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  Week 2 Micro-learning - From insights to outcomes!
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Your Instructors

William C. Miller

William is a co-founder and Director of Values Centered Innovation. For over 30 years, he has been an internationally-recognized expert on values centered corporate innovation – both as head of the Innovation Management program at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute, in the mid-1980’s) and as president of the Global Creativity Corporation (since 1987). He has been named numerous times by Leadership Excellence as among the top 30 thought-leaders worldwide on the subject of leadership.

Throughout his career, William has developed and applied practical innovation tools and processes that show people how to incorporate human values into their innovative work. His innovation methodologies have a proven record of breakthroughs in the field of innovation.

Debra R. Miller

Debra is a co-founder and Director of Values Centered Innovation. With 40 years of combined corporate and consulting experience, Debra is a top professional in the field of innovation.

She is the author and co-author of numerous books, articles and white papers published around the world, on subjects including business coaching, leadership, personal growth, human values in the workplace, and innovation enablement. In the early 1990s, Debra founded Masterful Mission, a business coaching organization working with executives, business owners and entrepreneurs. Through her work and public speaking she helped to pioneer the now-popular concept of business coaching and authored the book Beyond Motivation: Waking up the Knowing Within.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and is completely self-paced - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I access other courses that you offer?
Any time you want to view our full range of courses, just click on the "Public Courses" tab at the top of this page. This will take you to our course home page where you can find everything that's available, including free mini-courses. If you need a customized course, just let us know and we'll design one for you!