This course is designed to help participants develop creative and innovative ideas for solutions they care about. Solutions which are relevant to the world we live in today and in the future, but more importantly, solutions that will bring out the passions for each founder, creator, and innovator.

Discover why ideation is the secret source to developing creative ideas and solutions

Think it, ink it, say it, do it! these are the words of Laura Alderson.
It is a difficult undertaking to come up with something completely novel. However, do we all have to invent? Sometimes, we don’t necessarily have to invent something completely new and sometimes, we just have to invest something completely novel. Either way, you will need to approach the process with a strategy, you will need to know when you have just had an aha! Moment, and you will need to know a few strategies to help you to just ideate the right way.

In this course, we will help you learn how to discover the things and people you care about, how to create ideas that are relevant to you and the things that matter most to you. We will introduce the concepts of sustainable design and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so that you can relate your idea (s) to them, hopefully, inspire you to approach the development of your idea into a more powerful and impactful way.

Everyone you talk to will almost always tell you that he or she have an idea that could become a one-million-dollar idea, but the question has always been, why are you sleeping on this great idea?.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will” – Vince Lombardi.
We hope that this course will ignite the will to start, guide and finally help you to successfully tame the secret source of developing creative ideas and solutions. Start this course today and begin building a brighter future.

Course Details

Course Details

  • Modules: 56

  • Level: Starter

  • Price: 35

Course Content

Our approach is practical & relatable.

We've developed this course based on working with youth and women across the globe. The techniques we share aren't just good in theory. We share strategies you can implement immediately so you can change the course of your life for the better.

Thus, this is a course designed for people who want to become doers. This is not the course for procrastinators.
  • 1

    Lesson 1 - Developing Your Business Idea

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - Connecting to Self

    • Module 2 - Connecting to the Community

    • Module 3 - Generating Your Idea

    • Module 4 - Your Aha! Moments

    • Module 5 - Intellectual Property (IP)

    • Module 6 - Share Your Thoughts

    • Module 7 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 2

    Lesson 2 - Brainstorming

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - Defining "Ideation"

    • Module 2 - Brainstorming

    • Module 3 - Brainstorming Techniques for Individuals

    • Module 4 - Brainstorming Techniques for Teams

    • Module 5 - Categorizing Your Ideas

    • Module 6 - Share Your Thoughts

    • Module 7 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 3 - Idea Exploration

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - Choosing An Idea

    • Module 2 - Idea Exploration

    • Module 3 - Analyzing Your Idea

    • Module 4 - Getting Feedback

    • Module 5 - Mapping Your Idea

    • Module 6 - Share Your Thoughts

    • Module 7 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Lesson 4 - Prototyping

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - What is a Prototype?

    • Module 2 - Prototyping

    • Module 3 - Building Your Prototype

    • Module 4 - Prototyping Ideas

    • Module 5 - Share Your Thoughts

    • Module 6 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 5 - Innovation

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - Checking In

    • Module 2 - Innovation

    • Module 3 - Innovation Questions for Products

    • Module 4 - Innovation Questions for Services

    • Module 5 - Share Your Thoughts

    • Module 6 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 6 - Priorities to Sustainability in Entrepreneuship

    • Module 0 - Introduction

    • Module 1 - Introduction to Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

    • Module 2 - Part 1 - Intro & Greenhouse Reduction

    • Module 3 - Part 2 - Species and Habitat Loss

    • Module 4 - Part 3 - Avoiding Resource Depletion

    • Module 5 - Part 4 - Preventing Pollution

    • Module 6 - Part 5 - Overpopulation

    • Module 7 - Part 6 - Conclusion

    • Module 8 - Investigate These Resources

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Certificate Quiz

    • Introduction

    • Certificate Quiz

After completing all the lessons in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what ideation is and how to tame it in a creative process.

  • Develop creative ideas that are relevant to your life purpose and the world we live in today.

  • Apply and understand the concept and strategies for successful brainstorming exercises.

  • Start taking your ideas from the idea stage by exploring alternative options to how you can develop them into functional solutions.

  • Understand how to prototype your idea into a functional solution and which tools you could use right in your vicinity.

  • Explore your idea through innovative methodologies that will help take your idea to the next level.

  • Understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and priorities for sustainable design and how the insights derived from comparing and contrasting your idea to these two blueprints will help shape your idea into one that is designed to help achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, a better word in short.

Course Developers

Founder & CEO

Norman Musengimana

“Each one of us was born with a unique gift. It is our role as a community to help each other identify and maximize its full potential, and the impact that gift has in our communities around the world.”
Norman Musengimana holds a Master of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, Canada.

In 2018 Norman founded BizSkills Academy Inc., a social enterprise that encourages young would-be entrepreneurs in underserved communities to test and launch their start-up dreams through BizSkills' virtual incubation programme. The framework of this idea was conceived through his previous ventures in East Africa. It came to life through the master's program at Queen's University.

A good education can open doors into the Corporate and Academic world. But Norman's experience, growing up in East Africa as a Rwandan refugee, didn't point in this direction. BizSkills is Norman's way of enabling under/unemployed youth into becoming the solution for their communities, creating start-ups which address local needs through modern systems. Today Norman lives in Kingston and is an active member of the entrepreneurship ecosystem through his work at the Kingston Economic Development Corporation. 

Course Writer

Achama Isaac

“Creating a bigger footprint”
Achama is a lifelong learner. She has always been passionate about education but didn’t become a teacher until 2007. She presently works as an online English teacher. For the previous 25 years, she had worked in Corporate Finance with some of Canada’s leading firms: Petro Canada, Corel Corporation, and EDS Canada.

She has worked on a diverse range of international educational initiatives, which have taken her off the beaten path, through Africa, Asia, and South America.

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