In order to become genuinely innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial you need to acquire human-centered design thinking and creative innovation skills. Understanding the basics will help you clarify concepts around Innovation | Creativity | Entrepreneurship [ICE] as a tool to unleash your potential. This has become all the more crucial in today's COVID-19 pandemic's pandemonium to get to the next or new normal.  

Therefore we present: ICE in Times of COVID-19!

If you want to explore ICE in times of COVID-19 to build life skills, within the luxury of your home, then this novel online learning opportunity will give you the freedom to do just that and more.

You may be wondering: doesn't this require human interaction? Absolutely. And with CCIT around, we have got your back!​

Here are some exclusive features of this course:​

• Over 8 weeks; with 1 hour of engagement time and 30 minutes of take-home activity every week (total 12 hours).

• Course fee is Rs. 3000/- only (with group discounts for 3+ participants).

In brief, when it comes to ICE, your skills matter. And we are here to ensure you learn through professionals!​

Overarching goal: To create a virtual teaching and learning environment relevant to ICE as a path to the next/new normal for low-middle income countries, with special emphasis on how those attributes are essential to re-create the future of healthcare and developmental sectors, in the post-pandemic phase.

Target audience: This introductory-level modular experience is meant for a broad range of students and professionals, healthcare-related or else, interested in learning about the basics of ICE from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Outcomes: At the end of the course, the participants shall be able to:​
  • Define and use the terms creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, independently and collectively.
  • Describe the relevance of the above to the current pandemic and post-pandemic situation for LMICs. 
  • Explain the basic principles of design thinking and how that can be utilized for empathetic creative problem-solving, with emphasis on uncertain times, such as pandemics, for LMICs.
  • ​Utilize ideation and design principles to re-create impactful ICE-centric workflows for their own teams at the modern workplace. 

Note: The facilitators are from CCIT - a mixed bag of professionals ranging from medicine/nursing/community & public health to biomed & other engineering/IT/business/tech/entrepreneurship. 

If interested, kindly click here to register.

Here are some important points: 

1. Deadline for registration including payment: Monday, June 15, 2020
2. Finalised participants' list and email date: Monday, June 15​, 20​20
3. Start date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
4. End date: Wednesday​, Aug 5, 2020​
5. All interactive live sessions will be on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

(Feel free to email us if you have any questions: ccit@aku.edu)​