Connect Your Classroom
IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
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Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
Innovation and Design Thinking
The Creighton University Design Thinking program combines the techniques of empathy, defining the challenge, ideation, prototyping, and testing used by experts in the field with those used by Creighton alumni in real-world examples to help you approach your own challenges at work and home.
The program includes:
- online videos
- textbook and online readings
- final collaborative real world challenge
The lessons in this program lead you through the design thinking steps and enable you not only to participate in design thinking activities, but lead them as well. This program follows the Jesuit values of empathy, diversity and positive social change. Learn how you can make impactful contributions as you approach a variety of challenges!
Health Behavior Modification (HWC 650)
This course studies behavior modification theories and techniques that can be applied to affect human behavior. Students explore methods, terminology and procedures used, as well as the development and history of behavior modification. Students evaluate and research papers that are based on behavior modification practices and procedures. An emphasis is placed on effective interpersonal communication with others that can lead to positive health outcomes.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Every time two or more people get together to discuss anything in the workplace, an opportunity exists to either build relationships or damage them. So when it comes to discussions that require absolute clarity (feedback) and/or potentially sensitive subjects (criticism), it’s important that you are skilled enough to handle whatever comes your way, regardless of which side of the table you happen to be sitting at. This course helps you handle yourself professionally and effectively in every situation you face. Regardless of your title, there are basically four distinct roles you play when it comes to feedback and criticism, and each requires a different effort and strategy from you.
Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Rapidly shifting local and national demographics, as well as continued globalization, mean that organizations must embrace diversity and inclusion not only as a means to enhance business performance but also as an enabler of innovation and collaboration. Participants in this interactive workshop will gain insight and skills for engaging employees in creating a safe and collaborative work environment in order to leverage diversity and inclusion as a competitive advantage.
Foundations for Grant Writing: An Introduction to Grant Writing
The entire process of developing a grant proposal holds a unique skill set including every task from finding an appropriate request for proposals to developing the project, writing the proposal, and evaluating the outcomes (Gitlin & Lyons, 2008; Beitz & Bliss, 2005). With the grant process becoming more competitive and funding less available, it is important to understand the need to be creative in researching, networking, and program development to ensure finding the fulfillment between the funder’s priorities and the proposed services (Doll, 2010).
This session will provide a practical and engaged approach to grant writing. Throughout the course, participants will bring their own ideas and begin to develop how their ideas would fit into a grant proposal. Sample grants will be provided along with discussion of the lessons learned from an occupational therapist that has been through the process of searching, writing and implementing local and federal funding.
Leaders must understand the big picture and basics of finance. From expenses such as salaries, plant and equipment to income such as payments and assorted income streams, this course helps leaders determine if the operation is on or off track. When expenses exceed revenue, whether you’re organization is for profit or non-profit, you can’t keep the lights on!
Finding True North in Leadership
During this Creighton Leadership U seminar, participants will discuss how core values drive managerial, career and life goals.
Financial Communication and Interviewing
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for personal financial planners, business professionals, coaches, counselors, and therapists to help them improve their client communication and interviewing skills. This course examines the practical application of advanced communication and interviewing skills. This course introduces students to:
- speaking the language of the subconscious
- the psychology of optimal client experiences (internal and external factors)
- methods of establishing rapport
- exquisite listening™ techniques
- the use of open-ended inquiries, active listening, and summarizing
- understanding client ambivalence to change
- techniques to overcome client resistance to change
- neurolinguistic programming, and
- motivational interviewing.
- Learning Objectives
Executive Education Seminar in Strategic Planning
The Executive Education Seminar in Strategic Planning is based on the collective experience of the experts within Horizon Strategies made up of senior military leaders with extensive leadership, strategy and policy formulation, and strategic and operational planning experience along with academic excellence, research, and graduate instruction. This synergy translates to a dynamic and challenging experience for seminar participants. This is a four-day, 32-hour seminar, that provides three Creighton University continuing education credits.
Ethical Values Driven Leadership
As a leader, you will face ethical dilemmas and need to understand how you consider your role in a values-driven organization when presented with such a situation. This course examines ethics on a personal and practical level and takes a structured framework to evaluate the relevant organizational cases of participants and their business.