04 Dez
04. Dez. 2020

10031: Creative Thinking and Handling Change

Lina Chihabi, Trainer and Coach for Communication and Intercultural Competences with focus on Change Management


  • Friday, 4th December 2020 | 03pm–08pm
  • Saturday, 5th December 2020 | 09am–05pm
  • Friday, 11th December 2020 | 03pm–08pm
  • Saturday, 12th December 2020 | 09am–05pm

* at the full hour

This seminar takes place in English and online via BigBlueButton in Stud.IP.

Course Content:
The word creativity is mostly associated with Art works or literature writings. Nevertheless creative thinkers are not necessarily involved in artistic works. Creativity is combined with a lateral way of thinking that allows people to see new patterns and look at things in a different way, hence come up with new solutions. Due to the dominance of social norms in the media, society, at work and at home, people are channelled to think in particular/ typical patterns. Creative thinking assists people to break that line and think out of the norm´s box. This way of thinking helps students in their learning process, as well as choosing a career path, start up a new enterprise or simply become a more productive employee enjoying the work and adding more value to it. Creative thinking is not a built in talent but rather an acquired skill that can be enhanced and further developed through different methods and practical exercises. In this seminar we will work intensively together on practical exercise to train our brains in bringing fresh and unconventional perspectives to our work and private life.

Learning Goals:
Students in this seminar will learn about:

  • Self reflection, what factors shape our thinking patterns?
  • Why is it difficult to think out of the box?
  • Increase mutual understanding and collaboration with others.
  • Techniques to enhance lateral thinking (the six thinking hats, Brainstorming)
  • Creative problem solving approaches.
  • Change, and change management.

Develop innovative ideas and create new values.

Study Performance:
Full attendance and active participation, independent involvement in exercises, reflecting on exercises and seminar content, presentation of work results, completion of possible tasks, independent preparation of content and materials (also between the course days).


On Stud.IP

If you need barrier-free access, please contact Ms Pniok (pniok@zqs.uni-hannover.de), as soon as you got a place in a seminar.

2 Credits


Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree at Leibniz University of Hanover
Further information regarding your course of studies on the website: www.zqs.uni-hannover.de/de/sk/leistungspunkte/anrechnung-studium/

Interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree "Schulischer Schwerpunkt“, module key competencies
a) Start of studies before 01.10.2019: area B
b) Start of studies from 01.10.2019: no credit

Interdisciplinary Bachelor "Außerschulischer Schwerpunkt", module key competencies
area B

B.Sc. Technical Education, module key competencies
a) Start of studies before 01.10.2019: area C
b) Start of studies from 01.10.2019: area C general


04. Dez. 2020


via BigBlueButton in Stud.IP