Creativity and Leadership for Change Track


Fall 2016

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice
  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership
  • Residency

Spring 2017

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis
  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • Residency

Summer 2017

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership
  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2017

  • CLIC 807 - Research Methods
  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy
  • Residency

Spring 2018

  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication
  • CLIC 808 - Research Methods
  • Residency

Summer 2018

  • CLIC 812 - Foundations of Creative Learning
  • CLIC 810 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2018

  • CLIC 813 - Principles in Creative Problem Solving
  • CLIC 814 - Creativity Assessment, Methods and Resources
  • Residency

Spring 2019

  • CLIC 815 - Facilitation of Group Problem Solving
  • CLIC 816 - Creativity and Change Leadership
  • Residency

Summer 2019

  • CLIC 817 - Current Issues in Creativity Studies
  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2016 Courses 

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice (UVI Core Course 1)
    • Students critically assess and evaluate various conventional and innovative leadership theories and demonstrated practices with a special emphasis on identifying creative forms and original areas of research in this area of inquiry. Leadership theories and applications are considered within multiple contexts toward a systematic investigation of demonstrated practices, corresponding values, and underlying assumptions of leadership as the foundation towards leading complex organizations. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership (UVI Core Course 2)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how retrospective sense making and rational decision-making processes influence creativity and innovation. Emphasis is placed on learning how innovation and creativity reflexively change leadership practice. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of sense making and decision making with related to creative leadership. 3 Credits 
  •  Residency 

Spring 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis (UVI Core Course 3)
    • This is a foundation course in the doctoral program. This course evaluates multiple theoretical perspectives of organizations toward building a working synthesis that can be utilized in researching and practicing organizational leadership. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods I (Research Methods Course 1)
    • This course emphasizes qualitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational research. Learners evaluate case studies and ethnographies toward generating an original research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. 3 Credits
  • Residency 


Summer 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership (UVI Core Course 4) 
    • General ethical theory and relevant legal and social justice issues are critically examined within an organizational leader context toward the development ethical leader principles and demonstrated behaviors in complex organizations. This course is an advanced seminar and emphasizes systematic investigation of an ethical or social justice issue of problems requiring creative leadership. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/Dissertation I: 5 Credits 
  • Residency 


Fall 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy (UVI Core Course 5)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how strategy and finance shape organizational leader practices. Emphasis is placed on learning how economics influence organizational strategy and financial management. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of strategy and finance related to leadership in complex organizations. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 807 - Quantitative Research Methods II (UVI Research Methods Course 2)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate experimental and correlational studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits
  • Residency 


Spring 2018 Courses 

  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication (UVI Core Course 6)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how technology and communication theory influences creative leadership practice. Emphasis is placed on learning the relationship between technology and creative communication that can enable or constrain organizational learning and productive activity. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate technology and communication application. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 808 - Action and Participative Research Methods III (UVI Research Methods Course 3)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate action research case studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits
  • Residency 

Summer 2018 Classes 

  • CLIC 812 - Foundations of Creative Learning (CLC Track Course 1)
    • Theory and research that form the foundation of the discipline of creativity studies; development of awareness and understanding of basic principles, select definitions, models, theories, and practice in applying them in a variety of contexts. Group interaction, discussion, and project work are expected. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 810 Capstone/Dissertation II: 5 Credits 
  • Residency 

Fall 2018 Courses 

  • CLIC 813 - Principles in Creative Problem Solving (CLC Track Course 2)
    • Theory and application of the Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) process; practice in both individual and group uses for either personal or professional contexts; group work and active participation are expected. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 814 - Creativity Assessment – Methods and Resources (CLC Track Course 3)
    • Practical information on methods and resources for creativity assessment; review of basic measurement principles and a critique of specific tools used to assess creativity in both education and business. Students receive personal feedback on a number of measures and develop a profile of their own creative strengths. 3 Credits
  • Residency 

Spring 2019 Courses

  • CLIC 815 - Facilitation of Group Problem Solving (CLC Track Course 4) 
    • Advanced strategies for leading small groups through the Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) process; mastery of facilitation techniques and skills. Students receive expert feedback on their facilitation skills as they apply creative strategies to real issues. Examines conceptual relationships between facilitation and change leadership; develops basic change leadership skills. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 816 - Creativity and Change Leadership (CLC Track Course 5)
    • Culminating activities that cap the Foundations of Creativity strand of the curriculum; understanding and applying the characteristics of change leadership in the context of creativity and Creative Problem-Solving; theoretical and practical launching point for students to examine their future contributions to the field, domain, and discipline by articulating their personal philosophy and definition of creativity; relation of the CPS process and other change methods to the challenge of making lasting change in other disciplines, such as business, education, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy or the arts and sciences. Ideally, this should be taken as your last course in the program. 3 Credits
  • Residency 

Summer 2019 Courses 

  • CLIC 817 - Current Issues in Creativity Studies (CLC Track Course 6) 
    • In-depth survey of current issues on the nature and nurture of creativity; skill development in research and scholarship to increase critical thinking skills and general content literacy of creativity practitioners in any discipline; review, analysis and interpretation of findings from empirical and non-empirical sources, with some emphasis on the background and development of research at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/Dissertation III: 5 Credits 
  • Residency


For More Information Contact

Admissions, Financial Aid & Registration Call 1-877-Go-To-UVI
Associate Provost Dr. James Maddirala
Program Director Dr. James Maddirala
Administrative Specialist Ms. Leslyn Tonge