The opportunity to innovate is something we can all strive for in our daily work lives, and there are countless tools available to help practice this skill. Below you will find curated content including courses, videos and other resources that will help you to build your key talent in this area.

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Workshops and Courses

Western Continuing Studies

To help meet your professional educational goals and make learning more convenient, Western Human Resources has pre-approved all professional development courses offered at Western Continuing Studies.

Innovative Thinking for Western Employees
Design Thinking
Problem-Solving, Decision-Making and Creativity

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions. Those who have a London Public Library Card have free, unlimited access to high-quality, skills-focused online learning.

Take a More Creative Approach to Problem-Solving
Business Innovation Foundations
Enhancing Team Innovation
A Design Thinking Approach to Putting the Customer First
Service Innovation


From ways to spark creativity, to learning about how technology impacts our world and work, offers 28 different playlists that focus on a variety of topics related to innovation.

TED Talks – Innovation Playlists

Online Resources and Books

Online Resources

Educational Advisory Board
EAB provides resources and research tailored specifically to higher education. Categories include Enrollment, Student Success, Advancement, and Operations and Strategy. [Note: You will need to create an account using your Western email and select Western University upon registering.]


Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard*
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success*
Organizational Creativity: A Practical Guide for Innovators & Entrepreneurs
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

[*available in Western Libraries]

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