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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)D.CHEEK
Intervenant(s)Dennis CHEEK

Pré requis

No prior knowledge of creativity as a body of research and techniques is assumed as the coruse is designed to provide just that orientation for prospective managers. Students will be required to approach the simulation with great seriousness of purpose and work diligently to both master the key content related to acid mine drainage and its amelioration as well as effectively work with others (exclusively in English) within their own team and across teams to advance, debate, improve, and attempt to reach consensus on a course of action that is justifiable, rational, sellable to a larger "public," and in the best interests of both current and future generations of South Africans.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
1. Understand and describe key concepts and selected techniques associated with creativity.
2. Apply selected creativity concepts and techniques within the context of a decision making scenario.
3. Appreciate the key role that managers play with an enterprise in effectively marshaling, managing, and maintaining creative expression of ideas and innovation within teams and within the company.
4. Demonstrate in a preliminary manner their ability to manage creativity within the context of a simulation.

Contenu du cours

During the course students will add to their knowledge of creativity ideas, concepts, and techniques within the context of active participation in a week-long, English-language only simulation activity dealing with acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa - a monumental contemporary problem affecting businesses, communites, government, natural resources, ecosystems, archaeological treasures, health, and threatening the South African economy. Teams of students will change roles within the simulation such that everyone will have to exercise leadership of others, advocate for various courses of action, and apply creative techniques and idea generation strategies in the interests of forging a concensus course of action for the "country," along with explicit attention to the role that businesses both within and outside of the mining industry must play in effective remediation and action concerning AMD. The final exam will require student to reflectively analyze the simulation in terms of the management of creativity within organizations, with a special focus on business opportunities and challenges.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00   Each day, a considerable portion of the time will be spent in the simulation; students should plan on arriving early and being ready to fully participate within their assigned teams. The professor will oversee a debrief eacy day for the end of class for s
Independent study
Estimated personal workload4,00   All students must work within a team and effectively contribute, challenge, and improve ideas and prepare and deliver specialized daily contributions to their team's efforts within the simulation.
Group Project2,00  
Independent work
E-Learning6,00   There is an assigned textbook students will be required to both read and use effectively throughout the week; additional required readings will be available in IESEG online.
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant28,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Coaching


Each student will demonstrate evidence of preparation for each day's simulation, high quality contributions to their team, active listening to peers, and thoughtful consideration of course concepts and information. Each student will contribute a 360 degree evaluation of all members of their own team and rate all other teams as well as delivering an individual, final reflective essay set by the professor.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam3,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Proctor, Tony (2014). Creative Problem Solving for Managers: Developing Skills for Decision Making and Innovation. NY: Routledge, 4th edition. -

    The Proctor textbook which is highly recommended, must be purchased; all required readings, including those listed below and others, will be free within IESEG Online

  • Fourie, Melissa (2009). Acid mine drainage for Witwatersrand gold mines: Environmental law remedies available to regulators and civil society. Wits School of Law, Mandela Institute (IESEG online). -

  • Pratt, Sara E. (2011). All that glitters . . . Acid mine drainage: The toxic legacy of gold mining in South Africa. Earth Magazine, 56(10): 30-37. (B & W version in IESEG online, free color version on WWW). -

  • Report to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Acid Mind Drainage (2010). Mine Water Management in the Witwatersrand Gold Fields with Special Emphasis on Acid Mine Drainage. Johannesburg, South Africa (IESEG online). -

Ressources internet

  • IESEG Online

    I will use the school intranet site to post all essential readings for the simulation as well as other free resources on creativity techniques and a bibliography regarding creativity resources.

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