1628 Creativity and Innovation in Admnistration

1628 Creativity and Innovation in Admnistration

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Veronika Petkovšek, M.Sc.



1. Objectives and competences



  • Distinguishes the differences between innovation and creativity in private, public, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Identifies and develops their own creative thinking and innovation process.
  • Develops critical thinking in order to enhance creative thinking and innovation process in teams.
  • Applies design thinking methodology.
  • Applies knowledge gained during the course and implements his creative idea (prototyping) in order to solve business problems within given organisation.


  • to generalize theory and practice of innovation in public enterprises and not-for-profit organizations
  • to explain and theoretically argue about innovation in an organization and about creativity at different levels (individual, team, organizational)
  • to explain and theoretically argue about leader’s impact on creativity and innovation at work
  • to apply techniques that enhance creativity and innovation at work
  • to solve creative and innovative problems in public and not-for-profit organizations.


2. Content

  • Definition of innovation and creativity in
  • Definition of creative and creative thinking at work
  • Individual creativity at work
  • Team creativity at work
  • Leaders impact on creativity and innovation process
  • Development of creative idea based on design thing methodology
  • Creative idea generation and development
  • Creative idea evaluation and implementation
  • Organizational impact on creativity and innovation process at work
  • Technological innovation
  • Non-theological innovation
  • Innovation and creativity in public and non-profit organisation

3. Readings


  • M. Škerlavaj, M., Černe, A. Dysvik, A. Carlsen (Ed.). Capitalizing on Creativity at Work: Fostering the Implementation of Creative Ideas in Organizations (2006). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
  • Kelley, T., & Kelley, D. (2013). Creative confidence: Unleashing the creative potential within us all. Crown Business.
  • Amabile, T. M. (1988). A model of creativity and innovation in organizations. Research in organizational behavior, 10(1), 123-167.
  • Bogilović, Sabina. A multilevel approach in examining cultural intelligence and creativity: doctoral dissertation. Ljubljana: [S. Bogilović], 2016.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (urednik), PETKOVŠEK, Veronika (urednik, prevajalec), DURNIK, Mitja (urednik, prevajalec), LEBIČ, Miha (urednik, prevajalec). NEXT4PA - Kreativna javna uprava : kreativnost in inovativnost za javno upravo : [poročilo mednarodnega projekta NEXT4PA - Creativity and innovation for public administration]. 1. natis. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 2014. 143 str., ilustr.


4. Intended learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding:

  • Student acquires the theoretical knowledge of innovation in public and non-profit organizations.
  • Student acquires theoretical knowledge of the creative process in public and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Student is able to recognize a business problem in organization and possibilities for innovation and creativity at different levels of organization.
  • Student is able to solve business problem in organization, using techniques of enhancing creativity and innovation.
  • Student is able to implement his creative idea into an innovation (prototyping).

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • project work

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • written or oral exam (50%)
  • assignments and active participation in lectures and tutorials (10%)
  • project work (40%)