Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate

Program Cohort, Registration, and Cost
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Fall: Sept. 30 - Dec. 29, 2024 | Registration deadline: Sept. 27, 2024 Save 15%: Register by Sept. 13, 2024, and enroll for $2,792.25 12-week certificate cost: $3,285 | Pay-as-you-go: $1,095 per course

Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate Overview

The Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate program offers an immersive journey into the heart of advanced creative operations. Designed for seasoned professionals seeking to elevate their careers and drive innovation within creative operations teams and organizations, this 12-week certificate program equips you with the tools and insights essential for professional growth and strategic leadership.

Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will extend into the strategic realm of creative operations, exploring the dynamic interplay between people, processes, technology and data, and the needs of the business they serve. Led by distinguished professionals in advanced creative operations, the Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate program fosters an environment of collaboration, learning, and growth, enabling you to navigate the complexities of modern-day creative operations teams with confidence and expertise.

To be eligible for the program, you must show professional proficiency in creative operations and have at least three to five years of experience working in this field or a related field. Individuals who have successfully completed the Rutgers Digital Asset Management Bronze Certificate qualify for enrollment.

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Who Will Benefit from the Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate?

The Advanced Creative Operations Silver Certificate Program is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to take their careers to the next level and drive innovation within their Creative Operations teams and organizations. This program will benefit:

  • Creative operations managers, directors, and leaders who want to enhance their strategic thinking, leadership skills, and ability to drive transformative change within their teams and departments
  • Project managers, producers, and traffic managers who want to broaden their perspective and further develop the skills necessary to optimize workflows, processes, and technology within creative operations
  • Studio managers, production managers, and resource managers who are responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of their creative teams and need to align their efforts with strategic business objectives
  • Consultants, freelancers, and vendors who provide services to creative operations teams and want to deepen their expertise and offer more strategic insights and solutions to their clients
  • Professionals from adjacent fields such as marketing operations and design operations who want to expand their knowledge and expertise in creative operations.

What You Will Gain Through the Advanced Creative Operations Certificate

Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, you'll gain actionable insights and tools in each module to navigate the complexities of modern-day creative operations teams with confidence and expertise.

Module 1 - Assessing Creative Operations Through a Strategic Lens

Over the first four weeks, you will analyze how people, processes, and technology interact within your teams and departments. This module offers practical exercises to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for enhancing creative operations.

Module 2 - Strategic Planning for Creative Operation

During weeks 5-8, this module guides you in developing a strategic roadmap to advance your creative operations. It involves evaluating current operations and planning future improvements across essential pillars: people, process, tools, and data, alongside tools to engage stakeholders.

Module 3 - Innovating Creative Operations

In the final four weeks, you will apply previous learnings to initiate transformative changes. The focus is on refining strategies, engaging stakeholders, and leading effective transformations. Topics include storytelling for change, diverse communication strategies, alliance building, and risk management.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current creative operations teams and departments, identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a strategic roadmap for your creative operations, integrating considerations of people, processes, tools, and data to advance your organization's maturity levels.
  • Develop the skills to innovate within your creative operations, including the capacity to craft a compelling narrative for change, effectively communicate in diverse environments, build alliances, and manage risk.
  • Develop the knowledge and tools necessary to lead transformative change within your creative operations, enabling you to inspire support, engage stakeholders, and drive successful implementation of strategic initiatives.

Getting Started

How do I register and pay?
  • Create an account in Ancor if do not already have one.
  • Once you've created an account, use the links provided by your CPS program coordinator to add the program to your cart.

Pay in full:

  • If you have an early registration discount, it will automatically apply once you add your program to the cart.
  • Enter your payment information and submit.
What payment options are available?

It’s quick and easy! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Funding is available for veterans, active military, and their spouses. You or your family may be eligible for total tuition funding through the VA, Army IgnitED, and MyCAA.

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You may be eligible if you are unemployed and a New Jersey resident. Please get in touch with your local NJ One Stop Center to apply for funding. This certificate is approved by NJTOPPS.

Students within Continuing and Professional Studies are not considered matriculated Rutgers University students and therefore are not eligible for Rutgers University’s financial aid.

What will I receive upon completion?
  • Advanced Creavtive Operations Silver Certificate Badge
  • Advanced Creavtive Operations Silver Digital Badge
  • Transcript
  • Letter of Certification of Continuing Education Units
  • Invitation to our next Stepping Stone event


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