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Why Become a Certified Innovation Associate?
In today’s dynamic and ever-changing economic environment innovation is no longer a choice but a business imperative. Innovation requires a set of skills, mindset, and ecosystems.
This Innovation Associate (Level 1) is designed to build awareness, excitement and recognition for the importance of business innovation, and provide you a proven process to generate new and exciting growth opportunities inside your organization. By democratizing this process, every individual in an organization can now come up with meaningful and actionable innovation breakthroughs to drive their business into the future.
This certification is for individuals looking to understand what business innovation is and what processes and tools are needed to generate new breakthrough ideas for their organization.
1. Demystifying Innovation
Learn what business innovation is
Understand basic tools and techniques for practitioners to innovate
Get the right mindset to achieve success
2. Innovation Intent
Agree on where and where not to innovate
Define growth targets and strategic thrusts for breakthrough innovations
Understand the investment profile
3. Opportunity Insights
Determine the trends that could impact your business
Identify insights and idea fragments around the company, competitors, your partners, and the future
Organize and structure your work in a Business Opportunity Map
4. Fields of Play
Identify new areas for the organization to play in
Prioritize one of these Fields-of-Play
Develop your prioritized Field of Play to make it more understandable to others
5. Business Concepts
Identify new idea fragments around your Field of Play
Generate several new business concepts and sequence them
Conduct some initial due diligence to validate the prioritized concept
6. Business Case
Understand what conditions need to be tested first to be successful
Summarize your business concept in a compelling, visually stimulating, and insightful way
Meet your organization’s internal conditions for new business development
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Level 1 | Associate
Gain the knowledge and understand the tools and methodology
4 weeks with 7 x 3-hour eWorkshops guided by an innovation expert + 2-hour final exam.
eCOURSE: Learn the tools and process from an innovation expert and a guest speaker complemented with reading materials.
SIMULATION PROJECT: Put the knowledge into practice through a simulation project, and learn from other professionals.
EXAM: At the end of the lessons, assess your understanding of the methodology through a 2h online exam.
Level 2 | Professional
Master the process and tools by applying them to a real challenge
4 weeks to apply learnings to a real challenge of your interest, with 4 x 3h weekly check-ins
REAL PROJECT: Choose a real-world challenge from your organization or topic of interest and apply the tools and process to solve it, with weekly check-ins for feedback.
CASE STUDY: Build a case study by documenting your process and learnings.
EVALUATION: Submit the case study for evaluation and get feedback from experts.
What Participants Say About The Program
GIMI is a global nonprofit professional organization driving standards for innovation management that leverage a range of core frameworks and competencies. We teach the next generation of innovators how to successfully discover innovation breakthroughs, accelerate results and build a new set of professional skills. Our mission is to help individuals, companies and regions develop world-class innovation and innovation management capabilities.
As part of the GIMI Certification Network you will be able to:
Advance your career and stand out
Increase your value to your organization
Access GIMI’s global innovation ecosystem and best practices
Network and share experiences with other innovation professionals
More than 10,000 professionals have been certified in GIMI’s programs, representing 1,500 companies from Fortune 500.