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2 months
Start Sept 7th, 2021 

Next cohort: Nov. 2nd, 2021

Time Commitment

6-8 hours per week
12 x 3h online sessions

Program Fee

$2,000 Regular price

Register before Sept. 20th:

$1,800 Early sign-up

Why Become a Certified Innovation Professional?

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 program is designed for individuals looking to understand what business innovation is and what processes and tools are needed to generate new breakthrough ideas for their organization.

  • Be the leader for change in your organization
  • Transition from manager to leader
  • Work on projects which are new and different

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of business innovation

  • Gain confidence to work in ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Learn the process and basic tools for business innovation

  • Generate new growth options and execute ideas

  • Lead teams through the innovation process to drive results

Program Modules

Become a Certified Innovation Professional
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

2-Level Journey To Go From Knowledge To Mastery

Level 1 | Associate

Gain the knowledge and understand the tools and methodology

Become a Certified Innovation Professional

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

Become a Certified Innovation Professional

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.


Become a Certified Innovation Professional
Dr. Hitendra Patel

Dr. Hitendra Patel is the founder and CEO of GIM Institute and IXL Center. He has consulted over 1,000 companies and their executive teams to drive transformation initiatives, build innovation capabilities and achieve 10x growth around the world.

He drove the creation of Innovation Standards and Certifications to make innovation management a discipline and has taught over 5,000 MBA students and professionals around the world on innovation.

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Past Guest Speakers

Ronald Jonash

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Strategic Manager

Julius Bautista

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Executive Director

Patricia Amaral

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Executive Director

Babatunde Akindele

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Jessica Day

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Corporative Manager

Juan Felipe Gonzalez

Corporative Manager
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What Participants Say About The Program

Why GIMInstitute?

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.

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