Become a Certified Innovation Professional Sign up for the Group Guided eCourse
6-8 hours per week
$2,000 Regular price
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
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
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.
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.
Past Guest Speakers
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.