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Innovation Agent Certification Program

Innovationship, In Worldwide
12-16 weeks
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Course description


Innovation Agent Certification - 9 to 16-Week Program

This program combines the following three-day courses into a single syllabus:

  1. Application of Design Thinking
  2. Advanced Application of Design Thinking 1
  3. Advanced Application of Design Thinking 2

This intensive course comprises three separate three-day workshops, two webinars, and a Personal Design Thinking Task assignment for participants to complete in the three weeks before the Advanced Application of Design Thinking workshop. Scheduling will be subject to both client and facilitator constraints and commitments. In general, the three workshops should be at least three weeks apart.

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Lead one-day design thinking workshops within their organization
  • Inspire others to work with a mindset for human-centered innovation
  • Lead teams through key innovation sessions, such as: brainstorming, synthesis, field research, and prototyping
  • Serve as assistants to Innovationship’s staff in advanced design thinking trainings and courses
  • Join the global network of Innovation Agents for ongoing support, coaching, continuous learning, and inspiration

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Who should attend?

This course is intended for managers who intend to lead innovation efforts within an organization, whether at the team or department level, as well as independent consultants who want greater knowledge of this important set of skills.

Training content

Application of Design Thinking

A three-day workshop for those new to design thinking. Teams complete two design challenges, perform field observations, participate in multiple brainstorms and synthesis sessions, and create storyboard and other simple prototypes. Emphasis is placed on learning empathy through a human-centered mindset, collaborating with team members, and unlocking personal creative potential.

Advanced Application of Design Thinking 1

These three days focus on learning key design thinking skills. Participants are guided and coached through a detailed program for learning human-centered observation and interview research, leading effective brainstorming sessions, and using the synthesis process to leverage the output of a creative group.

Advanced Application of Design Thinking 2

All participants are invited to a pre-workshop webinar and each will need to complete a Personal Design Thinking Task assignment before Day 1 of the three-day workshop. Emphasis is on planning and leading workshops and exercises, and all participants will be asked to demonstrate their level of skill at designing and facilitating an effective one-day event as a prerequisite for certification as Innovation Agents.


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Certification / Credits

Each participant will get a certificate of of their status as an Innovation Agent, and get access to a range of additional resources.

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