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At the Innovation Engineering Fundamentals Course you'll learn the fundamentals of innovation, but MORE IMPORTANTLY you'll apply the learning to start accelerating success in your work RIGHT NOW - no matter your skills, title, or experience. 


WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

This course is based on the fundamental skills that make up the
Innovation Engineering Curriculum on and off UNIVERSITY campusES: 

CREATE SKILLS

  1. Meaningful Uniqueness 
  2. Stimulus & Diversity
  3. Exploring Stimulus
  4. Create Sessions 1.0

COMMUNICATE SKILLS

  1. Strategy Activation - Blue Card
  2. Concept Writing - Yellow Card
  3. Concept Improvement
  4. Estimating Concept Value

COMMERCIALIZE SKILLS

  1. PDSA Plan, Do, Study, Act
  2. PDSA - Best Practices
  3. PDSA - Concept Prototypes
  4. PDSA - Functional Prototypes

SYSTEM DRIVEN LEADERSHIP OVERVIEW

 

With these skills you'll be able to:

  • Write an innovation project mission that will inspire great ideas.
  • Create 8x more big ideas than brainstorming.
  • Increase the persuasive power of your ideas by up to 5X.
  • Deliver results up to 6X faster using a new innovative work process.
  • Jump start innovation in your job instantly using a cloud-based innovation software suite for 60 days following the course.
 

HOW IT WORKS

The Innovation Engineering Fundamentals Course is taught using our patent-pending Cycles to Mastery teaching method (digital/lab/application/experience/reflection).  It's a way of teaching that accelerates the transfer of knowledge, helping participants feel confident in their new skills faster than traditional teaching methods.

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STEP ONE:  1/2 Day of ONLINE DIGITAL CLASSES

Before attending the Fundamentals session you use your private Innovation Engineering Labs portal to complete about 1/2 day of digital classes on the fundamentals of how to create, communicate, and commercialize meaningfully unique solutions to your challenges.  You can watch the short classes on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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STEP TWO:  2 days of PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Because you learned the content in the digital classes, you're ready to make the learning real in the hands-on, 2-day lab class - NO boring lectures!  The interactive experiences in the live class cover the content of the Innovation Engineering Fundamentals course taught on university campuses in a way that is relevant to your work.     

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STEP THREE:  APPLICATION TO YOUR WORK

You’ll  get started applying the new mindset, systems, and tools to your work - connecting the dots from innovation theory into practical application.  You'll think deeper about systems you can improve and how you can create solutions, define them, and get qualitative and quantitative feedback on your ideas to improve them - FAST.

 

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STEP FOUR:  60 days of LIVING IT & CERTIFICATION

During the 60 days after the session, complete your coursework and real world application project to achieve Innovation Engineering Blue Belt certification.  Your private Innovation Engineering Labs portal makes this painless, as it lets you easily connect with your classmates, your instructors, and others using advanced project management, collaboration, and creative tools. 


WHAT OTHERS SAY

Self Reported Growth in Ability to Create, Communicate & Commercialize Innovations

 

Surveys document it.  Participants mention it.  But sometimes nothing's better than hearing it from someone who's been through it before.


I think it’s one of one of the greatest systems out there for unleashing creativity, encouraging creativity, and for applying discipline on top of creativity.
— Schelli Dittman, Managing Director, Enavations (Non-Profit Consultancy)
 

 
I see excitement from people. Before (employees said) ‘I’m going to come to work. I’m going to work on this project. And that would be it.’ Now, you just hear the chitter-chatter. And the best thing is you hear them talking about projects we’re not working on, saying, ‘Hey, I was thinking about this the other weekend. This would be really neat if we could do...’ It’s getting excitement within the organization - we see that we’re going somewhere.
— Jim Hlebovy, Manager of Product Engineering, Gebauer Company
 

 
Innovation Engineering makes it possible to have an impact. It is extremely practical in how it approaches (innovation)... It’s not easy work. But it’s fun work because you’re energized about it.
— Jeff McCurrah, VP of Marketing & Innovation

facilitators

All courses are facilitated and run by certified Innovation Engineering Black Belts.


watch the first digital class

 

While most of the digital classes are approximately 7 minutes long, this first class in the series is a bit longer and teaches participants the who, what, why, and how of the Innovation Engineering Fundamentals Course.

 
 

COST

The total cost for the Training + Tools + Certification Coaching, which includes 1/2 day of online classes, 2 in-class days, and 2 months of coaching on experience assignments that apply to your real work, is $2,995 USD per person.

PRIVATE Programs are the most effective approach and our most popular option, as they allow us to customize the day 2 afternoon so we can get to work on one of your company's important business challenges.  Open Enrollment PUBLIC Programs are an option for individuals and smaller groups.

Register and pay with a credit card by clicking on a public course below, or CONTACT US to plan a private program.


Upcoming Open Enrollment Dates:

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Don't see a date that works for you?  Check out other dates and locations offered by our partners in the Innovation Engineering Network or fill out our form and we'll keep you posted on future dates and similar offerings