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About the course
Unique in North America, the Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership is both comprehensive and practical.
Very few managers, directors and senior executives have the word innovation strategy in their title, yet they regularly encounter thorny challenges which could benefit from being approached in new ways, with fresh eyes. In these cases, cultivating innovative thinking takes specific know-how – tools, techniques and approaches – to systematically pull the levers which enable the creativity and insights to flow. Getting to a solution which adds value and delivers results in a new way is a matter of understanding and following an innovation process.
Forget innovation for innovation’s sake. It’s about solutions which add value and deliver results in new ways.
With insights gleaned from decades of global experience in the innovation strategy space across all industries and sectors, this program has been designed help leaders build the strategic and process innovation capability required for success in today’s uncertain times.
Who should attend
This innovation certification program will benefit leaders charged with any size innovation mandate – from developing strategies to developing offerings to leading teams and influencing a culture of innovation, including:
- Vice-Presidents, directors and senior managers
- Line leaders in all areas of organizations that can benefit from innovative thinking; in particular Product Development, Service, Marketing and Sales, Operations and IT
- Staff leaders who are accountable for improving their organization’s innovation culture and skills (e.g., HR, Strategy or Project Management)
Trust the experts
Biography David S. Weiss received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and has three Master’s Degrees in psychology, education and philosophy. David is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and has been honoured with the “Distinguished Lecturer” certificate from the Government of Canada....
Lee-Anne McAlear is Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Applied Innovation Management for the Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University. Lee-Anne is an experienced facilitator, writer, consultant and speaker with a background in innovation, leadership development, strategic plann...
Biography Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management, author and founding partner of Mitchell Consulting. Megan is one of Canada’s top innovation practitioners with over 20 years experience in innovation, marketing, sales, HR and leadership. Her passion is leadership effecti...
Biography Rob LaJoie is the Managing Partner and leader of the consulting and implementation practices for Ideaction Inc. He is an experienced business leader, manager and practical innovator who applies the process of innovating to solve real business problems. Rob’s expertise lies in the area...
Biography After sneaking away from a small-town prairie farm, Shane spent his early career as an entrepreneur in North America and Europe focused on product design, robotics and connected devices. He later joined Idea Couture, a Design Thinking and innovation consultancy, to combine his technica...
The importance of learning how to lead innovation