Learn about the skills you will develop as a result of the activities and projects of this design thinking innovation course. Watch this video.
During this course you will:
1. Apply a design thinking approach with an innovation system, methods, tools and techniques for a relevant challenge you choose that you are passionate about.
2. Use design thinking and ideation to create more than 100 raw ideas for your innovation challenge to validate and develop into 4 concepts. Design and communicate the top concepts for your entrepreneurship or social innovation endeavor.
3. Devise your own design thinking innovation toolkit and process that works well for you. Utilize your innovative mindset and skills for other challenges in your work and life.
The learning and skill development from this design thinking innovation course will come from doing the activities and projects for a challenge that is real to you. This course includes hours of innovation training videos and activities to do. The videos will demonstrate the activities. The activities will help you learn the techniques to create larger projects. The project is demonstrated in Dr. Darin Eich's Innovation Step-by-Step book (and in many of the online workshop videos in the course modules). The desired outcome of this course is to master the innovation step-by-step system for different challenges you'd like to work on...and to launch ideas that have impact for you as a result of learning and doing the system activities.
As you go through the video modules, do the activities that are demonstrated for a challenge that is important to you. You will create hundreds of ideas as a result of this course. Our goal is that you will actually launch and benefit from some of the ideas you develop because they are specific to you and the impact you would like to have in our world. Perhaps you will even create your own entrepreneurial business or organization as a result of the activities and project.
At the end of the course you will submit a project that demonstrates your mastery of all 7 steps of the Innovation Step-by-Step process…using design thinking to focus towards a big concept you can act on for positive impact.
Innovation Certification Client Testimonials
Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in this unique program and we can send you testimonials from clients. This program is designed for you and can be delivered in numerous ways based on your goals. Here are some examples from clients across the globe.
"Our organization signed up for the Online Innovation Certification course developed by Darin for the innovation project team members. As the online course comes with meeting time with Darin, the project team invited Darin to join the team meetings to provide insights and professional expertise on how we should structure our innovation workshops to make them interactive and engaging and develop a culture of innovation that is sustainable in the department.
The project team and Darin had several meetings to discuss ideas and approach which we find it extremely useful. We also engaged Darin to conduct a 4-hour Innovation Workshop in Chicago based on the project team’s requirements and Darin’s innovative approach. Key members from Germany and Singapore also attended the workshop in person to learn how to conduct a workshop from Darin. The workshop is a huge success!
With the experience from Chicago, the project team made some changes to the workshop outline for the Singapore and Germany workshops through close collaboration with Darin. Both workshops very well received by the team and for someone who is facilitating a workshop for the first time, it is immensely satisfying and the guidance from Darin is superb.
I will not hesitate to engage Darin again for future innovation projects. His response to our questions is timely and always professional."
- Innovation Facilitator Certification Client in Singapore
"As part of a global stretch assignment we have been working closely with Darin Eich to develop a Finance Innovation Framework and conduct global innovation workshops. We had several meetings to align on the workshop outlines and discuss how we can drive innovation in our company. Darin is a great innovation mentor and guided the entire process very closely. The material and content he provided was extensive. We were working with his E-Book, presentations and a large online library of podcasts. It helped me understand the very basis of being systematically innovative and creating an innovative mindset. After we agreed on a common outline of the three workshops, each zone representative prepared the details for their local workshops taking place in Chicago, Singapore and Germany. Just by working through Darin’s concepts, recordings as well as discussing the agenda in detail, I was able to lead a 4-hour workshop for around 15 people in Europe. The whole workshop has been a great experience for me and it was an innovation itself. By stepping out of the usually day to day business, preparing content and doing exercises with the whole team, I learned the very essence of what it means to be innovative. From now on, whenever I see opportunities or problems causing inefficiencies, I know how to systematically work on creative, innovative solutions and concepts thanks to the innovation step-by-step program and Darin’s support."
- Innovation Facilitator Certification Client in Germany
I discovered Innovation Learning’s Innovation Certification through an online search. In fact, their website surfaced as the number one organic search result on Google! After reviewing numerous options, I decided on their program.
If you are looking to experience a learn-by-doing Innovation Course, look no further. You will learn necessary innovation theories and concepts, but more importantly, you will undertake a real-time Innovation Challenge under Darin’s guidance. I found the Facilitation Tools & Techniques, Systematic Innovation and Brainstorming Training modules particularly useful and insightful. Plus, you also get Darin's Innovation Step-By-Step EBook!
I found the breadth of the program comprehensive and more importantly, compatible with my learning and facilitation style. The Innovation methodologies taught in the Certification course are packaged in current day market verbiage, yet have firm time-tested academic roots.
The learn-at-your-own-pace format suited my busyness, but more importantly, Darin took my online enrollment personally. We had a chat at the start of the program and conclusion of the program, but I have always found Darin to be just an email away whenever I had questions both big and small.
Delwin Keasberry, Principal Consultant, Ideas x Action Australia
We are a design thinking organization. We'd like to learn about you and what you would like to achieve so we can make recommendations for a program focus for you. Each innovation certification program is designed for your needs. Please email us at [email protected] about your interest, questions, and what you'd like to learn or be able to do as a result of this program.
Darin Eich, Ph.D. is an innovation training workshop designer, design thinking training facilitator, keynote speaker & the founder of InnovationLearning.org. His speciality is designing and facilitating high-impact innovative leadership programs. He is also the author of
Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Create & Develop Ideas for your Challenge and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.
Darin's passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Darin is a conference keynote speaker and helps institutions develop leadership programs & retreats. He also facilitates professional brainstorming and innovation sessions for large organizations.
A variety of organizations listed below have utilized Darin's innovative facilitation, consulting, keynotes & workshops, and leadership development programs for training and innovation. Our programs and expertise have also been featured in various media publications.
PreviewPart 1: Motivation to Innovate (13:07)
StartPart 2: Focusing your Innovation Challenge into Questions of Opportunity (4:53)
StartPart 3: Generating New Ideas by Making it BrainRain (14:11)
StartPart 4: Analyzing, Validating and Conceptualizing your Ideas to Launch (14:44)
StartInnovation 101 Slides
StartInnovation 101 Notes handouts
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