Continuing Education

Innovation Engineering

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

NAIT has partnered with InVision Edge to deliver a training program covering the key areas required to create innovative solutions to unique problems. Through the Quick Start Program, you will learn how to make change happen regardless of your position in the company, prior experience or current familiarity with innovation systems. Through inVision's blended approach to virtual delivery, they will coach you through the process of transformation for today.

Why Learn to Innovate?

  • We have all experienced disruption to our work
  • We need new solutions to new problems
  • We need to learn the skills to keep up to and lead change
  • We need to invigorate a new economy with meaningful innovations

Everyone talks about innovation as the key to company (and career) success in this rapidly changing world. Few have had an opportunity to learn a front-to-back system to innovate – until now.

What You Will Learn

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for individuals who are either practitioners of innovation in their organizations (ex. Innovation Specialist, Project Manager, etc.) or individuals who are interested in learning how to approach complex problems and opportunities with an innovative mindset (and a new set of tools!).

How much time per week will I need to dedicate to the course?

Plan to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week on the course work. This includes completing online pre-session work, participating in the facilitated virtual session, engaging in the coaching time, and completing homework assignments.

What does a typical week look like?

When you register for the course, you will receive a link with an introductory video and instructions to log in to your course (and pre-session links). Each week, you will need to watch some online videos and complete short no-stress quizzes (usually around 40 mins of videos per week) ahead of the scheduled virtual sessions. Then, you will log into your virtual session and participate in some exercises to help you understand how the theory you learned in the videos applies in practice. A short virtual coaching session will be scheduled for the class as well to address questions that may arise while participants are completing application/homework assignments through the balance of the week.

What equipment /technology do I need to participate in the course?

You will need access to a desktop computer or laptop equipped with a camera. You will also need a good Internet connection in order to participate in the virtual sessions.

What happens if I don’t complete the pre-session work ahead of a virtual session?

Participants who do not complete the pre-session work will not be able to access the activities in the facilitated session. The Cycles to Mastery approach we use in this course is designed to build skills and understanding from one cycle to the next. The pre-session video work provides all of the theory components of Quick Start. The virtual sessions do not actively review the content shared in the videos - instead it focuses on how the theory is applied.

Do I need to complete all the assignments to achieve my certification?

Yes. All assignments must be submitted and marked as completed by the grader in order to achieve your Blue Belt Certification. These must be completed by the provided due date of your course.

Can I apply the hours from this course towards my professional designation continuing education requirements?

Depending on your certifying body, you may be able to apply the hours from this course against continuing education requirements for maintaining a professional designation. You may request a letter from your facilitator to submit the hours for review. Past participants have been granted credit towards such designations as P.Eng, PMP and CPHR.

What do I have access to after certification?

You will have ongoing access to an Innovators Toolkit. An assortment of the most popular tools to help you run sessions and projects. You will also be invited to join us in a growing virtual innovation community.

Career Opportunities

Individuals who complete a certification in Innovation Engineering often hold titles such as, Innovation Specialist, Corporate Project Manager, Product Manager/Specialist, Product Development Specialist, Strategic Initiative Manager, Director or Manager of Innovation, Continuous Improvement Specialist, or Business Analyst.

Graduates of the program also become solo-preneurs or consultants who are looking to build their skills in order to start or grow their own business.

As Innovation Engineering takes hold in Canada, we are starting to see cities where job postings are including a certification in Innovation Engineering as an asset.

Certified Learning

You will receive your internationally recognized Innovation Engineering Blue Belt certification by successfully completing your assignments within sixty days following your training.

Instructors

David Moskal

David Moskal

As a certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt, David works with teams from a variety of industries to help them solve problems with meaningfully unique solutions.

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Rhonda Honke

Rhonda Honke

Rhonda’s commitment and drive for innovation stems from her passion to help organizations and their employees ‘win’.

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Ryan Ramsdale

Ryan Ramsdale

Ryan is a highly motivated, results-oriented people developer who engages teams and individuals with enthusiasm.

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