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Course Structure

This course is fully online and self-paced, meaning you are in complete control of how, when, and where you complete this course! We encourage you to make this course work for you and your busy schedule. 

The Innovation Certificate is composed of four sessions. Each session contains an informational overview, a video lesson, and a downloadable resource page. 


Session 1: Creating A Culture of Innovation


Session 2: How To Effectively Tell Your Story 


Session 3: An Art + Science Approach to Next-Gen Partnerships


Session 4: Looking Ahead – 2020 & Beyond

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You are welcome to complete each session in one sitting or break it into smaller chunks. See the next section for helpful Suggestions on how to successfully complete this course.

You will earn four (4) credits toward your STS designation upon completing this course. Learn more about the STS Designation

What You Will Learn 

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

Identify how fundamental innovation principles and practices influence the culture of innovation in various settings and circumstances.

Use leading-edge strategies to evolve your storytelling approach (and value proposition) to maximize value. 

Infuse creativity and innovation into partnership meetings and brainstorm to transform data into actionable insights. 

Use proven strategies that drive innovation to successfully navigate new opportunities and challenges.

Suggestions to Complete this Course Successfully

As a committed professional, we value and appreciate the time and dedication you are investing in this course. Here are a few helpful suggestions for successfully completing this course:

Review the course completion guide

Break up the materials into manageable pieces & create a plan that works for your busy schedule.

Set a goal date for completion.

Create a professional development file for this course.

Create a folder online, on your desktop (wherever you stay organized) where you can save the downloadable course resource pages and take notes of the things you learn.

Find a quiet place where you can focus on and absorb the valuable information.

Check items off as you complete them.

Complete the course materials and share your accomplishment!