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Home of the ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator

Home of the ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator

Attain Your Innovation Leader Professional Certification

Become a Certified Innovation Leader Professional (ILP) by Learning From Over 90 of the World's Leading Innovation Minds

Learn to Setup an ISO 56002 Innovation Management System

The demand for leaders to drive innovation has never been higher. The new ISO 56002 Innovation Management System standard is evidence of the growth in the discipline. Gain your Innovation Leader certification with ISO 56002 Innovation Management Systems training become a qualified innovator equipped to lead your organization.

The ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator serves the many global leaders who seek the training to better position, evaluate and deliver innovative solutions, products, and services.

We have distilled the research from over 90 of the world's best innovation minds and their findings to create this course.

The ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator is your opportunity to learn the Innovation research and best practices that drive Fortune 100 businesses and major consulting firms to develop leading products and services.

ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator

9 modules, 60+ lessons, plus coaching and hundreds of references and resources designed to quickly equip leaders with the knowledge to ignite, grow, and deliver customer value-focused innovations.

Earn your ILP certification by completing the course and successfully passing the ILP certification exam.

The ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator is a program and system established to teach the best practices with underlying research evidence to help you stay ahead of the pack and meet your organizational objectives.

 

You Already Know Innovation is Driving Business Growth

According to the McKinsey global survey, 84% of executives say that innovation is extremely or very important to their business growth strategy.

Businesses must formalize the innovation process, negotiate with stakeholders, identify the proper talent, engage with inter-departmental teams, and integrate innovation into their long-term strategies in order to achieve this growth. When it comes to innovation management, here is where it comes in handy.

It is a definite innovation management system that provides an array of organizational benefits, including:

  • Maintains a competitive advantage and produces a higher return on investment
  • Improves business performance
  • Improves the speed with which problems are solved and the efficiency with which projects run

Being able to infuse a culture of innovation at work puts you one step ahead of the competition in terms of attracting clients with distinctive feature upgrades or entirely new items. Naturally, when customer needs are addressed and they see a product that stands out, your client base will grow, resulting in a higher return on investment (Return on Investment).

Successful firms are built on the foundation of innovation management. Startups with strong business histories, such as Tesla and Uber, have proved that size does not ensure success. To stay viable in the long run, one must be on edge, take risks, and follow new trends.

As a result, businesses must foster a creative culture that encourages workers to work outside of their comfort zones in order to help their companies stand out in the marketplace. Not only will this assure organizational success, but it will also keep employees' health in control.

ACUITY is Designed to Accelerate Your Innovation Leadership into a Innovation Leader Professional.

Here is What Nobody Tells You About Typical Online Courses

Why You Should Avoid MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)
like Edx, Coursera or Udemy

Completion rates as low as 7%

According to research from Dr. Katy Jordan, the average completion rate for massive open online courses is less than 7 percent.

No coaching or group support

The vast majority of MOOC are 100% self-paced without live or online coaching support. Most people learn best through interaction and with support systems.

Access to course expires quickly

MOOC and programs rarely offer extended course access. Once the 'estimated course duration' expires, there is an 'audit period' whereby access is extended for only a few more weeks.

Content is rarely updated

MOOC providers view courses as a product and the aim is to generate profit. It is often not advantageous for institutions to invest in updating content but rather leverage their brand to make a profit.

Top 5 Benefits from ACUITY

The ACUITY Accelerator increases your ability as a leader to react to changes and find new opportunities to develop value. In the new normal, innovation is an in-demand skill. By completing this program, you be will able to:

Become an Innovation Authority


Authority is defined as "a person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject; an expert". ACUITY draws much of the program from evidence-based research conducted over the past 25 years by the worlds leading authorities on Innovation. Researchers like: Dr. Rosabeth Kanter - Harvard Dr. Teresa Amabile - Harvard Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Claremount Dr. Edgar Schein - MIT Dr. Kwaku Attuahene-Gima - Nobel Dr. Clayton Christensen - Harvard

Get to Implementation Quickly

ACUITY includes several strategies and programs to transform your leadership abilities to allow for quick implementation and returns.  These include:
  • Leadership Roles on Creativity, Idea Generation,
  • Organizational Innovation, Innovation Learning Theories (Model 1 And Model 2)
  • The 6 Leadership Primary Mechanisms And 6 Secondary Reinforcement Mechanisms
  • Leadership Tools Managing And Changing Org. Culture
  • Senge’s (1999) Definition and Taxonomy of Leadership.
  • How Executive Leadership Behavior Can Support Innovation
  • How a Person’s Leadership Role Shapes How They Experience Innovation

Increase Your Earning Potential


According to Glassdoor.com, the average base pay for an Innovation Leader in the US is $229,032 /yr. Additional bonus compensation range between $59,985 - $61,216

Transform Your Organization


Organizations must innovate to survive.  As an ACUITY innovation leader, you will be able to transform your organization to develop new competitive advantages, maximize ROI while minimizing the risk of innovation, and increase organizational productivity by leveraging best practices from evidence-based research.

Work for World Class Companies


Many of the best companies to work for globally have taken innovation seriously and are actively seeking innovation leaders.  Companies like Amazon, Intuit, Merck, GE and many others.

Improve Innovation Success


Because Innovation success is about insights and customer value, Innovation is one of the few fields that rewards failure and success equally.  However, this is never at the expense of ROI or poor process. With ACUITY you will learn from the research of world-leading innovators to improve your innovation success.

 

Commons Reasons Why You May Struggle to Break Into Innovation With Other Courses

Innovative cultures are often misunderstood. To be successful, innovation systems must be counterbalanced by structure and often less understood, specific behaviors. The bottom line is the willingness to experiment requires rigorous discipline derived from research and not trends. Finding the right training from evidence based research in a model that is easy to apply and understand is hard to come by.

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Difficult to Learn

Most Innovation training is overly complicated

Outdated Content

Innovation and opportunities to innovate move fast. Without regular attention content becomes outdated.

Self Paced With Group or coaching Support

Innovation training is not a solo sport, it required collaboration, connections, and shared learning to be successful.

Narrow Scope of Content

The majority of innovation courses are based on a few best practices and limited evidence based research.

Missing Key ISO Innovation Knowledge

Only ISO provides proven guidance on how to build an innovation management system

BIPOC Challenges not Considered

The lived experiences of BIPOC are unique in the application of innovation and within the technology industry.

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ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator

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Meet a Few of The Innovators

ACUITY is developed from the research from over 90 of the worlds leading minds in innovation.

Through their research, you will learn from over 70 studies and avoid mistakes and innovation with the expertise gathered over the past 25 years of fact-based research.

Research derived from programs like MIT, Harvard, UPenn, PMI, UNC, etc.

Dr. Kwaku Atuahene-Gima

Nobel International Business School

Dr. Kwaku Atuahene-Gima

Nobel International Business School

Kwaku is ranked the Number 2 innovation management scholar in the world. He has received an award as the Best Professor in Marketing and Innovation Management at Asia’s Best Business Schools Awards by CMO in Singapore. With his two co-authors, he won the Thomas Hustad Best Paper award in November 2015 for research published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the world’s leading journal in innovation management.

He has won multiple Best Paper awards at the American Marketing Association, including the prestigious Best Paper contribution to knowledge in innovation and technology for his paper published in the Journal of Marketing in October 2005. He was appointed a member of the International Expert Panel for the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) in November 2015; a position in which he evaluates and recommends for funding academic research proposals on innovation and entrepreneurship. For several years he was on the Review Panel for the Australian Research Council and Hong Kong Government Competitive Research Grants.

Kwaku is the first, and to date, the only African scholar ever to have served on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Marketing, the world’s leading marketing journal (July 2006 – June
2014). He won the Outstanding Reviewer Award of the Journal Marketing in 2007. He is on the Senior Advisory and Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the European Journal of Marketing and on the review panel of several other academic journals.

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Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Barbara Lee Fredrickson (born June 15, 1964)[1] is an American professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships. She is the author of Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (2009), a general-audience book that draws on her own research and that of other social scientists. The book's thesis is largely drawn from her work with Marcial Losada, claiming a mathematical ratio for happiness. The ratio, however, was, "based on a series of erroneous and, for the most part, completely illusory 'applications' of mathematics."[2] Fredrickson was unable to reproduce the math behind her research published with Losada and has yet to disavow or apologize for the fraud.[3]

She also released a new book in January 2013, Love 2.0, which discusses the supreme emotion of love, micro-moments of connection as well as how love can affect your biological and cellular make-up over time.

Fredrickson earned a bachelors in psychology from Carleton College in 1986 and her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1990. She was a professor at the University of Michigan for 10 years before moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Dr. Edgar Schein

MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Edgar Schein

MIT Sloan School of Management

Edgar Henry Schein (born March 5, 1928), a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career developmentgroup process consultation, and organizational culture.[1] He is the son of former University of Chicago professor Marcel Schein.

Schein's model of organizational culture originated in the 1980s. Schein (2004) identifies three distinct levels in organizational cultures:

  1. artifacts and behaviours
  2. espoused values
  3. assumptions

The three levels refer to the degree to which the different cultural phenomena are visible to the observer.

  • Artifacts include any tangible, overt or verbally identifiable elements in any organization. Architecture, furniture, dress code, office jokes, all exemplify organizational artifacts. Artifacts are the visible elements in a culture and they can be recognized by people not part of the culture.
  • Espoused values are the organization's stated values and rules of behavior. It is how the members represent the organization both to themselves and to others. This is often expressed in official philosophies and public statements of identity. It can sometimes often be a projection for the future, of what the members hope to become. Examples of this would be employee professionalism, or a "family first" mantra. Trouble may arise if espoused values by leaders are not in line with the deeper tacit assumptions of the culture.[2]
  • Shared basic assumptions are the deeply embedded, taken-for-granted behaviours which are usually unconscious, but constitute the essence of culture. These assumptions are typically so well integrated in the office dynamic that they are hard to recognize from within.[3]

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Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Claremont Graduate University

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (/ˈmh ˈksɛntmˌhɑːj/HungarianCsíkszentmihályi Mihálypronounced [ˈt͡ʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] (About this soundlisten); born 29 September 1934) is a Hungarian-American psychologist. He recognised and named the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity.[1][2] He is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.[3]

Csikszentmihalyi is noted for his work in the study of happiness and creativity, but is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. He is the author of many books and over 290 articles [9] or book chapters. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association, described Csikszentmihalyi as the world's leading researcher on positive psychology.[10] Csikszentmihalyi once said: "Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason."[11] His works are influential and are widely cited.[12]

In an interview with Wired magazine, Csíkszentmihályi described flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost."[16]

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Dr. Rosabeth Kanter

Harvard Business School

Dr. Rosabeth Kanter

Harvard Business School

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (born March 15, 1943)[3] is the Ernest L. Arbuckle professor of business at Harvard Business School.[4] She is also director and chair of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative.[5]

Business.com described Rosabeth Kanter's theory of management as establishing a framework managers can utilize to enhance the efficiency of corporate organizations. One of her theories suggested the manner by which a company operates influences attitudes of the work force. Kanter says employees show a variety of behaviors depending on whether structural support was in position. Her view is power emanates from informal and formal sources. Employees must have access to available resources to accomplish the organization’s objectives. It is also essential to promote the staff's skills and comprehension.[29]

One article in Management Today cited Rosabeth Kanter as “probably the first woman to attain indisputable management guru status.” Aside from her expertise in change management, Kanter has interests in corporate strategies, self-confidence, and demographic shift. She has a fondness for conducting detailed research therefore earning the pseudonym, “The Thinking Woman’s Michael Porter.[30]

An article published in the San Diego Tribune on May 29, 2018, mentioned the Harvard professor’s idea the happiest employees can solve the most difficult problems and make a positive change in the lives of people. Teachers must adopt this stance if they want to stay in the teaching profession for many years.[31]

In an interview with the Business Insider in 2015, Professor Kanter deplored the “miserable state of America’s infrastructure which impaired the economy and affected American citizens. According to the management expert, the blame must be put on federal and local politicians as well as Americans who elect them. Kanter emphasized the need for citizens to pay their taxes in sales, tourism, and usage. Likewise, it is imperative to market investments in infrastructure effectively. However, it is not the government’s job alone in building and promoting infrastructure. Entrepreneurs, technology, and collaboration between the public and private sectors are also important.

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Dr. Clayton Christensen

Harvard Business School

Dr. Clayton Christensen

Harvard Business School

Clayton Magleby Christensen (April 6, 1952 – January 23, 2020) was an American academic and business consultant who developed the theory of "disruptive innovation", first introduced in his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma, which has been called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century,[1][2] and which led The Economist to term him "the most influential management thinker of his time."[3] 

One of the main concepts depicted in this book is also his most disseminated and famous one: disruptive innovation. The concept has been growing in interest over time since 2004, according to Google Trends' data. However, due to constant misinterpretation, Christensen often wrote articles trying to explain the concept even further. Some of his other books are focused on specific industries and discuss social issues such as education and health care. Disrupting Class (2008) looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions, while The Innovator's Prescription (2009) examines how to fix the American healthcare system. The latter two books have received numerous awards as the best books on education and health care in their respective years of publication. The Innovator's Prescription was also awarded the 2010 James A. Hamilton Award, by the College of Healthcare Executives.[11]

At HBS, he taught an elective course he designed called "Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise", which teaches how to build and manage an enduring, successful company or transform an existing organization, and also in many of the school's executive education programs. Christensen was awarded a full professorship with tenure in 1998, and held eight honorary doctorates and an honorary chaired professorship at the National Tsinghua University in Taiwan.[11]

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Dr. Peter Senge

MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Peter Senge

MIT Sloan School of Management

Peter Michael Senge (born 1947) is an American systems scientist who is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute, and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning. He is known as the author of the book The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990, rev. 2006).

Senge emerged in the 1990s as a major figure in organizational development with the book The Fifth Discipline, in which he developed the notion of a learning organization. This conceptualizes organizations as dynamic systems (as defined in Systemics), in states of continuous adaptation and improvement.

In 1997, Harvard Business Review identified The Fifth Discipline as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years.[7] For this work, he was named "Strategist of the Century" by Journal of Business Strategy, which said that he was one of a very few people who "had the greatest impact on the way we conduct business today."[7]

The book's premise is that too many businesses are engaged in endless search for a heroic leader who can inspire people to change. This effort creates grand strategies that are never fully developed. The effort to change creates resistance that finally overcomes the effort.[8]

Senge believes that real firms in real markets face both opportunities and natural limits to their development. Most efforts to change are hampered by resistance created by the cultural habits of the prevailing system. No amount of expert advice is useful. It's essential to develop reflection and inquiry skills so that the real problems can be discussed. [8]

According to Senge, there are four challenges in initiating changes.

  • There must be a compelling case for change.
  • There must be time to change.
  • There must be help during the change process.
  • As the perceived barriers to change are removed, it is important that some new problem, not before considered important or perhaps not even recognized, doesn't become a critical barrier.

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Dr. Teresa Amabile

Harvard Business School

Dr. Teresa Amabile

Harvard Business School

Teresa M. Amabile (born June 15, 1950) is an American academic who is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

Amabile is primarily known for her research and writing on creativity, dating to the late 1970s. Originally educated as a chemist, Amabile received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University in 1977. She now studies how everyday life inside organizations can influence people and their performance. Her research encompasses creativity, productivity, innovation, and inner work life – the confluence of emotions, perceptions, and motivation that people experience as they react to events at work.[1]

Amabile's most recent discoveries appear in her book, The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.[2] Published in August 2011 by Harvard Business Review Press, the book is co-authored with Amabile’s husband and collaborator, Steven Kramer, Ph.D.

Amabile has published over 100 scholarly articles and chapters, in outlets including top journals in psychology (such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and American Psychologist) and in management (Administrative Science QuarterlyAcademy of Management Journal). She is also the author of The Work Preference Inventory and KEYS to Creativity and Innovation. Amabile has used insights from her research in working with various groups in business, government, and education, including Procter & Gamble, Novartis International AG, Motorola, IDEO, and the Creative Education Foundation. She has presented her theories, research results, and practical implications in dozens of forums, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Young Presidents’ Organization annual university, and the Front End of Innovation annual conference.

At Harvard Business School, Amabile has taught MBA and executive courses on managing for creativity, leadership, and ethics. Previously, at Brandeis University, she taught social psychology, organizational psychology, the psychology of creativity, and statistics. She served as the host-instructor of the 26-part series, Against All Odds: Inside Statistics, originally broadcast on PBS.[3]

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Learn How To Evolve from Project Management to Innovation Management

Exclusively focused on creating world-class leaders in innovation. The ACUITY Leadership in Innovation is drawn from empirical innovation research on how the best companies make change happen.

We demystify innovation with evidence-based research and best practices.


Innovation Expert

Develop the knowledge to become an Innovation Leadership expert. ACUITY is based on the thought leadership of global consulting firms, academics, and recognized subject matter experts.


ISO Innovation Management System

The know-how to build an innovation management system that lives up to the ISO 56002 standard.


Key to Culture Change

The leadership tools to manage and change organizational culture.


Evidence-based Research

Proven leadership skills derived from over 70 evidence-based research studies

The ACUITY Innovation Leadership Framework

The framework is derived in part from the research from over 90 of the world's best innovation minds. The frameworks defines the process to build innovative practices using the most proven methodologies. This includes the exact steps to build innovation management systems that lives up to the ISO 56002 standard, and the tools and templates to create the right conditions for innovation and foster and support organizational innovation

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Attain Your Innovation Leader Professional Certification (ILP)

This course will take you through over 70 research studies and distill their results into actionable tactics. This allows you to understand and use the same tactics used by many global consulting firms and Fortune 100 companies, including here at Ntansa.

Earn your ILP certification by completing the course and successfully passing the ILP certification exam.

As Innovation Leader Certification you will:

  • Become part of an elite group of project managements and ready for the work to lead innovation
  • Be accomplished and confident in guiding business to set up an innovation management system
  • Learn new tools to validate innovation maturity and techniques to make tangible improvements
  • Join an exclusive community of like-minded people who continue to encourage and share innovation best practices to help you stay ahead
  • Develop a new view point on how to see innovation and think differently
  • Be truly excited about your future possibilities and types of roles you are now qualified for

Earn your ILP certification by completing the course and successfully passing the ILP certification exam.

ACUITY Overview
9 Modules & 60+ Total Lessons


Introduction

In this introduction module, we will discuss how leaders are dissatisfied with their innovation performance, the historical context for why this is the case and lay the groundwork by introducing you to the ACUITY framework and each of the components.  We will take a deep dive at the iPod story which illustrated an unprecedented change in how companies learned to transformed opportunities to customer value.


Innovation as an Approach

We discuss a number of key concepts including 'opportunity orientation' and the work of Dr. James Brian Quinn and his study on global innovation in organizations, to draw early conclusions about how executive leaders can improve an organization’s ability to innovate. We will discuss how Intel leveraged opportunity orientation to emerge with several new products from the recession.


Innovation as a Change

Research of Tushman & Nadler on the role of the informal org. and the dimensions important for innovation. We will discuss  Dr. Teresa Amabile's research on what management practices affect innovation creativity and show you how as a leader, how to create the environment for innovation to succeed with an informal org. openly valuing conflict. We will also, amongst others discuss Dr. Kanter's four distinct characteristics of innovation.


Innovation as a Understanding

The innovation-as-Understanding approach stems from cognitive psychology and organizational learning. The major premise behind this approach is the importance learning, creativity and knowledge management all play in innovation. This approach holds that innovation is the result of learning, creativity and the application of knowledge.  We will discuss the important role of single-loop and double-loop learning.


Innovation as Ideas and Value

The innovation as value approach stems from the original work of Dr. Schumpeter (Schumpeter & Opie, 1934) and his later work on entrepreneurial theory. The overriding premise behind this approach is the importance value creation plays in innovation. At the most extreme, this approach holds that ideas with no value are not innovation; they are merely interesting ideas (Carlson & Wilmot, 2006).


Organizational Culture Transformation

Dr. Schein observed six primary embedding and six secondary reinforcement mechanisms through which leaders “teach their organizations how to perceive, think, feel, and behave based on their own conscious and unconscious convictions”. We will discuss how much of innovation leadership is moderated by organizational culture. And review the work Ogbonna and Harris (2000) when they studied leadership style, organizational culture, and performance


Increase your Innovation Leadership Yield

Leaders interested in fostering organizational innovation need to attend to the organization. This coincides with Schein’s (2004) framework that the way leaders shape an organization is by what they consistently pay attention to. To support innovation, leaders have to understand how to work on the business, not in the business. We will discuss this in the context of bureaucracy to get the most out of your innovation efforts.  


Innovation Management System ISO56002

The ISO 56002 standard for innovation management systems, is the result of 8 years of research, drafts and revisions by innovation professionals from all around the world. In this module, leveraging the 56002:2019 standard will show you as a leader how to operationalize innovation to function with rigour and flexibility.


Remarks and Recommendations

Because innovation leadership is by definition an evolving discipline it is important we close this accelerator with additional tools for you to connect, learn and thrive as an ACUITY practitioner.  In this module, we will share the resources vital to you to sustain your position as an innovation authority.

ACUITY Is For You If:

ACUITY is specifically designed and not suited for everyone. The program is built by design for individuals with a background in project management or change management. This includes addressing the lived experiences of BIPOC and how to navigate as an innovation leader as part of the methodology to transform students to succeed with innovation leadership.

If you align with the following you are well suited for ACUITY:

  • Grow as a Project Manager and gain the unique status from innovation leadership training and knowledge to stand up a ISO 56002 innovation management system
  • Attain the influence and expertise to lead innovation initiatives
  • Advance your career and pivot to program, portfolio or strategic innovation roles
  • Seeking guidance and support as an aspiring innovation manager
  • Seeking to shift your mindset with thought leadership and leading practices
  • Want to be future ready
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ACUITY Is NOT For You If:

ACUITY is specifically designed and not suited for everyone. The program is built by design for individuals with a background in project management or change management. This includes addressing the lived experiences of BIPOC and how to navigate as an innovation leader as part of the methodology to transform students to succeed with innovation leadership.

If you align with the following, at this time, you are unfortunately not suited for ACUITY:

  • Not currently involved in some form of project management or change management
  • Do not identify as a BIPOC
  • Not prepared to discuss innovation related research studies and dive into why such research is important to future innovation success
  • Do not consider themselves naturally curious or committed to continuous learning
  • Do not seek to be in a leadership role
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ACUITY Limited Time Launch Offer

ACUITY will take you through over 70 research studies and distill their results into actionable tactics. This course allows you to understand and use the same tactics many global consulting firms and Fortune 100 companies use.

Innovate at a global level.

With our online course based on the ISO 56002 Innovation Management System standard, you'll get a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and leading innovative organizations.

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An Advanced Innovation Course

To successfully manage innovative work, leaders need to master both the art and science of Innovation. Only then can we leverage Innovation as a real competitive advantage rather than a disruptive threat to our industry and sector.

The ACUITY Innovation Leadership Accelerator is a program and system established to teach the best practices with underlying research evidence to help you stay ahead of the pack and meet your organizational objectives. The program reveals the best practices used by global consulting firms and Fortune 100 companies.

Your Innovation Leadership Professional (ILP) Certification

After successfully completing the accelerator, you will qualify for the ACUITY Innovation Leadership designation and certificate of achievement.  As an ACUITY Innovation Leadership professional, you’re a senior-level innovation practitioner at the forefront of advancing your organization’s innovation goals.

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FAQ

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    Our pricing and access is based on the package you select. Access to the course ranges from 3 months to 1 year.

    We believe post-completion access to the course content is important to your continued success in Innovation.

    One license is one login. If you are interested in purchasing five licenses or more, contact us at [email protected] about group discount pricing.

    Access to the private Facebook group is lifetime!

  • How long will the course take to successfully complete?

    Our entire course on average takes close to two months to complete.  However, the content you learn from day 1 can be applied to your projects and work immediately.

  • Will you be adding more lessons?

    Absolutely! This is the first course in the academy and we will add more modules and lessons over time.

    Any new lessons we add (including more advanced level content) will be available to ACUITY members at no additional cost.

    But the price for the course (for new members) is likely going to increase as the content and our member success stories accumulate.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We offer a 30 day "innovate or your money back" no questions asked guarantee.

    If for any reason you are not satisfied, just let us know.

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ISO 56002 Innovation Management Systems

ISO 56002 is a guiding framework for developing innovation management systems and part of the innovation management series ISO 56000. The ISO 56002 standard for innovation management systems, is the result of 8 years of research, drafts and revisions by innovation professionals from all around the world. The 56002 standard will show you as a leader how to operationalize innovation to function with rigour and flexibility.

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