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The Innovation Initiative

Certificate in Advanced Process Innovation and Productivity

Innovation, simply defined, is the process that takes new ideas and implements them in a way that creates value. It’s not the same thing as invention, which is an event that occurs at a distinct point in time, often resulting in a single product. Innovation is the extension of invention, the act of bringing things that are invented to market, repeatedly. An innovation process creates measurable value, by increasing productivity, improving quality, generating new markets, or creating other benefits to consumers, producers, or both.

Jim Stikeleather, Chief Innovation Officer, Dell Services

In today’s knowledge economy and competitive business environment, an organization (both private and public) wishing to develop what it sees as its next new or enhanced product or service must constantly adapt, modify and improve the efficiency and productivity of its supply chain work processes from supplier through to customer.

Process Innovation is the engine driving increased productivity, and is one of the fundamental sources of revenue growth and improved operating income. When properly understood, anticipated, analyzed and applied, Process Innovation is the value added in any successful business model and customer or stakeholder relationship.

At the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, we believe the pathway to leadership in Process Innovation and Improved Productivity can be navigated through an understanding and integration of targeted process management tools, measures, and competencies.

The Innovation Initiative is a creative as well as practical vision for the future of innovation and productivity in the workplace. It has been specifically created as a unique, blended suite of foundation courses and core certificates whose value rests in an original approach to combining the knowledge, creative thinking and guiding principles of Project Management, Business Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management and Business Innovation.

Begin today by introducing the real-world knowledge, skills, tools and techniques you need to bring innovation and improved productivity to your organization.

Visit the following certificates to learn more:

Find Innovation & Productivity at the intersection of
Certificate in Project Management
Certificate in Business Analysis
Certificate in Lean Six Sigma
Certificate in Business Innovation
Certificate in Business Process Management

Certificate in Advanced Process Innovation and Productivity

In order to qualify for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Certificate in Advanced Process Innovation and Productivity, participants must have successfully completed three of the above-noted Innovation Initiative certificates as well as the “Foundations” courses from all five certificates (a total of 11 Innovation Initiative courses)

Upon completion of your certificate requirements, you must request your certificate by submitting a Certificate Request Form. Click here to complete the form online.