Course Workshop 2: Innovation Skills

Innovation Skills: From Vision To Processes

Workshop 2: Innovation Skills: From Vision To Processes


In this module, you will learn how to move from visualization to using the innovation process, identifying challenges to your vision. Recognizing that there is not always one correct answer or process to address a challenge, you will learn key innovation skills to get started.

Activity – You will:

  • Think critically about challenges that must be addressed.
  • Break down your challenge into parts by deconstructing it.
  • Reconstruct your challenge.

Product – You will create & develop:

  • A list of potential challenges you can work on.
  • Challenge building blocks.
  • A reconstructed challenge that presents opportunity to innovate.

Outcome – You will learn how to:

  • Identify challenges to your work that are opportunities for innovation.
  • Zero-in on innovation skills in others that you can develop and harness.
  • Recognize the five constructs of the Innovator’s DNA.
  • Appreciate the importance of hands-on experience for long-term learning.

Included Workshops:
Workshop 1: The Innovation Process
Workshop 2: Innovation Skills
Workshop 3: Your Innovation Challenge
Workshop 4: Innovation Questions for Idea Capture
Workshop 5: Structured Ideation
Workshop 6: Innovative Idea Generation
Workshop 7: Idea Analysis & Synthesis
Workshop 8: Concept Development
Workshop 9: Test and Select
Workshop 10: Communicate and Advance

This workshop is part of Program Innovation, an online video workshop program on innovation for higher education professionals. This program can also be taken in person, individually, or through a license with your organization. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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