Oakland University launches Strategic Innovation certificate course
Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education program, in partnership with the Institute of Professional Innovators, is launching a new Strategic Innovation certificate course February 13-17.
The course has been designed to address the fact that strategic innovation can be a risky business. While some 93 percent of CEOs rely on innovation to achieve growth targets (a study by Accenture), less than 1 percent of innovations create growth (a study by Frost & Sullivan).
“We know that mastering innovation is the key to continual development of winning products and services and that is the challenge that every company faces,” says Louay Chamra, Ph.D., dean of Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Sciences. “Based on existing data, today’s best practices need to be augmented. This new course is being launched to address that very challenge.”
The Strategic Innovation course’s objective is to develop a participant’s ability to continually create successful strategic innovations for his or her company, while reducing the failure risk of the program’s sponsors by at least 50 percent when compared to today’s best practices.
This is achieved through mastering the processes and tools of the General Theory of Innovation (GTI). As a scientific theory, GTI reduces risk and variability of results.
“The application of GTI has been found to be highly successful,” according to Greg Yezersky, founder and president of IPI. “For example, in a case study we engaged with Northrop Grumman on, the process achieved a nearly 100 percent success rate by meeting the client’s benchmark requirements in every Strategic Innovation project that was conducted.”
To find out more about this course, or to register, contact Oakland’s Professional and Continuing Education program at 248-370-3177 or via OUPACE@oakland.edu.
About Professional and Continuing Education:
Professional and Continuing Education programming through Oakland University offers educational opportunities for those looking to advance their careers, achieve certifications, re-certify or enrich their lives. PACE offers non-credit courses in a variety of formats to suit any lifestyle. PACE courses and programs are offered online, and throughout Metro Detroit. Courses, facilitated by Oakland University faculty and business leaders, combine research expertise and real world application.
About Institute of Professional Innovators:
IPI’s innovation project success rate exceeds 98 percent vs. the industry-average 24 percent. These results are possible due to the power of the General Theory of Innovation (GTI), the only scientific theory of innovation that has PRESCRIPTIVE and PREDICTIVE capabilities. The mission of IPI is to offer the right solution to the right problem at the right time every time.