Innovation Management exposes students to the quickly evolving practice of innovation in organizations.  Although the outcomes of innovation are well known, organizations generally have difficulty with implementing sustainable innovation platforms. The course begins by introducing students (who are business leaders) to various definitions of innovation, and moves on to develop a deeper understanding of innovation and innovation drivers. By the end of the course, students should be able to intelligently discuss innovation in context and be able to develop an innovation program/framework that can be implemented in an organization.

Students will complete the Innovation Culture Assessment Index (ICAS) and learn how this empirically developed assessment identifies the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s culture and capability to innovate and compares innovation scores to industry and country benchmarks. Students will also learn the traits that differentiate the world’s most innovative companies.Why Use InnovationOne to Improve Your Innovation Culture

Using the InnovationOne Culture Index©, students will develop a strategy and blueprint for an innovation program for their companies. Students will also learn the following:

  1. The 12 different ways for companies to innovative
  2. The importance of the innovation value chain
  3. The hard truth about innovation cultures
  4. Why implementing corporate innovation is so difficult
  5. The six signs that your innovation program is broken and the five myths of innovation
  6. How to determine which innovation efforts will pay
  7. How to enable innovation and its implementation

InnovationOne, LLC, Managing Partner Victor Assad will be a guest lecturer on June 24.

Innovation Management is offered by the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan from June 17 to June 27, 2024. C. Brooke Dobni, PhD, is the founder and a Managing Partner of InnovationOne, LLC®, and Professor of Strategy and has served as Dean and Associate Dean at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. Through his own research (and publication of over 40 peer-reviewed articles), he has developed the InnovationOne Culture Index©, an innovation culture assessment metric. InnovationOne® has been used by over 3000 organizations across North America, and continues to be referred to as one of the most comprehensive, holistic and reliable measures of innovation culture in organizations.

About InnovationOne®, LLC.

InnovationOne®, LLC helps organizations worldwide build a culture of innovation and make it sustainable. InnovationOne® uses a scientifically developed assessment to measure, benchmark, and improve your company’s culture and capability to innovate and enjoy better outcomes and financial results. We have conducted research with The Conference Board and the US Department of Energy. Companies scoring in the top quartile of our InnovationOne Culture Index© reported higher financial performance than bottom quartile performers by as much as 22 percent. US Department of Energy labs scoring high on our assessment can have up to 3x higher performance over the lower-scoring labs. Measure and ignite your culture of innovation.

Contact us today to measure and ignite your culture of innovation.