• Professional Certificate: You will receive a certificate upon completion of this training program.

  • Community of Learners: By attending this course, you will connect with other members of our innovation & technology community, share knowledge and learn from your industry peers.

Why innovative skills are essential for your future success

The World Economic Forum ‘Future of Jobs’ report shows the primary competences we need today, and in the next few years. Innovation and Complex Problem Solving are at the top of the list. Over a third of all jobs, across all industries, will require these top skills.

This course will explain the primary competences in the report, how they link together and how they enable Innovation. Creativity, Critical thinking and Collaboration are the skills the innovator needs to solve Complex Problems. These skills are in turn supported by Emotional intelligence which includes Resilience and Flexibility. Leadership integrates the skills in the list to ensure solution delivery. Important projections in the WEF Report are the increased need for Learning Strategies and Active learning, which this course provides.

How this training works

Training Overview

This online training program will help you understand the primary competences for Future of Jobs, how they link together, and how they ultimately enable the skill of Problem Solving for Innovation which is the opening session. Each skill will be treated as a stand alone session which will also show its linkage to the other skills. 'Leadership' will be addressed in the final session and will show how to manage the previous skills as an integrated package.
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Why take this program?

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Course Delivery

Hybrid Learning Model

This program will be delivered in a hybrid model through a series of short online pre-recorded video lessons, interactive group activities after each session and two live mentorship/coaching sessions.

Content Overview

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Skill #1: Problem Solving for Innovation

  • 3

    Skill #2: Collaboration

    • Lesson 1 Networks

    • Introduction

    • Quiz: Network Attributes

    • Lesson 2; Diversity Matters

    • Quiz; Comparison of Networks

    • Lesson 3; My Network

    • Assignment; Who to add to my Knowledge Network

  • 4

    Skill #3: Emotional Intelligence

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Skill #4: Creativity

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

  • 6

    Skill #5: Critical Thinking

    • Intro

    • Lesson 1; What is Critical Thinking

    • Lesson 2; Analyzing Data and Information

    • Lesson 3; Solutions and Risk

    • Lesson 4; Delivering the Solution

  • 7

    Skill#6: Leadership

    • Intro

  • 8

    Next steps

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Author, Keynote Speaker & President at Quest Management

Peter Merrill

Peter Merrill is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at conferences in cities such as Dubai, Mumbai and Shanghai. He began his career in R&D in a major UK corporation and later as Chief Executive of a leading Design Brand in that corporation he led Innovation in one of the most demanding markets. He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., and BlackBerry. He was founding chair of the ASQ Innovation Division and currently chairs the Canadian national committee to ISO/TC279 the Technical Committee on Innovation Management. He is author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Innovation Never Stops”, and his most recent book is “ISO 56000, Building Innovation into your QMS.” He writes the Innovation Column for Quality Progress.