• 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 Take This Online Course

We live in an increasingly complex environment. More than ever we are confronted by new situations which call for new ways of thinking. The Simplexity Innovation Process is a powerful approach to help us adapt to the fast pace of change and turn it to our advantage. We have designed this online course to help individuals, teams and organizations tackle situations in which it is vital to have lots of initiative, imagination and tolerance of ambiguity. Learn how to execute this innovation process skillfully anytime, anywhere, as a way of life and a route to happiness and success. Learn how to move from making small improvements to creating game changers. Inside every great car is a powerful engine. Simplexity Thinking is a human-centric engine that will make any innovation program even better.

How this online training works

Course Overview

In an engaging workshop, participants experience new skills in finding, defining and solving problems and opportunities individually and with others with consensus and commitment to implement. The methodology, called “Simplexity Thinking” is simple, experiential and inclusive and has been applied successfully in small and large organizations globally to tackle complex situations of all kinds. This unique workshop focuses on learning how to ask the right questions as well as developing innovative answers. Opportunities are provided for participants to share their different experiences and ideas about their own real world problems, learn from each other, and walk away with fresh insights to apply immediately.

Learning Outcomes

  • Individual and group problem solving skills at a concrete, person-to-person, table-top level

  • The art and science of creative and critical problem solving

  • Your own unique innovation style

  • How to define a workplace problem uncovering hidden challenges and discovering new more innovative objectives

  • How to create and evaluate unique alternative solutions to your work problems

  • How to engage others in problem solving with commitment to implement

  • How to work in teams in a more inclusive, faster and innovative way

What is Simplexity Innovation Process (SIP)

Simplexity Innovation Process (SIP) provides a clear process for creative & critical problem solving, a metric to create balanced teams and it ensures that individuals understand their innovation styles and have the tools they need to tackle any kind of problem and to seize new opportunities and possibilities for breakthrough change.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • A quick intro to Simplexity Innovation Process by Dr. Min Basadur

    • A quick overview of Simplexity

    • Instructor's Biography: Dr. Min Basadur

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    What is your innovation style?

  • 3

    #1 Introduction to Simplexity Innovation Process

  • 4

    #2 The Innovative Mindset

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 5

    #3 Synchronizing Diverse Innovation Styles

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 6

    #4 Innovative Thinking Skills

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 7

    #5 The 8 Steps Simplexity Innovation Process

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 8

    #6 Learn how to generate

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 9

    #7 Learn how to conceptualize

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 10

    #8 Learn how to optimize

    • Start the interactive workshop

  • 11

    #9 Learn how to implement

    • Learning how to implement

  • 12

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

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Professor Emeritus,McMaster University; Founder of Basadur Applied Creativity; a world leader in the field of innovation and applied creativity

Dr. Min Basadur

Dr. Min Basadur is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and Founder of Basadur Applied Creativity. Dr. Basadur is a recognized world leader in the field of innovation and applied creativity with years of experience in building innovative thinking, and strategic problem solving capabilities across organizations. He has helped numerous industry leaders, including Procter & Gamble, BASF, Ebay, Microsoft, John Deere, Cancer Care Ontario, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Goodrich, Ford and Pfizer to involve employees at every level in using their ingenuity to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new products, services and revenues and cost improvement innovations. His work is noted for its applicability and scalability within organizations. He has also consulted extensively with governments, health care and educational institutions. Experiencing CPSI in 1971, Min became a lifelong friend and colleague Sid Parnes, developing Sid’s research and teachings into real world application. At Procter & Gamble, Min created a corporate-wide applied creativity consulting practice that continues to thrive today through the corporate P&G GYM capability. Dr. Basadur received three U.S. patents and earned an award winning PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Min founded Basadur Applied Creativity building a unique body of knowledge using the scientific method and clinical design to validate the Simplexity™ methodology and tools in real world industry applications. Min’s scientifically rigorous approach earned him the right to be published in top peer-reviewed scientific and industry journals. His credentials include developing an international network of consulting colleagues. His Simplexity Thinking™ system and the Basadur Innovation Profile™ are used globally. His books, The Power of Innovation and Design-centered Entrepreneurship, became instant CEO need-to-reads.