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Driving Business Innovation Certificate Courses



The creation of new ideas can lead to better or improved services, more effective products, or new technologies to meet your customers’ needs. This certificate series focuses on understanding the challenges of simultaneous exploration and exploitation, and provides participants with tools and techniques to enable their organizations and teams to execute and innovate at the same time.
In today’s business world, technology is changing at a fast pace and challenging companies to become more efficient and innovative so they can compete rigorously in the marketplace. The creation of new ideas leads to better services, more effective products and new technologies. The Driving Business Innovation Certificate equips business leaders with strategies to develop and foster more innovative thinking for creating products and services or implementing changes that will better meet and exceed stakeholder expectations. Participants leave with tools and techniques to enable their organization and team to innovate and execute successfully.

Earning a Driving Business Innovation Certificate requires completion of three core courses and six days of electives. The courses may be taken in any order and participants have two years to complete the requirements.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and CPEs
Participants earn 1.4 CEUs or 14 CPEs for each completed course.
Participants earn 8.4 CEUs or 84 CPEs for the entire certificate series.

A certificate of completion will be presented at the end of each course. Upon completion of the certificate series, you will receive a framed Innovation Certificate from Texas Executive Education, McCombs School of Business, and a complimentary one-year membership in the Texas Exes. Texas Exes offers a great way to make and keep connections as well as receive deals and discounts that are only available to members.

Leading Innovation within Existing Organizations

 
Does your company aim to innovate? Want more creative employees?

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October 29-30, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Ethan Burris, Luis MartinsAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
February 19-20, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Ethan Burris, Luis MartinsJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Maximizing Mental Agility to Improve Creativity

 


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March 24-25, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Art Markman, Gaylen PaulsonJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Strategic and Business Model Innovation

 


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November 12-13, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob Adams, Violina RindovaAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
June 4-5, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob Adams, Violina RindovaJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others

 
Enhance your communication skills and convince others of the value of your ideas while generating personal loyalty.

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November 13-14, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.John Daly, Gaylen PaulsonAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
February 17-18, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.John Daly, Gaylen PaulsonJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister
May 12-13, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Gaylen Paulson, John DalyJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Building Engagement: What Leaders Do to Manage Talent and Build Allegiance

 
Enhance your communication skills and convince others of the value of your ideas while generating personal loyalty.

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October 16-17, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.John Daly, Doug DierkingAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
February 24-25, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.John Daly, Doug DierkingJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Market Validation

 
Figure out what your market really wants -- instead of just what they're telling you. Learn how to follow through with the right product launched in the right way.

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October 9-10, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob AdamsAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
April 9-10, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob AdamsJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Marketing of Innovations

 
Get clarification of key marketing concepts, methods, and strategic issues relevant for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs and "intrapreneurs" who innovate, and turn ideas into profitable finished products.

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October 14-15, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Ben Bentzin, Kapil JainAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
March 30-31, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Ben Bentzin, Kapil JainJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister

Planning the Successful Project

 


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Strategic Management

 
Examine tools and techniques used in strategic analysis and increase your ability to set strategic goals. Learn how to think strategically and globally.

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November 20-21, 20148:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob Adams, John DoggettAT&T Executive Education & Conference CenterRegister
April 23-24, 20158:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Rob Adams, John DoggettJJ Pickle Research Campus - Commons Learning CenterRegister