Workplace innovation is one of the most critical competencies for leaders facing ever expanding levels of complexity. Increasingly, individuals and organizations are faced with uncertain, complex and ambiguous workplaces and the demand for innovation, and leaders who can develop the skills required to lead through these challenges, will continue to increase.
The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation focuses on the application of learning in the areas of personal creativity, tools that support the creative process, linking innovation to organizational strategy, and cultivating an innovative organizational culture.
The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation is designed for professionals in an organizational capacity who have the recognized business need to drive creativity and innovation and those who have a desire to become a consultant that leads innovation initiatives with, and for, organizations.
In this program, you can expect to investigate strategies and tools required to innovate and lead both strategic and cultural change in existing organizations. Over the duration of the program, you will explore creativity, risk-taking, modeling, and feedback, while discovering the students’ own creativity, and their capacity to encourage creativity in others.
The program will also examine collaborative approaches to creative processes, decision making, and conflict resolution while establishing the connections between innovation and organizational strategy development.
The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation program is a completely online program. This unique structure provides working professionals with an opportunity to benefit from the synergy of an engaging, participatory online learning experience while still meeting professional and personal responsibilities.
The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation program is delivered through the Moodle learning platform. There are deadlines for assignments; however, students work through the requirements of the course at their own pace. A number of different information delivery methods are used, including textbooks, articles, case studies, interactive learning and "chat" bulletin boards for corresponding with your team members, who may be on the other side of the country.
Each 9-week online course requires a level of effort of approximately 15-20 hours per week. During the first course, the amount of time required may be higher as students familiarize themselves with our online learning platform.
You may choose to complete this program as a specialization option and apply the credits earned towards our MBA in Executive Management, Master of Global Management (MGM) programs.
If you have already completed this program, you can transfer all credits towards Royal Roads MBA, MGM, MA in Tourism Management, and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies programs. The tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
Connect with our Enrolment Advisors to talk about how you can use the credits you have earned towards your Master's program at Royal Roads.
Admission to this program is assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all aspects of the applicant's work and life experience, volunteer and community activities, practical experience, related training, and formal education.
Completion of either an undergraduate four-year (or comparable) degree or a graduate degree in arts, business, or environmental studies (or another acceptable alternative) from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Normally, at least two years of relevant full-time work experience in leadership, management, communication, training, marketing, or consultant roles.
To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require at least five years of extensive, relevant work experience, and some post-secondary education.
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements.
Review the application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Workplace Innovation.
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