Fundamentals of Innovation

Karen Maples · July 29, 2021

Course Description:

Is your business prepared for future success and innovation? Future-proofing is about anticipating the future and using the core principles of innovation to capitalize on new market opportunities while minimizing potential threats. The acceleration of innovation is changing how all companies operate. From renewable energy and the smart grid to the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, and drones, business leaders recognize that advanced technologies are essential to competitive success. 

For over 25 years, Karen Maples (Founder and Chief Catalyst of Future Forward and President of Myutiq) has worked with companies building long-term innovation capacity, viability and growth. Through this work, she has identified best practices for innovation, which she’s adapted into road-tested, proven methods and practices for small and mid-sized companies. This course includes real-world examples of how companies like yours have used innovation to grow and transform. These tools will spark fresh, strategic thinking on ways to integrate emerging and advanced technologies, processes, and sustainable techniques into your company’s future.

Course Goals:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to future-proof your company and create business value.
  • Get introduced to the five key elements of innovation fundamentals. 
  • Discuss and apply a proven Innovation Discovery Framework to generate ideas.
  • Assess and build your capacity to innovate.
  • Map innovation opportunities on a spectrum.
  • Gain access to resources and practical tools to apply to your business today.

Downloadable Takeaways:

  • Course Workbook
  • Recommended Books and Resources

Course Instructor: Karen Maples, Founder and Chief Catalyst of Future Forward and Myutiq

Karen Maples is Founder and Chief Catalyst of Future Forward and Myutiq, an innovation strategy firm that helps organizations build innovation capacity for long-term viability and growth. She is the co-creator of The Pursuit of UniquenessSM that provides a repeatable innovation process for her clients, and the creator of DIVERGESM a complementary methodology focused on the leadership skills needed for innovation to flourish. Karen informs and influences the innovation practices of CEOs, business owners, non-profits and government entities. Her work spans multiple industries including information technology, manufacturing, geospatial analytics and professional services. She is on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation and active in multiple initiatives to accelerate diversity in innovation.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Sections
  • 17 Lessons
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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