While our approach is as scholarly as any, our teaching is designed to make things happen on the ground, on the manufacturing floor, in the conference room and any other place where your company gets real work done.
Think inspiration over invoices; by design not by default; systematic over random. NewNorth Center is your unique opportunity to rise above the urgent din of deadlines to put your business challenges and opportunities into context. You will learn to transcend the daily to design the lasting, guided by some of the finest minds in human-centered design. Discover the power of a repeatable and disciplined innovation process to make breakthrough ideas a reality.
Innovation Management Certification (IMC) is a unique executive education and professional development experience. Our focus is to equip you with the mindsets, processes and tools to make things happen in your organization.
IMC is a 30 week experience (one day a week in 10-week trimesters) in a mixed cohort of other professionals from large corporations to start-ups, from non-profits to the government sector. Together with your cohort, you will learn a systematic and repeatable process of innovation and how to apply it in your context.
Your employer wins and so do you. Each professional is expected to bring an opportunity that can drive growth in your organization. Through class, cohort and experiences we will help you build a project that can be implemented after graduation.
Over 100 different leaders from across Michigan and the Midwest have graduated from IMC, representing large multinationals, small businesses, start-ups, solo consultancies, non-profits, municipal and public service entities and others. We have a proven track record of success.
We offer workshops for organizations and teams looking to gain insight into innovation, design thinking and complex problem solving. Groups may be domain-specific (a focus on education, engineering or healthcare, for example) and can be a combination of organizations (family-owned businesses, Chamber networks, etc.) or focused specifically on a department within your organization. Our team recommends a minimum of a four-hour session; we find that two half-day sessions (afternoon and the following morning) is often a successful format. Let’s talk; we’d love to design a workshop that works for your team and your timeline. Contact us.
Is IMC right for me?
Embarking on IMC is a unique journey for people who are ready to embrace innovation in a new way. Read more about IMC by downloading our PDF info sheet. Want to find out about IMC from a graduate? Contact us and we can connect you with alumni in a similar industry or professional situation.