Innovation Acceleration Process



Introduction and Background

For many organizations, there is not a transparent and reliable process to allow employees to suggest and develop innovative ideas. Sometimes there is a process, but it falters with management decision-making.

Participants in this workshop will learn-by-doing the InnovationOne Group Innovation Acceleration Process. This is a seven-step process, which include empathy, definition, ideation, business case development, prototype, test and implement. Participants will engage in the first 4 stages, with the intention of developing a proposal with a business case to take back to their executive leaders for review. Participants will learn group processes and will use tools for brainstorming, prioritizing ideas, developing a business case and for pitching an innovation proposal.

  • Key Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    • Learn the research behind what drives innovation in organizations including a review of new innovation-methodologies and digital technologies and the roles of leadership, culture, processes and systems and decision-making to accelerate the implementation of the best innovation projects. This review will include the Six Traits of Highly Innovative Companies.
    • Learn and use a group brainstorming process to improve innovation in the strategic areas for their organizations.
    • Use a group process to define categories for the ideas proposed, and then group those ideas into these categories.
    • Conduct a return on Investment on innovation ideas to help determine which ideas to shelve, which ones need more analysis, and which ones to implement.
    • Develop project plans for their ideas that will define the opportunity statement, solution statement, related analysis, steps for implementation, expected outcomes, budget and resources to implement the innovation, and its estimated return on investment.
    • Prepare a presentation for a mock top-management pitch and receive development feedback on their presentations.
  • Who Should Attend?

    The target audience for this course is any employee or leader of an organization who is involved in an innovation process or project, or any employee who is an “innovation advocate” or leader of an innovation or strategy team. Please note: Although not necessary, this approach/process works best when developed on a ‘team-basis’.  It is encouraged that a team of employees (two or more) from the same organization attend in efforts to learn and fully engage the process.


Program Fees

$995 plus GST

Includes course tuition, all teaching materials, meals and refreshments.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Bobbi Spicer

Program Coordinator

t: 306-966-1654


Instructor Profile

BrookeBrooke Dobni, Ph.D.

Brooke is the founder and a Managing Partner of InnovationOne. He is also a Professor of Strategy and as served as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean at the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. Through his own research, he has developed InnovationOne, an innovation culture assessment metric. InnovationOne has been used by over 3000 organizations across North America, and continues to be referred to as one of the most comprehensive, holistic and reliable measures of innovation culture in organizations.




Victor Assad

Victor Assad is the CEO of Victor Assad Strategic Human Resources Consulting and Managing Partner of InnovationOne. With over 25 years of experience, Victor has been an active member of executive business teams and leader of human resources organizations that are in a fast growth, high-technology, global business.



University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee. 

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