Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)®

GInI Certified Innovation Professional (CInP)® is GInI’s recognition of working professionals who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of key topics relating to business innovation and innovation management.

CInP certification affirms an individual’s proficiency at key and foundational innovation methods and tools. This includes: research and insights mining, brainstorming and the GInI Breakthrough Innovation Method, Design Thinking, innovation project structuring, the GInI Innovation Management System, the different roles of the Innovation Manager, leading and building innovation teams, engagement & intrapreneuring, open innovation, innovation storytelling, and idea selection.

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What will you learn?

As an outcome of this course, you will come to clearly understand various aspects of business innovation, and will begin to develop a variety of skills relating to how to drive innovation work within the organization.

CInP® training will clearly teach you:
  • The fundamentals of business innovation.
  • What it means to be a part of the innovation practice in your organization.
  • How to structure and carry out innovation projects.
  • How to engage in different types of research for innovation.
  • How the Innovation Management process works.
  • The different roles that Innovation Managers must fill.
  • How to use storytelling as an effective Innovation Management tool.
What’s Included:
  • The purpose of the CInP® exam is for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the CInP® body of knowledge.
  • Glnl’s standard method for administering exams is through computer-based testing (CBT). Paper based testing (PBT) is available under certain limited circumstances, and by special request.
  • The CInP® exam has 90 multiple-choice questions.

These questions are placed in random order throughout the exam.

  • The passing score for the CInP® is 60%.
  • The allotted time to complete the computer-based exam is 90 minutes.

Some candidates may require less than the allotted 90 minutes to complete the exam

  • There are no scheduled breaks during the exam, although you may take breaks as needed.
  • You will be unable to pause the timer once you begin the exam. The exam timer will continue counting down even if your computer shuts down.  Therefore ensure that you can remain

undisturbed while taking the exam.  If your network connection is lost, you can resume the exam where you left off once it is reconnected, but the timer will not pause during this time.

  • You will be able to navigate between the questions in order to go back to previously answered questions and review your answers.
  • For each question, there is only one correct response out of four responses given.
  • Once you submit your answers, you will immediately receive your Pass / Fail result.
  • Once you pass the exam, you can expect to receive your digital certificate within 7 business days.

CInP® certification is for those with little or no experience working directly in Innovation, but who wish to gain an understanding of Business Innovation and how to drive it inside the business enterprise.

It is also for those who – on top of having significant Innovation experience – wish to demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of Business Innovation.

CInP® certification is intended for both front-line working professionals and mid-level managers, including those with limited or no Innovation experience.  If one has no direct experience working in Innovation, or less than four years’ total professional experience, then they should first begin with CInP® certification.

The training associated with CInP® certification is designed to impart an understanding of a number of foundational topics on Innovation and Innovation Management, including: the fundamentals of Business Innovation; the different  types of innovation that businesses produce; the profiles of

Become an Innovative Thinker

You will come to understand what innovation is and the role it plays in driving business forward. You will learn how to think differently about the value and experiences your organization delivers to the markets. You will learn specific methods and techniques for pursuing innovation and ensuring innovation projects make it safely from concept to market.

Become the Driving Force for New Levels of Market Connection

By learning how to drive powerful and market-led solutions to emerging challenges, you will become recognized as a driving force for constantly reconnecting your business and its markets at increasingly higher levels. This will enable you to deliver meaningful impact to the business and transform it into a truly innovative organization.

Learn to See the World with New Eyes

You will come to understand how innovation requires stepping back and looking at challenges through a new set of lenses. You will learn how to decompose challenges into new hypotheses that can be tested and verified. You will also learn how to reexamine and challenge existing orthodoxies in the hunt for new and better ways to solve challenges.

Become a Catalyst for “What’s Next“

You will develop a deep appetite for finding new and better ways to deliver customer value and experiences. You will learn how to conceive market-winning next generation solutions and how to advocate for these within the organization. You will come to understand how to be deeply attuned to your markets and how to deliver new demand-creating value in those markets


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