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Innovation Process - Facilitator Certification

Train and coach others to produce innovative results in their everyday work

Being a VCI-Certified Innovation Process Facilitator, powered by BeThinkAct™, is an exciting and rewarding move for your career. Your training and coaching will enable people to transform their everyday work challenges from ordinary to innovative.

With your certification program, you’ll learn how to conduct workshop sessions with 6 objectives, and how to coach using 12 diverse exercises. In your online course, each section of the workshop and each coaching exercise will be introduced with a video, along with related worksheets and materials.

Once you’ve completed your certification course, you'll be able to train and coach others to gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills to:

  • Achieve innovative outcomes with a strong sense of personal fulfillment
  • Accelerate innovation by consciously choosing the best level of stretch goals and risk-taking
  • Maintain momentum throughout the innovation process, even during the ups and downs of innovative work
  • Increase engagement in the process by sharing leadership, task by task
  • Recognize and eliminate barriers that inhibit cross-functional, cross-cultural collaboration
  • Make mid-course corrections while implementing trusted, innovative solutions
  • Produce new knowledge and tangible results

The BeThinkAct Innovation Process

To become a Certified Facilitator using the BeThinkAct™ innovation process, you’ll need to complete a VCI Innovation Process course, and you or your organization will need a VCI license agreement. Please contact us for more details.

The BeThinkAct™ model has been used globally by a wide range of professionals from executives to bus drivers. With BeThinkAct™ you will train and coach others to actualize innovative solutions that make the biggest difference for them and their organization.

This course is specially designed for: Talent Development Professionals, Trainers, Consultants, Coaches and Innovation Ambassadors. Preview the course and download the course outline.

If you have multiple professionals who would like to become certified Facilitators, or you would like onsite certification training, please contact us!


 

This course includes:

45 Videos, Trainer and Coach Reference Guides, Quick Trip Workbook, downloadable videos and materials, and more!


Duration:

5 Hours of video and learning, plus practice time

What you can achieve with the BeThinkAct™ Innovation Process is limitless!

Michele Patry
President
Innovative Facilitation


Our partnership with VCI has added value by both extending the suite of learning solutions we can offer and by expanding our team’s expertise and innovation in all that we do.
PT Navendra
Head of Data Services
HD Vest Financial Services


The practice of disciplined collaboration and innovation has carried over into every facet of our lives. The focus on learning and values has been a constant source of inspiration in every endeavor we have undertaken since.
Catherine Zhang
Content Manager
Human Resource Excellence Center


We are so impressed by the content, tools and methodologies provided by VCI's program. We feel like we are in an Innovative Journey where we are enriching our minds and our understanding for innovation.
Devendra Chowdary
Lead Principal
Infosys Technologies


Many people speak of innovation, but VCI has a way with the heart and mind combination — two elements which are missing in other processes.

Your Instructors


William C. Miller

William is a co-founder and Director of Values Centered Innovation. For over 30 years, he has been an internationally-recognized expert on values centered corporate innovation – both as head of the Innovation Management program at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute, in the mid-1980’s) and as president of the Global Creativity Corporation (since 1987). He has been named numerous times by Leadership Excellence as among the top 30 thought-leaders worldwide on the subject of leadership.

Throughout his career, William has developed and applied practical innovation tools and processes that show people how to incorporate human values into their innovative work. His innovation methodologies have a proven record of breakthroughs in the field of innovation.

Debra R. Miller

Debra is a co-founder and Director of Values Centered Innovation. With 40 years of combined corporate and consulting experience, Debra is a top professional in the field of innovation.

She is the author and co-author of numerous books, articles and white papers published around the world, on subjects including business coaching, leadership, personal growth, human values in the workplace, and innovation enablement. In the early 1990s, Debra founded Masterful Mission, a business coaching organization working with executives, business owners and entrepreneurs. Through her work and public speaking she helped to pioneer the now-popular concept of business coaching and authored the book Beyond Motivation: Waking up the Knowing Within.

Course Curriculum


  Welcome to your Facilitator Certification course
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  Know your Facilitator resources and assignments before you get started
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  Share your experiences and questions!
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  Certification Part 1: Trainer Resources
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  Coaching Exercise 1: Everyone is innovative and can tell a story about it
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  Coaching Exercise 3: Energize the process with a meaningful goal
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  Coaching exercise 4: Use uncertainties in a positive way
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  Coaching Exercise 5: Build confidence and character
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  Coaching Exercise 6: Use tools to expand factors and issues
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  Coaching Exercise 7: Ask questions to stimulate a wide range of ideas
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  Coaching Exercise 9: Maintain momentum
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  Coaching Exercise 10: Renew the energy with celebration
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  Coaching Exercise 11: Breathe life into your presentations
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  Coaching Exercise 12: Set stretch goals with confidence
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  Completing your Facilitator certification!
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  Please give us your valuable feedback about the course!
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Frequently Asked Questions



+ What does an Innovation Process Facilitator do?

As an Innovation Process Facilitator, your overall focus is to train and coach people to be more innovative in their everyday work. Your role is to introduce new knowledge and skills, while drawing upon the experience and skills that your participants already have.

The Trainer portion of this certification is designed to teach you how to deliver workshop sessions to people who have not yet been trained in the innovation process. The Coach portion of this certification is designed to teach you how to coach people who have taken a workshop or online course about the BeThinkAct™ process.

As a Facilitator, it’s important for you to develop your skills for working innovatively by practicing the BeThinkAct™ process in your own everyday work. Your experience with the process will give you personal stories to share, which add energy and credibility to your workshops and coaching sessions.

+ Who is qualified to become a VCI-Certified Innovation Process Facilitator?

You can either be: (a) an employee training/coaching your company’s employees; or (b) a member of an external consulting/training firm, training/coaching your company’s clients. To qualify to be a VCI Innovation Process Facilitator, you must have at least 10 years of professional experience in positions involving talent development, training, consulting or coaching. A graduate degree in any field related to the above can count as 1 year of professional experience.

+ Are there any prerequisites for becoming an Innovation Process Facilitator?

Before or simultaneous to taking this course, you should complete either: (a) a 1 or 2-day workshop on the BeThinkAct™ innovation process; OR a "Be Innovative" online course. Either of these 2 alternatives will give you a foundational understanding of the BeThinkAct™ methodology as well as the opportunity to apply the process to your own work.

+ What is the VCI License Agreement all about?

Prior to enrolling in the Innovation Process Facilitator program, your company will need to sign a License Agreement with VCI:

  • This agreement provides the terms and conditions for you to use a large repository of intellectual property in your training/coaching sessions. This repository includes a wealth of videos, Trainer and Coach Resource Guides with exercise materials, a Quick Trip Workbook, posters and more.
  • If you’re an employee training/coaching your company’s employees, the License Agreement provides the fees and terms for your company to enroll employees in the Be Innovative online courses, onsite workshops and coaching sessions.
  • If you’re a member of an external consulting/training firm, the License Agreement provides the fees and terms for your company to sell the online courses, onsite workshops and coaching sessions to your clients.

+ How long does my certification last?

Under the License Agreement, you will personally be identified as a VCI-Certified Innovation Process Facilitator. Each year, your company must renew the certification for you to maintain your ability to access the training videos and materials and your permission to use them in your training and coaching sessions.

+ When does the certification course start and finish?

This is a completely self-paced online course with 5 hours of videos and learning, plus practice time. After enrolling, you will have 12 months of unlimited access to this course and the repository of resources you can use in your training and coaching sessions.

These resources are always available to you across all your devices anytime you need to train and coach others to be innovative in their every day work.

With each annual renewal of your Facilitator certification, you can extend your access and permission to use these resources for another 12 months.

+ What if we have a group who wants to get certified as an Innovation Process Facilitator?

We love groups! Together, we’ll design the best approach to get each member of your group certified, which could include blended learning and practice using the online courses and onsite training.

+ How do I access other courses that you offer?

We’re glad you asked! We have a fully-integrated set of modules to enable you to innovate to your highest capacity. With our core modules you can get certified as a coach, trainer or facilitator.

Any time you want to view our full range of courses, just click on the "Public Courses" tab at the top of this page. This will take you to our course home page where you can find everything that's available, including free mini-courses. If you need a customized course, just let us know and we'll design one for you!

To learn more about our full range of modules, analytics and services, download our Innovation Program Guide.

 

Do you need to train and

coach others to produce

innovative results in

their everyday work?


Then this certification

course is perfect for you!

How do you want to innovate today?

This course requires a license agreement with Values Centered Innovation.

Contact us for enrollment.