We believe that the best way to enable innovation is through mastery. Investing your time in the Black Belt level certification will enable you and your organization to leverage advanced systems for:
Step 1: Prerequisite
To attend the Mastery Program you must have previously participated in the Innovation Engineering Quick Start Program.
Step 2: Online Digital Classes
We use a blended delivery model to ensure optimal learning retention. As part of this approach, you will watch about 80 short digital videos on systems for expert level leadership of people and projects for creating, communicating, and commercializing meaningfully-unique ideas. You can watch them on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Step 3: Ten Session Immersive Virtual Lab Experience
It takes the learning from the digital classes and makes it very real through interactive experiences in a virtual classroom environment. Most importantly – one on one feedback ensures you really learn how to lead system driven innovation.
Step 4: Innovation Engineering Black Belt Certification Path
The path to certification involves three elements:
a) A grade of 100% on all Lab Class Assignments (No stress - you can resubmit unlimited times)
b) Application of the learning to your real work
c) The personal written recommendation of your Innovation Engineering Black Belt certification coach
This is a true mastery program – 10 3-hour immersive virtual sessions plus six months of application to your work. As a result, you will be uniquely positioned to apply transformation skills and oversee complex innovation within your organization.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Black Belt Community!
Ryan is a highly motivated, results oriented people developer who engages teams and individuals with enthusiasm. With a talent for gathering teams around a compelling vision, he is passionate about facilitation of group discussions that include innovation, the improvement of systems, gains in efficiency and increased employee engagement.
With 10 years in Operational Leadership in Telecommunications, Ryan has led multiple transformation initiatives. His teams lead the country in quality and productivity contributing to multi-million-dollar revenue growth while consistently improving employee engagement.
As a facilitator and coach Ryan is talented at providing clear learning expectations and setting challenging goals. He blends humour with a clear focus on outcomes and a passion for execution on strategy.
Rhonda’s commitment and drive for innovation stems from her passion to help organizations and their employees ‘win’. Her innovation certification (Black Belt - Innovation Engineering), along with executive level experience in functional areas such as Human Resources, Information Technology and Customer Service, means she is well equipped to support teams on their journey from challenge/opportunity identification through idea generation, concept testing, and solution implementation.
A certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt, Rhonda is a systems thinker who supports clients with project work as well as integration of the Innovation Engineering system with existing business systems (ex. Lean, Agile/Scrum, and Stage-Gate) to maximize their results. She is often sought out as a coach to support practitioners and leaders driving for transformation in their respective organizations.
Rhonda holds Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. In addition to training and coaching over 200 people in Innovation Engineering, Rhonda has been a contract instructor in Red River College's Business Administration Program and the University of Manitoba's Certificate in Human Resources Program.