The Spark School for Innovation by Design is an experience through which great people unlock their innovation potential and let free that version of themselves that they’ve been holding back from the world. It offers a different kind of immersive executive-style learning journey with a relentless focus on developing the key competencies and environments required for designing and accelerating innovation – in your project of passion, in your career, and in your life. Join us!
The launch week was full of epiphanies and powerful light bulb moments. I was able to connect dots to understand how to be a more powerful leader around innovation. I now have better tools to create ideas as well as push those ideas to stronger innovation spaces.
A great mix of theory and practice contributed to a launch week filled with insights not only about how to foster a culture of innovation back in my own organization but also with take-away tools needed to be able to execute.
This was a fantastic experience of learning, inspiration, and connection building. The faculty provided opportunities to flex my “innovation muscles” along with practical tools and perspectives that stretched the cohort beyond traditional “design thinking” methods, to something with greater potential. TELUS Spark was a fantastic venue, because not only are the facility and exhibits innovative and creative, the people and the culture are inspiring as well, and it was a honour to feel a part of their team. The best part though was the people. The cohort of passionate, idea driven, interesting people with different backgrounds and perspectives, and the supportive and encouraging atmosphere, set everyone at ease to be themselves, no matter where they were on their learning journey. I am energized and excited each time we meet and look forward to continued involvement and engagement with the school. Thanks for the opportunity…
There is incredible value in the Spark School for Innovation by Design. I would have spent a fortune gathering this type of knowledge from various sources yet here it is offered up to me with better information in a unique and productively deliverable way. Our opportunity venture projects force us into action. This program puts us on the edge of a cliff with our ideas. It’s so easy to step back into safety. The program encourages us to jump with the knowledge that it will help us soar.
Design big value.
The world is an exciting and challenging place. We believe it needs more deeply inspired and truly innovative leaders who can:
- understand people and sense needs and contexts;
- think and make things happen in unconventional ways;
- deliberately design big opportunities; and
- envision innovative futures and live their way into them.
In the Spark School for Innovation by Design you will specialize on innovation and creativity – developing your own innovation literacy, designing your practice in the world around you, and learning by doing what inspires you. We want you to take the experience to every other part of your life and career.
October cohort launch: October 17 2016
Nomination process open: Now »
Application process closes: September 9, 2016 (or earlier if spots are filled)
Program tuition: CDN $5,400 *
* up to 2/3 of the cost can be offset by the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (go to the related FAQ »)
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The Spark School for Innovation by Design is a joint initiative of great people at the following organizations:
TELUS Spark » is a 21st Century learning centre committed to fostering innovative thinking in our community through a culture of curiosity, risk-taking, and problem solving. It nurtures a wonderful place for innovation and boasts an incredible space that is the first purpose-built building of its kind in Canada in over 25 years. It is known as a role model and a force for innovation that drives positive change in Canada.
The Innographer » is a practical open education and innovation design firm that helps people (learn to) innovate. The focus of its work is on helping people and organizations build their innovation literacy. It develops and delivers internationally award-winning approaches for innovation, strategic ideation, idea modeling, business design, and other key areas related to innovator development.