This program is only available for contract (i.e. for employers who wish to commission and fund an exclusive cohort of the program for its employees). If you'd like to learn more about this program, please contact us by submitting the form on the left of this page. Thank you!
The Certificate in Design Thinking and Innovation teaches you the process of innovation and gives you a step-by-step understanding of breakthrough thinking and action.
In this five-month program, you’ll learn the same methods used by the world’s most innovative teams and people. Each course is taught simply, providing you with a clear grasp of how innovation is used and why.
The program encourages you to look at problems through the eyes of those affected and to favor action over planning. Instead of endlessly strategizing, you’ll learn how to build and then test your ideas, iterating on success rather than preparing for failure.
You’ll also explore the common thoughts and behaviors that impede innovation. This, in addition to learning to ask the right questions, will allow you to end creative paralysis in your workflow.
By taking advantage of this professional development opportunity, you’ll gain the ability to create and implement significant positive results in your organization. This program will help you and your company:
- Identify and respond to external disruptions
- Enter or create new markets
- Introduce ideas and products that generate immediate value
- Use technology to its full potential
Taught by CSUN faculty, this certificate appears on official university transcripts, allowing you to easily certify your new knowledge.