FREE COURSE

Accelerate innovation on your island

 Learn how to become the facilitator of a co-creation workshop that engages the diverse interests of stakeholders

Introduction from James Ellsmoor, CEO of Island Innovation

Boost innovation on your island in 5 steps and 100 days!

Become a certified workshop facilitator for innovation and sustainable development for islands. Learn tools to engage with local stakeholders and bring about new projects, products and services to drive positive change on your island.

You can start anytime!

Become an innovation facilitator

This step-by-step journey will help you become the facilitator of a co-creation workshop that engages the diverse interests of stakeholders. Learn the skills to support the change journeys of organizations and governments in your region. 

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Accelerate positive results

Throughout this journey your innovation roadmap will help prioritize actionable opportunities and accelerate their realization. Connect with experienced coaches to improve your innovation skills.

Weekly self-guided videos and assignments to help you practice

Strategies for creative local and regional innovation

A supportive peer community

After the course, you will be able to:

We invite you to get inspired by the insights, lessons and practical examples gathered from pioneering islands.

  • Compare the status quo with the desired future “the dream”
  • Create a new or revised policy program with a focus on engagement-oriented projects
  • Build innovation teams for municipalities and regions
  • Develop multi-sector action plans on topics like energy, water, transport, agriculture, circular economy, tourism, emerging technology, and more
  • Spark a “dancefloor” for policy innovation brainstorms

Get to know the course agenda

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1. Course Introduction

Dive into this self-guided course to accelerate innovation on your island. 

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2. A TIPPING Approach

Learn about the TIPPING approach and a sample of strategies you can select for your innovation workshop. 

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3. Prepare your process: chance favors the prepared

A destination is as beautiful as the hardship endured to arrive. Although nobody’s ever shied away from a smooth ride and your stakeholders are more likely to stay aboard. 

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4. Creating an innovation roadmap

An innovation roadmap is in essence a co-creation process and by design a journey of diverging and converging with key stakeholders. Learn more on some key steps and milestone along the way.

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5. The art of hosting your workshop

Facilitation a great workshop is equal parts art and science. Find out more from experience TIPPING guides how they run their workshops. 

The course was prepared in the scope of the European Regional Development Fund

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