Certified Systematic Inventive thinking: A Proven Process For Actionable, Breakthrough Ideas On-Demand – 2 Day Advanced Course

advanced CSIT


About the advanced CSIT Program

In this Advanced Systematic Inventive Thinking course you will build on the work completed in the introductory course and develop advanced knowledge and skill of how to apply the Systematic Inventive Thinking models. This is a practical, “how-to” course where we will be applying the methods in a group environment with an opportunity to work on a current challenge or opportunity that you would like to explore during the course of the program. 

In this two-day advanced implementation session you will learn how leading organizations around the world utilize the Systematic Inventive Thinking model to solve problems and create breakthrough results.

Join us for this fun, engaging and informative session where we will walk through all the Systematic Inventive Thinking models to innovate new services and products. We will better understand the innovation process - how we come up with creative ideas, and the process of turning them into innovations that drive results.

This course is eligible for credits towards your Masters Certificate in Innovation Management. This course is also recognized for continuing education credits for the Professional Engineers of Ontario. It may be considered the prep course for the IAOIP (International Association of Innovation Professionals) Certificate in Design Thinking. Participants have the option of writing an exam to receive this designation.


Program Details

Date and Time

Intensive In-Person Training Module : May 4-5, 2018

9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.


Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, York University

Application Deadline & Admission Results


Course Fee per Delegate: $ 1,000 plus HST

Course Framework

This program consists of two-days intensive training modules. 

Participants must attend all program modules.

Day One – Advanced Tools and Application Techniques

  • Innovation in Teams – How to Know Your Innovation Strengths using the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator (ISPI) assessment
  • Learning to map your current situation (product, process, service, etc.)

  • Learn in-depth all 5 of the Systematic Inventive Thinking Tools

  • Apply the thinking tools using a Columbia case study with a group

Day Two - Application and Individual Project

  • How to identify opportunities for innovation in your organization
  • How to start an ideation session

  • Barriers to adoption and stimulating innovation adoption

  • Individual project selection

  • Final Presentation and feedback

Course Features:

  • Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator (ISPI) assessment

  • Intensive group work on a common real-world challenge

  • Experiential learning

  • Leading edge research

  • Group Case-Study from Columbia

  • Pre-Reading

  • Application of method to current problem or opportunity

Participants Will Learn How to:

  • Identify your leadership strengths and how best you can lead innovation in your organization.

  • Identify key characteristics of highly successful innovation teams and how to assemble the right people to complement your project

  • How to identify and map out an opportunity for innovation in your organization.

  • Understand and apply all five of the Systematic Inventive Thinking methods of innovation

  • Work in a group to apply one of methods in class

  • Identify and start application of real-life individual innovation opportunity

  • Select and present ideas into the organization for rapid acceptance

  • Strategically use systematic inventing thinking in your organization to increase the awareness of innovation and increase innovation success rates

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Advanced CSIT Instructor

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming

Managing Director, SIT Canada, founder of Innovation Culture Group.  Marguerite is Canada’s lead Systematic Inventive thinking practitioner with over 25 years experience in innovation, marketing, sales, and leadership. Marguerite is trusted Innovation, Creativity and Inclusion Advisor, Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker,  Executive Workshop Leader, Consultant and Designer of a the ICG Creativity Tool.  Author of forthcoming book "Gender Intelligent Innovation".



Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, instructors or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, Blockchain Hub’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees. 

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 7 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 7 days’ notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.