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Access Period: 90 Days
Duration: 0.5 Hours

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. Based on Stephen Shapiro’s bestselling book, Best Practices are Stupid: Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition, this online learning experience offers counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable, and profitable process. He teaches that innovation isn't just about generating occasional new ideas; it's about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition. Shapiro shows that non-stop innovation is attainable and vital to building high-performing teams, improving financial outcomes, and staying competitive with peer organizations.  Using self-assessment, the goal is to challenge you to think differently about how you approach innovation.

Is this On Demand Course for You?
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR and benefits professionals, project managers, business owners and executives who wish to boost innovation and make it a repeatable, sustainable and profitable process.


By participating in this On Demand course, you will be able to:

  • Focus on how you differentiate your organization

  • Target your efforts and innovate where your organization differentiates

  • Frame your innovation challenges in new ways

  • Find breakthrough solutions by connecting with people who have solved similar challenges

  • Implement solutions through experimentation rather than failure.


  • Welcome
  • Stephen Shapiro Introduction
  • 5 Question Self-Assessment
  • Your Results
  • Debrief Innovation Assessment
    • Focus/Activity
    • Target/Activity
    • Frame/Activity
    • Find/Activity
    • Experiment/Activity
  • Your Company: Mission and Resources
  • Take the Innovation Challenge
  • Innovation Success Factors: Summary
  • Closing
  • Final Assessment
  • Learn More
  • Course Survey

Instructor(s): Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture, collaboration, and open innovation. During the past twenty years, his message to hundreds of thousands of people in forty countries around the world has remained the same: Innovation only occurs when organizations bring together divergent points of view in an efficient manner.

Over the years, Stephen Shapiro has shared his innovative philosophy in books such as 24/7 Innovation and The Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas. He has also trained more than 20,000 consultants in innovation during his 15 year tenure with Accenture.

Materials Provided

  • 90 days (from date of purchase) of online access to the 25-minute presentation
  • Job aids (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

About On Demand Courses

SAE On Demand Courses offer an interactive and engaging online learning experience and provide a high-quality, self-paced learning solution with instructor support. Access courses using your computer or, for some titles, by tablet any time from any location.

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 8-11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Purchase Options

Full Course

Corporate licensing options are available - complete a Corporate Learning Solutions Request Form for a quote.

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