The Innovation Universe® Master Class Series - Bundled

Renovating Your Company for the Innovation Age.

This Bundled Course is the set of the Innovation Series. It includes the separate modules for FRAME, GENERATE, EMBED, LEAD, and Next Level. The Innovation Universe Series presents a universal framework for companies who want to become more innovative and embed innovation as a core competency. You will explore the 4 platforms of the Innovation Universe: FRAME+GENERATE+EMBED+LEAD.

Created by: Dr. Nancy Tennant  

Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Description

This Series explains, in a simple and practical way, how to start or improve innovation within your company. It is the “atlas” of the known innovation universe, a GPS of the big elements or bodies that can unlock innovation potential.

  • Over 5 1/2 hours of instruction; 10 short-format segments, interactive, and fun. 
  • Presented using diverse learning approaches including storytelling, video, checklists, and practical models. with a podcast style.  
  • Over 16 helpful starter-tools to immediately apply to your organization using a minimal viable approach.   
  • Countless real-life, global examples and cases from medium to large product + non-product companies; Government, B2Bs, and NGOs.
  • Learning support found on for tools, links to sites suggested in the course, and additional learning aides.
  • Simple Knowledge Checks to reinforce your learning.
  • Space*Junk for a fun look our innovation vanities.
  • Can be purchased as a SERIES or as individual Modules.
  • Can be licensed for everyone in your company.
  • Certificate of completion from Dr. Nancy Tennant.

Course Curriculum

Introduction Overview

     Chapter 1:  FRAME overview
     Chapter 2:  GENERATE overview
     Chapter 3:  EMBED overview
     Chapter 4:  LEAD overview

      Chapter 1:  Strategic Architecture
      Tool:  Strategic Architecture MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 2:  Innovation Blueprint
      Tool:  Innovation Blueprint MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

     Chapter 3:  Definition + Criteria
      Tool:  Definition + Criteria MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
     Chapter 4:  Structure + Fit
      Tool:  Structure + Fit MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

     Chapter 1:  Unifying Innovation Process

     Tool:  Innovation Project Plan MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 2:  iMentors
       Tool:  iMentor Test MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 3:  EcoSystems
       Tool:  Open Innovation Readiness Test: Link to 100 Open Website MVA 

                  (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 4:  iPipe + Metrics
       Tool:  6 Steps to I-Pipe MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 1:  Change Models
      Tool:  Stakeholder Analysis MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 2:  Culture Evolution
      Tool:  Competing Values + OCAI MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 3:  Organization Principles
      Tool:  From-To Organization Principles MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 4:  Endo/Management Systems
      Tool:  5 Steps to Change Management Systems MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 1:  Network Leader
      Tool:  9 Steps to Unleashing Networks MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 2:  Resource Creator
      Tool:  6 Steps to Transition to a Resource Creator MVA (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 3:  Environment Architecture
      Tool:  Colonize the Innovation Universe by 7 Days of Yes/AND MVA 
                (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)
      Chapter 4:  Change Agent + Thought Leader
      Tool:  Individual LEADership Traits for the Innovation Universe MVA 
                (Minimum Viable Approach - Tool)

      Chapter 1:  First-Launch
      Chapter 2:  Post-Launch

Who is the Target Audience? 

This Series is for innovators who work in companies; for iMentors or facilitators of innovation; and for innovation leads charged with creating or sustaining innovation in their company. It is for those who have experienced the fog of innovation and who want a non-branded, no-“genius”-required explanation and approach for everyone in your company.

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 The recommendations and ideas presented in the Innovation Universe® Masterclass Series are the results of best practices and thought leadership but are not a guarantee of results. Please use your judgment, business requirements and leadership alignment to determine what works best for you and your company.

2018 ©Nancy Tennant. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored, transmitted, or disseminated in any form or by any means without prior written permission from Nancy Tennant, LLC.

Explore the 4 platforms of the Innovation Universe: FRAME + GENERATE + EMBED + LEAD. 

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Dr. Nancy Tennant
Dr. Nancy Tennant
Professor, Consultant, Author, Practitioner, Speaker

About the instructor

Dr. Nancy Tennant is a consultant, professor and best-selling author in innovation, leadership and organization change. She is one of the world’s leading pioneers and practitioners in transforming businesses to achieve innovation from everyone and everywhere.

Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an instructor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is also on the Advisory Group of the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership, an incubator for new perspectives on leadership; and at The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business where she co-founded the top-rated Certified Innovation Mentor and I-Mentor Boot Camp Programs. She is a frequent public speaker to “C” level audiences around the world.

She is the Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus for Whirlpool Corporation where she reported to the Chairman and CEO for over 17 years; transforming Whirlpool into an innovation powerhouse resulting in acclaim from publications such as Fast Company and Fortune while creating billions in new revenue from innovation. Dr. Tennant was also responsible for leadership development, core competencies, and organization growth. She co-founded Whirlpool University, with an enrollment of over 17,000 students per year from 170 countries.

She is the co-author of numerous articles including The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company (Hamel & Tennant). She is the co-author of three best-selling books: Unleashing Innovation; Mastering Virtual Teams and Strategic Innovation. She is currently working on her eLearning series and new book Innovation Universe.

Dr. Tennant holds a doctorate from The George Washington University. She is the President Emeritus of The First Tee of Benton Harbor, a not-for-profit organization that offers life skills to at-risk youth. She is an artist, writer, and poet.