Certificate in Applied Innovation

Unleash your innovative potential

Upskill and retrain — Unlock the power of creative problem solving and future-proof your career!

In today’s rapidly changing world, adapting to change and future-proofing your skills is more crucial than ever. Creative HQ’s Certificate in Applied Innovation is your gateway to achieving this. 

Whether you’re looking to upskill, retrain, or simply enhance your problem-solving prowess, this course is tailored for you. It’s about equipping you with the mindset and tools to challenge the status quo and stay relevant in the job market.

This course is also ideal for a cohort from the same organisation where you can identify a real life challenge that you want to tackle, and apply our innovation framework to solve the problem. 

What you’ll experience:

  • Five comprehensive workshops: Dive deep into the realms of innovation, from laying the foundation to mastering the build-measure-learn cycle. Each workshop is designed to enhance your problem-solving skills and adaptability.
  • Real-world application: Don’t just learn—apply. This course is designed to empower you to bring innovative tools and methodologies back to your workplace, creating value wherever you go. 
  • Connect and collaborate: Engage with a community of like-minded innovators. Build connections across diverse industries and expand your network.

Upcoming certificates

Invest in your futrue

$2099 early birds $2299 full price (per person price)

Early birds available until 2 weeks prior to the start of the certificate.

​​”Creative HQ’s dedication to fostering creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship is truly remarkable. The courses, workshops, and mentorship programs provided me with invaluable insights and skills that I will carry with me throughout my career.”

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Learning outcomes

When you sign up for the Certificate in Applied Innovation, you will:

  • get an interactive learning and hands-on experience using a suite of specialised tools;
  • learn how to apply innovation in your own company, workplace or everyday life;
  • connect with like-minded individuals and foster connections across different industries.

Register your interest

Dates not working? Or want to book an in-house training with your team? We can offer a cohort based course that suits you. Get in touch with us below.

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The workshops

Each workshop will take participants through a journey of innovation from introducing the core innovation methodologies (Lean, Agile and Design Thinking) to knowing how to build and test a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).


Understand the bedrock of innovation and enhance your problem-solving capabilities.


 Unearth new opportunities and insights, vital for adapting to change.


Unleash your creativity and generate groundbreaking ideas.

Market Potential

Gauge the viability and promise of your concepts, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve.

Build, Measure, Learn

The iterative cycle that drives success and adaptability.


Some of the most common questions about our workshops.

Do I need any prior knowledge before attending these workshops?

The Certificate is designed for those both new to innovation and those with some background in it. The five workshops take participants on an innovation journey – from understanding and applying a variety of innovation methodologies right through to building and testing a prototype of an idea. However, those with little or no knowledge or experience will be able to step into any workshop and engage with the topic.

What if I can only attend one workshop?

All five workshops are required to receive the Certificate.

Can I join remotely?

At this stage, all workshops are held in Wellington, at Creative HQ. If you’d like us to run these workshops for your organisation, get in touch.

Your innovation team

Meet the facilitators that will guide you on your innovation journey.

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Benji Pritchard
Nedra Fu
Alexandra Lutyens


Please note that we need a minimum number of enrollments for each course to go ahead. If we don’t have the required number of enrollments for a course to go ahead, we will communicate with you at least 10 days in advance and transfer your enrollment to alternative dates.