School of Innovation

Learn the art of innovation

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The School of Innovation is your go to place for innovation training.
We’re committed to offering everyone the opportunity to learn the art of innovation.

Dip your toes in the innovation world with our Certificate in Applied Innovation, take the next step by learning how to confidently facilitate workshops (both in person and online) or get your team through intensive innovation training with our T7 Masterclass.

Our innovation training and professional development workshops help people approach projects in new ways, increase productivity and learn problem-solving skills. Keep ahead of the curve of workplace changes and new ways of working.

Upcoming workshops

Certificate in Facilitation

29 Jan 2024 – Book now

Certificate in Online Facilitation

12 Feb 2024 – Book now

The School of Innovation is all about offering immersive learning experiences.

We want to help build the three C’s:

  • Capability
  • Connections
  • Confidence

Listen in on our new GM School of Innovation, Nedra Fu, as she speaks on innovation, its importance and how we can help you and your team tackle challenges that really matter through innovation.

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Need help picking? Talk to us about your goal and we’ll suggest the right workshop for you.

Certificate in Applied Innovation

Learn the ABC of innovation. Grow your toolkit and learn new ways of working that you can bring back to your workplace. 

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Certificate in Facilitation

Facilitation is the art of bringing people together to collaborate and make decisions. Learn the essentials of facilitation or take this as an opportunity to polish your facilitation skills.

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Certificate in Online Facilitation

Delivering a workshop remotely presents unique challenges. Uncover the best practices for delivering a workshop virtually. Attend this certificate 100% online, wherever you are.

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T7 Masterclass in Innovation

If you are serious about organisational change, sign your team up for our T7 Masterclass. It is the ultimate course for organisations looking to build innovation capability while solving problems, and for teams wanting to develop growth mindsets and skill-sets.

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Certificate in Innovation Mentoring

Designed to develop and enhance mentoring skills for an innovation and startup environment. Dive into a variety of startup accelerator and studio programmes, as well as the different roles and innovation techniques used within them.

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Youth programmes

A different way of learning

The School of Innovation is built on experiential, applied and validated learning. When you join a School of Innovation course you will get:

Experiential learning

Creative HQ’s School of Innovation was born from the need for a different type of learning. An immersive setup that speaks to the doers, the aspiring innovators and the curious minds. We teach you by getting you to work on real-life scenarios and projects.

Connection with peers

Each workshop has a mix of professionals – from government agencies employees to small business owners and corporate managers. You’ll also get access to our community slack channel to connect with peers on the same learning journey as you.

Leaders in innovation

We are leading providers of innovation services. Our facilitators pair their own coaching style and expertise, with their knowledge of facilitation best practices. They are your allies in your innovation journey – always here to support you as you test, experiment and grow.

Organisational training

All of our certificates are open to the public. Do you want to upskill your whole team, while working on real-life challenges? Get in touch about our company-wide training options.

Our work

We help individuals and organisations around the world learn the art of innovation.

We’ve supported innovation capability building in many different organisations – from Plunket to Logan City Council, Callaghan Innovation to Ngāti Toa. Will you be next?

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Growing internal capability while exploring new funding models.


Supporting businesses in Wellington and Aotearoa during Covid.


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.