Certified Innovation Professional (CIP) Certificate – Benefits

Designed for creative organizations. Designed for anyone interested in becoming certified in innovation as a business discipline, from creative minds to innovation professionals to business leaders with rewarding benefits. Four levels of mastery certificates are available.


certification steps


  • Gain the knowledge, skills and tools to drive strategic innovation in your organization.
  • Get hands-on experience in identifying, planning and executing your own innovation projects.
  • Acquire the expertise to introduce breakthrough concepts to identify, design, develop, and deliver great ideas and successfully deploy innovations throughout the organization.
  • Learn new strategic approaches and leverage tools to manage products, processes, technology and an innovation culture as well as identify new sources of revenue and profitability.

Practical applications of CIP


  • Assess innovation opportunities and apply frameworks and processes within your organization.
  • Customize an innovation strategy for your area of interest or organization.
  • Make informed decisions about research and development (R&D) and innovation.
  • Use customized metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate your initiative.
  • Create, lead and sustain a culture of innovation.

CIP Certificate Requirement(s)


  • At least three years of relevant work experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strategic innovation management methods and practices


Arcus is renowned for the development and advancement of strategic and innovative management methods and practices. That’s why we continually reevaluate and enrich our program material to address the most critical business issues in the area of strategic innovation.

Participants in the CIP program will leave with a comprehensive model of innovation strategy execution, data-based insights that will help identify concrete opportunities to improve an organization’s capacity to achieve goals, best practices from some of the most effective organizations in the world, and a strategy for execution that is easy to communicate and translate into action. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the innovation ecosystem, an understanding of search engine marketing, advertising, ad auctions, and more.






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