The Xavier Center for Innovation is all about the spark.

 

This spark has the power to transform, change, grow, perform, inspire, discover, motivate, design, create and innovate.

ExperienceInnovation™ Design Thinker

4 Days in 4 Hours

In ExperienceInnovation™ Design Thinker, people work in teams to tackle a realistic innovation project. By stepping through the Design Thinking Innovation Process and stripping away the superfluous, the simulation delivers the essentials of a four-month innovation journey in a half day workshop and provides people with the tools and techniques to think differently, see new opportunities and create innovative solutions with impact.

ExperienceChange™

Turn Ideas Into Impact

ExperienceChange™ is an expert-guided experience that teaches both the “what to do” and “how to be” of successful change. Backed by more than 20 years of research, industry insights and results, it combines proven change management methods with hands-on practice in an engaging, low-risk simulation experience.

Get practical experience applying a proven change framework, and learn from your missteps to create tangible results.

With the confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully lead organizational transformation at any scale, you will emerge ready to support expected and unexpected changes—and ensure your strategies and solutions realize their full potential.

Design Thinking Certificate Program

In this dynamic, fast-paced program, you will explore the core concepts for successful innovation. Over the course of four days you will immerse yourself in innovative thinking with a series of theoretical and real-world lessons for solving modern business challenges. You will be introduced to several concepts, processes, and modes of thinking that lead to innovation including Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas, Storytelling and Empathy mapping.

Through individual and group exercises you will have the opportunity to apply these concepts and strategies. After four days, you will leave with the tools necessary to impact your organization or your idea.

Anyone who wants to understand innovation and how to apply these acquired tools and techniques to help their organizations or bring an idea from conception to formation is welcome. There are no prerequisites.

Zero to MVP

Imagine you had a framework for your employees to innovate – helping you find new products, save money and increase job satisfaction. Your employees are uniquely qualified to understand the problems that your customers face and that they, themselves, face in their work. We give you a process to unleash and build upon the innovation that resides within your walls.

Corporate culture, budgets and management styles can restrict the development of ideas. Most companies lack a risk and reward structure where employees can share and launch new ideas. Imagine being able to tap the next big thing from within your organization rather than through acquisition.

Zero to MVP is an internal innovation accelerator for your company, giving you a custom program to help employees build and develop new ideas-ideas that could be the future of your company.

Through individual and group exercises you will have the opportunity to apply these concepts and strategies. After four days, you will leave with the tools necessary to impact your organization or your idea.