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The Lifelong Learning Academy at Özyeğin University is pleased to announce its “Innovation Leader Certificate Program”. Designed jointly with the Entrepreneurial Institutions Platform, the Innovation Leader Certificate Program is intended to offer guidance to organizations in managing their innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The program is exclusively engineered to offer brand new, holistic approaches to innovation through a rich curriculum that meticulously blends theoretical information with hands-on application, and is augmented with the real-world experiences shared by seasoned experts from the leading companies in the sector.

Purpose of the Program

In today's business world where competition is fierce and being an entrepreneurial institution takes on ever more importance each passing day, the program will open up the following questions for a discussion: 

·         *  How are innovation activities performed and built upon solid foundations?

·         *  What mechanisms should be employed within/outside of the organization? 

·         *  How should we approach to innovation projects? 

A full-fledged program awaits you. In addition to in-depth discussions on current affairs and informative topics, the program will offer theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, with prominent innovation leaders sharing their experiences on a given topic every week.

Who Can Participate?

Employees at the innovation departments of organizations, people who manage/will manage organizational/innovation and entrepreneurial activities, Business Development Directors, people who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation and aspire to further expand their knowledge in these areas. 

When/Where Will Training Be Held?

Start Date: March 21, 2022 

End Date:  May 28, 2022 

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2022

Participants are expected to spare a total of 60 hours for the training sessions, workshops, and talks (a total of 8 weeks, with 3 hours per week for theoretical training, 3 hours per week for workshops, and 1.5 hours per week for talks).

Participation: Training and talks will be held live/synchronously online via Zoom. All synchronous classes will be recorded and available for access during the program to re-watch or make up for missed classes.


Program Completion: In order to successfully complete the program and qualify for a certificate of participation, participants must complete all of the weekly exercises and assignments and attend at least 75% of all synchronous classes live online. Instructor support and feedback will be available for weekly assignments.


Training Days:

Monday:  14:00 - 17:00 (Theoretical Training)

Thursday: 12:00 - 13:30 (Talk by a Sectoral Innovation Expert)

Every Other Saturday - 09:00 - 16:00 (Workshop)

All course materials are in Turkish.

Training Fee

8,750 TL (Including VAT) 

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