Chief Innovation Officer Certification Program by Corpohub

The world is changing more and more rapidly, further accelerated by the COVID-19 situation. Accelerate the transformation of your company or you will become an accelerated obsolete provider on your markets. Effective innovation does not happen by accident – it should be built systematically!

In order to effectively overcome these challenges, organizations need to designate a single person in control of all innovation programs in a company to suitably establish uniformity of command. Ideally this person needs to be the master of cross-functional value chain and lead from the front. Thus, creating a job profile that is set to become a major one in the next few years.

The Chief Innovation Officers (CINOs) are set to take over the responsibility of ensuring that the companies manage to stay afloat through their innovative and creative strategies.

Welcome to CINO Certification program!

DATETo be announcedLOCATIONOnlinePRICE COVID-19 online price: 2.490 € + VAT
Early bird: 1.990 € + VAT
Single module: 190 €+ VAT

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CINO Certification Program Outline

Learn the innovative tools, methods, and strategies that today’s industry leaders are using to change the future. Use this knowledge to supercharge your career.

At the training you will get:

  • 15 modules of intensive practical training;
  • insight into a systematic approach to lean innovation of new solutions of all kinds;
  • at least 20 concrete lean/agile tools and methods that you can immediately use in your work, be it regular, project or innovation;
  • concrete advice and solutions for the effective portfolio management of complex projects;
  • insight into many cases from current practice in Slovenia and abroad;
  • special working material with indications of sources for additional study;
  • the official CorpoHub CINO Certificate to be awarded at the grand Lean Innovation Slovenia Summit.
  • (and last but not least) a great opportunity to socialize with colleagues – each module is expected to end with a free conversation over a beer.

As part of the program, you get a lot of guidance for independent in-depth study.


Take a look at the content-rich program of this year’s CINO training.

Day 1:

8.00 – 10.00, Module 1
Welcoming + Connecting participants + Preparing the Working environment
Practical “remote onboarding” workshop – use of tools and environments for synchronous remote work (Zoom, Jamboard, Mural, GoogleDrive, Mentimeter, LeanCoffeeTable, Wonder, etc.) for effective remote co-operation.

11.00 – 13.00, Module 2
Innovation Strategy + Culture
Strategic gaps and Innovation portfolio management. Megatrends and COVID-19 opportunities. Entrepreneurship as the Missing function. How should corporations innovate? Creating or transforming Innovation Culture. Internal / External Un / Intentional innovations.

14.00 – 16.00, Module 3
CINO Role + Ambition (practical work)
CINO fields of work. Potential impact and value in the company. Coexistence of CEO and CINO / CEnO roles. Preparing 10-fold ambition. Exchange of experiences.

Day 2: 

8.00 – 10.00, Module 4
Leadership + Innovation
The importance of Leaders. Creating a psychologically safe environment. 5 Dysfunctions of a team. Examples of building trust and full transparency in (mixed) teams. Working effectively as a Member of the Executive team. Leading an Innovation organization.

11.00 – 13.00, Module 5
Agile Work + Management
VUCA environment. Cynefin framework. The Agile Mindset, Values, Principles, and Practices. Management 3.0 practices. Staffing High-performing and Self-organized Innovation Teams: Collaboration. Learning. Execution.

14.00 – 16.00, Module 6
Agile Methods + Tools
How to do more with fewer resources faster? A work environment that supports agility. An overview of the key “agile” tools kanban, scrum. Work speed measurement. Different forms of retrospectives.

Day 3:

8.00 – 10.00, Module 7
Ideation + Conceptualization
Idea Generation Formats / Tools – Hackathon, Innovation Day, Process Hack, Retrospective, and others – how to do it properly? Structuring opportunities. Owning ideas and projects, gathering moral and material support from the stakeholders.

11.00 – 13.00, Module 8
Design thinking + Sprint
Design Thinking mindset and practice. Culture of Curiosity. A step back: a truly-truly understanding of the opportunity. Examples of Design Sprint testing large uncertain business opportunities.

14.00 – 16.00, Module 9
Design Thinking in practice
Simulation of the Design Thinking process in 5 steps: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. The importance of a “Design” team, working together – alone and iterations.

Day 4:

8.00 – 10.00, Module 10
Lean Startup + Scaleup
Business Model Canvas Plus. Value Proposition Canvas Plus. Jobs to be done. All about Assumptions. MVPs. Customer Development. Pivoting and Growth hacking.

11.00 – 13.00, Module 11
Innovation Portfolio Management
Smarter metrics to measure progress. Investment Readiness Level. Metered funding and Growth boards. Conducting an Innovation Audit. Innovation at scale. What does a Truly modern company look like?

14.00 – 16.00, Module 12
Construction of an Innovation engine
Phases of capturing, incubating, accelerating, and integrating new business models. Examples from practice and what all can go wrong. Innovation Strategy Design in practice. Envisioning your own Innovation Engine roadmap.

Day 5:

8.00 – 10.00, Module 13
Pitching the Promise + Delivering the Evidence
Properties of a good pitch. How to prepare – pitch roadmap. Storytelling. Performance, personal preparation, presence, posture, speech. Preparation of a good visual presentation. Tips, tricks, and tools to make virtual pitching more effective.

11.00 – 13.00, Module 14
Practical pitching test
Personal experience with pitching your ideas/ambitions/plans/roadmaps among colleagues. Getting feedback from the group. Personal mentoring, corrections, and design of improved pitch.

14.00 – 16.00, Module 15
LeanCoffeeTable – Closing discussion
Capture and address questions from participants (which may not have been answered in the program) – answered by a wider team of experts/guests and the participants themselves. Introduction to InnoLumni community and Lean Innovation Slovenia.

Each Module will last 2 hours. Each participant will be given some material before every workshop day.


Benefits of completing CINO Certification Program:

  • Competencies and knowledge
    Attending CINO Certification Program equips participants with competencies and knowledge of a successful CINO and makes them the innovation heart of the company.
  • Skills
    Upon completing the CINO Certification Program the participants will have the skills and tools required to carry out different innovation activities to reach the desired company results, with maximum certainty and efficiency.
  • Practical cases
    Modules are carried out partly as a lecture and mostly by bringing a practical perspective to it. CorpoHub professionals will introduce first hand best practices as well as participants will be constantly invited to present their real business cases and share them with the rest of the group.

Learn from the best

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to best innovation projects: first-hand experience will be shared during the program through various company experts, CINO’s and CEO’s.

Chief Innovation Officer

Recommendations from past participants


“I liked the relaxed atmosphere and direct communication between the group and the facilitators, who were always available to us and ready to answer our questions. They really are a team that exemplifies agility and commitment to their mission, which is also ours. That is, to be the best CINOs we can be. And CINO is a journey that never ends :).”

– Darja Ferčelj Temeljotov, Lek, strategic programs


“The main thing I gained, by attending the CINO certification program, is a new thinking framework. And with that also new tools, methods and ways of work development that will accelerate our development efforts and provide us with a bright future.”

– Boštjan Veber, Akrapovič, research


“I started using Kanban and Note & vote at my work before we even finished the CINO Academy. Five-day SPRINT switched the whole team to 6th gear and showed us how we can innovate, test and prepare prototypes quickly and efficiently. Enabling, proofing, repetitive prototype making and quick learning will lead me in the future, and the basis for this is of course falling in love with the challenges.”

– Larisa Potokar, Telekom Slovenije, CINO


“When we get our hands on the right approaches and tools – as in this CINO program – introducing innovations and changes becomes a challenge. And solving the challenge with people and for people then becomes a pleasure.
To live with changes and at the same time enjoy it? Why not?”

– Zlatko Pflaum, Lek, project management


“By attending CINO Certification Program, I learned a number of new tools that help me deal with situations in all phases of teamwork on a daily basis. From brainstorming to finally implementing the right innovations.” “

– Mojca Brecelj, Generali

To experience the benefits of our CINO Certification Program for yourself, apply here!


  • After completing all 15 Modules, participants will be awarded with a »CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION«.
  • In case a participant is not able to attend one module, they can take the module in the next CINO Certification Program Generation and receive a Certificate of Completion upon that. In case a participant wishes to attend only one or several modules, he or she can do that, after which the attendee will receive a »CINO Module Confirmation of Attendance«.

CINO Alumni Community

Individuals can create a lot more by collaborating and joining forces. Therefore, after completing all 15 modules, participants of CINO Certification Program will become members of CINO Alumni Community – InnoLumni. This way making connections between prospecting individuals will be a lot easier than ever before. Members will be added to a special CINO social platform and be invited to CINO Alumni Community events. This will allow everyone to share their unique sets of knowledge and experience with the rest of the group.

Our CINO Alumni Community gathers experts from companies A1, Adria Mobil, Adria Dom, Akrapovič, BTC, Domel, Endava (prej Comtrade CDS), GEN-I , Generali zavarovalnica, Hidria, Iskra, Iskratel, Jata Emona, Kolektor, Lek/Novartis, Merkur Trgovina, Mladinska knjiga Založba, M Sora, Muflon, NLB, Petrol, Pošta Slovenije, Radeče papir nova, SRC, Steklarna Hrastnik, TPV Automotive, Zavarovalnica Sava, Zavarovalnica Triglav.

Meet the lecturers and experts

Loaded with vast amount of practical experience, CorpoHub experts will be guiding you through CINO Certification Program by sharing much appreciated knowledge, along with lessons and stories from their experiences over the past years working with numerous companies.

Participation fees

CINO Certification Program (15 Modules)
Regular COVID-19 price (per person): 2.490 euro + VAT
Special Early bird offer* (per person): 1.990 euro + VAT
Attending only 1 selected module: 190 euro + VAT
Two or more participants from the same organization: 20% discount!
Special Early bird offer* – 20% (per person for two or more participants from the same organization): 1.592 EUR + DDV

*Early bird closes 1 week before the event.

Yes, we do CINO Certification Program also In-house!

Would you like to organize an In-house CINO Certification Program only for the employees of your company?

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