The Applied Innovation Program

Primary Credential Earned: P.Log Designation

By completing this program, you will earn the P.Log [Professional Logistician] designation as a public statement of credibility and competence in global supply chain and logistics.

Dual Credential Earned:

Through this pathway to the P.Log, you will also earn the P.A.In. designation as a Professional in Applied Innovation.

Combining the two designations on this pathway, we position Supply Chain Logistics as the driver of innovation.

Innovation is not a fancy way to solve complex problems. We expect all SCL professionals to solve problems, no matter how complex they are. Innovation builds contextual intelligence. 


Peter Drucker said ‘what you do different’ is a critical element of strategy. Where uncertainty is normative and context is everything in the 21st Century, businesses must embrace all facets of complexity [personal, contextual, interpersonal].

As professionals and practitioners, we must listen to our guts and act intuitively. The market demand is to be strategic in delivering value to customers. The personal demand is to develop robust decision-making competencies to engage successfully in globally competitive business eco-systems. In other words, we must be innovative.

We can learn about innovation, as well as about global competition, business eco-systems, and even leadership. We can do different things as practitioners, professionals, and planners. However, that is simply doing different things. Innovation is “doing things differently”. At heart, innovation is disruptive.

This Program in Applied Innovation will disrupt your everyday normalcies. Through it you will transform yourself into a 21st Century Strategic Leader with the capacity to embrace the challenges of change and innovation and capture the full human potential across the entire organization.

This program aims to jump start creative thinking, collaboration, commitment, and the kind of behaviour change that closes the gap between the theory and the practice of innovation. The goal is to activate the mind-set that enables you to become a proactive innovator and catalyst for a culture of innovation. It is about strategic thinking and strategic intent, not about better operations and processes.

Ultimately, it is about capacitating you as a contextual leader in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and risk. It calls for flexibility, agility and non-rational decision making.

Program Content

The program consists of three progressive stages: Imagine, Innovate and Build.

The Program Competency Development Plan is marked by successive degrees of engagement and development that introduce you to new ways of thinking. By progressing through each stage, you will build your capacity to lead contextually and deal effectively with ambiguity.

PREP-WORK: We begin by challenging you to create your Why. Your Why identifies your core values. Your values drive your actions. Without your why, you cannot Innovate. By innovating, you sustain your personal Why and build on your values. From this beginning we begin to innovate.

This is a self-directed online program.

  • There are no pre-requisites to register.
  • Program Start Date: 1st of every month.
  • The program must be completed within one year (can be completed earlier as well).
  • Registration is available
    • for the full program, or
    • in four installments (program materials will be released in stages)

COMPETENCY GOALS: you will learn to

  • Identify and manage individual and institutional bias
  • Create choices [divergence] and disruptive ideas through aggressive outward exploration
  • Use strategic scenario planning to craft an innovation skills portfolio
  • Design and develop iterative low-fidelity experiments
  • Focus organizational purpose and grass roots buy-in

Full Program

$5,625 + Tax

Program Installment

$1,406.25 + tax

P.Log. Designation

All professional designations are owned and maintained by the Logistics Community of Interest under the stewardship of the Logistics Institute. Professional designations are registered trademarks of the Logistics Institute.

The P.Log™ designation belongs to the Logistics Institute as a trademarked asset. P.Log™ professionals are members of the Logistics Institute. Earning the P.Log™ designation entails successful completion of a certification program designed to meet the certification requirements set by the Professional Review Board of the Logistics Institute. All program content is developed and owned by The Logistics Institute, wholly or in partnership with industry experts.

P.A.In.™ Designation: The P.A.In. designation is auto-renewed with your P.Log designation.

Designations must be renewed on an annual basis for continued use of the trademark. The professional year for all designations runs from November 1 – October 31.

Annual Professional Fee$495.00

The Logistics Institute has the mandate to foster business, trade and economic developments between and among supply chain logistics professionals to sustain global trade built on an even playing field, led by competent and ethical certified professionals, based on the fundamental conviction that global trade can only be sustained at the human level by practitioners and professionals who are capable of building trust.