The Applied Innovation Program

Self-Directed Online Program


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.

Through this program, 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. 

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.

Estimated time commitment for the pre-work: 4 hours on average


Through this program, 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

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).
  • Estimated overall time commitment: 52 – 60 hours on average


All active members are eligible for discounted fees (members need to be logged in to register at the member’s rate).

For assistance with registration, reach out to us!
If you are a past member, activate your Professional Status here to enroll, or contact us.


2022 Introductory Fee: $1950 + tax
Regular Fee: $2750 + tax

Subject Matter Experts: 

Grayson Bass, Principal, Mayor Wilson
Grayson is a teacher, leader and inventor. With over 18 years of executive leadership experience, and as a person of diverse interests and experiences, he has worked with companies in various sectors such as Energy, IT, International Trade, Manufacturing, Socially Responsible Businesses, Advertising, and Education. With a track record of building and managing diverse teams around the world, he brings a unique skill-set in how to approach and lead organizations, and a unique capability to find order in chaos.

Victor Deyglio, Founding President, The Logistics Institute
Working with academics, governments, companies and industry practitioners, Victor has designed corporate and sector workforce development strategies, national skills and curriculum standards, and competency-based human resource programs in supply chain and logistics. With expertise in logistics, global supply chains, change leadership, and professional ethics, Victor has 25+ years of experience in designing executive and management training programs. He is a facilitator for the Institute’s SCL Leadership Program, as well as Professional Ethics, and Team Dynamics. His past teaching experiences include logistics at York University in Toronto, philosophy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and literature at the University of Toronto.

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.