Welcome to the Certified Innovation Mentor program.  We are very excited to have you join the 2015 class of CIMp.  Participants represent a variety of industries and organizations and bring a range of innovation experiences to the program.  One major benefit of CIMp is the opportunity you will have to meet and work with innovation professionals from around the world.  

You will meet recognized innovation experts and have a chance to interact with them throughout the program, including:

  • Tom Stat – Tom is a Founder and Partner of Eleven Consulting Group and was associate partner at IDEO for 11 years.
  • Peter Skarzynski – Peter is the Managing Partner and co-founder of ITC Business Group. Peter also is the former CEO, Chairman and founding Director of Strategos.
  • Scott Bowman - Scott is a Partner at Clareo where he co-heads their Corporate Venturing practice.
  • David Beal – David is Innovation Leader/Design & Practice at Hallmark Cards.
  • Nancy Tennant - Nancy is VP, Unleashing Innovation at Whirlpool and is an internationally recognized author and speaker.

This site will be the primary method of communicating program information to you.  You will see that the site includes information on travel and logistics, pre-work to be completed prior to your arrival.

To assist with your travel arrangements, the program begins with a luncheon on Monday, September 14th at 12:00pm (noon) EDT.  The program will conclude at 12:15pm EDT on Friday, September 18th.  We will provide a "box lunch" for you when you leave.  

If you have questions, please contact Katie Emery at kemery3@nd.edu or 574-631-6859.