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Course description

The Ontario aerospace industry is facing significant competitive challenges today. Innovation, in all its aspects, is a key component of a comprehensive strategy for addressing and meeting these challenges. This course will help managers and professionals learn how to create a workplace that values innovation and provides opportunities for team members to express new ideas. This program expands on many of the key points in the Ontario Aerospace: Blue Skies Ahead course*, and will provide you with a toolkit of proven practices to create an environment that fosters innovation in the workplace and within your team.


The course takes an action learning approach to support leaders in understanding and practicing your role in stimulating innovation. That means you’ll be doing small group exercises where you’ll get to apply concepts to your own work environment. You’ll also have some research and brainstorming work to do between sessions.

*Not a prerequisite.

Learning objectives

  • Analyze the innovations that participants have experienced in their careers and draw lessons on how to create future innovations.

  • Understand the “Medici effect,” meaning the way bringing dissimilar fields together creates innovation, and how to apply it in the workplace.

  • Consider the relevance of the theory of the “innovator’s dilemma” and uncover barriers to innovation in the workplace.

  • Learn the leadership behaviours that inhibit innovation and self-diagnose which ones exist in your organization.

  • Learn the leadership behaviours that stimulate innovation and practice applying them.

Target audience:
Managers and professionals with at least two years of work experience.

Standing Desk

Course format

  • Four 90-minute facilitated online sessions

  • Research and brainstorming between sessions

  • Small classes (10 trainees)

Registration fee:


Register and complete your course by March 15, 2023 and your course fee will be $0.


Employees— Share with your employer that you are taking the course! Send the link to your employer by email to discuss it with them.

E-learning duration:


Virtual Facilitated Session Dates


March 1, 8, 15, 22 2023 at 9:30-11 am

New students

Registering with COAST only takes a few simple steps.  

  1. Fill out the sign-up form. 

  2. You will receive a verification email with a link. Click on the link to access your account. 

  3. Go to the main dashboard and find the Ministry form. 

  4. Download it, fill it out, save it, and upload the saved and completed form in the Upload tab. 

  5. You will receive a confirmation email that it has been accepted (this may take up to two business days). Once that is done you may enrol in the courses of your choosing. 

  6. To enrol, select the Catalog tile on the dashboard and choose your course dates and times.

Returning students

Go to and log in with your credentials. Check the Catalog tile on the main dashboard to find this course. Select it and click Enrol.

Employers— Enhance and upgrade employee skills. Recognize and foster employee development. Enrol your company with COAST! Your company may register employees on any of the courses offered at no charge – as long as courses are completed by March 15, 2023.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not considered complete unless OAC receives the completed Ministry participation form.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) requires you to complete their PDF Participant Form prior to entering the training program. This information is for reporting purposes only, is anonymized prior to reporting and will be held in confidence.

1. Click on the tile to download the mandatory form (PDF fillable format);

2. Once completed, please upload your saved PDF file on upload tab.

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