Marshall University Innovation Catalyst (MUIC) Program

The Marshall University Innovation Catalyst (MUIC) Program is a free internal professional development program for Marshall faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders that trains them on how to apply design thinking to rapidly develop delightful solutions for pressing unsolved challenges that Marshall students face inside and outside of the classroom. This program is inspired by the Innovation Catalyst program at Intuit, a leading financial technology firm. MU Innovation Catalyst trainees will learn Intuit’s special version of design thinking known as Design for Delight (D4D).

The MUIC program also has a separate training for university administrators such as VPs, Directors, Deans, and Chairs known as the Marshall University Innovation Strategist (MUIS), that trains them on how to strategically create a culture of continuous student-centered innovation within their unit. MU Innovation Strategists will learn how to leverage MUICs in their area, create an innovative strategic plan on a page that aligns with the University, allocate resources that empower their teams to meet current demands while also innovating for the future, and more.

MUIC's RECEIVE

D4D skills training to directly impact the MU student experience

Approved Time to Innovate

A Community of Innovators

Opportunities to learn best practices and rapid experiment funding

Credentialing and Recognition

Workshop supplies to apply and facilitate D4D in your area

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UNDERSTAND

Innovation Explorer Training

2 Hours

Online/
In-Person

No Cost

•Credential, learn, and practice the fundamentals of Design for Delight (D4D)
•Designed for: Marshall University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Board of Governors
•Choose between convenient, asynchronous, online sessions for individual trainings or engaging in-person trainings for teams of 10 or more
Training is free for Marshall University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Board of Governors.

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APPLY

Innovation Catalyst I (IC1) Training

2 Month Project

In-Person

No Cost

•Use D4D to innovate a solution to a relevant challenge in your department
•Learn DACI role assignment framework and how to develop a strategic memo to implement your idea
•Designed for: Marshall University student leaders, faculty, and staff eager to apply D4D principles in practical settings
Innovation Explorer (IE) Training is required to become an Innovation Catalyst I.

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FACILITATE

Innovation Catalyst II (IC2) Training

1 Semester

In-Person

No Cost

•Learn how to facilitate Innovation Explorer (IE) and Innovation Catalyst I (IC1) projects in your department and collaboratively in other departments
•Designed for: Marshall University student leaders, faculty, and staff eager to spread D4D within their own department and Marshall community.
Innovation Explorer (IE) and Innovation Catalyst I (IC1) Training is required to become an Innovation Catalyst II.

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LEAD

Innovation Strategist (IS) Training

2 Hours + Project

In-Person

No Cost

•Learn how to design an innovative strategy that aligns with the University for your unit with a Plan on a Page
•Learn how to allocate resources that empower your teams to meet current demands while also innovating for the future using Horizon Planning
•Learn the DACI role assignment framework and how to develop a strategic memo to implement your idea
•Learn how to leverage MUICs in your unit
•Designed for:  Marshall University administrators such as VPs, Directors, Deans, and Chairs
•Innovation Explorer (IE) Training is required to become an Innovation Strategist.

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Have questions about the MUIC Program? Contact us at icenter@marshall.edu