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Innovation & Practical Problem Solving

Learn how to say, see, and solve problems in this innovative introduction to the practical tools, tips, and more that have unleashed leaders everywhere.

By enrolling in the Innovation & Problem Solving Course taught by Brian Elms, you’ll learn how to say, see, and solve problems using a myriad of practical tools and tips. This course is a great introduction to the virtuous cycle of improvement, setting the foundation for a continuously improving skillset of innovative thinking & problem solving.

During this course you’ll learn:

  • Why innovation and structured problem solving will set you and your team up for success
  • How to say, see, and undertake structured problem solving
  • How to see problems using practical tools such as process mapping, waste identification, and more
  • How to solve problems using tools and practices such as standard work, checklists, 6S methodology, and more!

How much does the course cost?


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish. This course will have new videos and content on an ongoing basis. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of completion.

Are you ready to learn the skills needed for innovation and practical problem solving?

If so, click the button below. To learn more about Brian, keep going.

Your Instructor

Brian Elms is the author of Peak Performance and an Urban Leadership Fellow at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  He served as the Director of Peak Academy and Analytics for the City and County of Denver for more than five years. Brian specializes in government innovation and process improvement providing management expertise to government agencies, elected officials, and nonprofits.

“Irreverent, honest and straightforward,” Brian is nationally recognized for sparking innovation in governments throughout the country.  His work has been replicated in more than a dozen cities around the country. 

Brian started his career in public service after graduating from Regis University and joining AmeriCorps as a team leader. He worked for the Governor Rendell Administration in Pennsylvania as the Policy Director for the Department of Aging.  He worked for AARP as a Legislative Specialist and served as the Assistant Director of Government Affairs at Denver International Airport.

Brian is a Lean Black Belt, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Change Management Professional. In his prior role as Director of the Peak Academy, he developed curriculum, training, and consulting services that focus on employee-led performance management and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2012, Peak Academy initiatives have saved the City and County of Denver more than $30 million and the Academy has provided training to more than 7,000 public and nonprofit professionals.