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The Innovator's Guide: Fighting Fixedness


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Topic: The Innovator's Guide: Fighting Fixedness
Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Zoom


Join SIT, one of the pioneering companies that led the worldwide adoption of innovation for different industries. 

Systematic Inventive Thinking® is a worldwide recognized innovation methodology, that has proved to be a crucial skill for all those looking to remain relevant in the workforce in the coming years. 

According to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report 2020, six of the Top 10 skills employees will need to improve during the next five years are related to the intersection of critical, disciplined thinking habits and creativity, flexible, innovative thinking, and behaviors. Systematic Inventive Thinking® is a method that displays the ideal combination of these.

By the end of the session, you'll have an understanding of:

  • What is innovation? And why is it relevant to you?
  • Fixedness – what prevents us all from thinking up truly new (yet feasible) ideas & solutions, especially in one’s own area of expertise
  • A practical strategy for overcoming fixedness that anyone can employ
  • The surprising role of existing (vs. new/additional) resources in the world of innovative thinking
  • Thinking how these new insights translate into practical application in one’s own day job

You'll receive a certificate of completion from SIT.

Important note: This workshop was previously called The Fundamentals of Systematic Inventive Thinking. If you have completed this course and are interested in continuing your learning, you should enroll in the next course, The Innovators Guide: Problem Solving


Erez Tsalik is a Senior Facilitator at SIT – Systematic Inventive Thinking™, and an opinion leader in the areas of Innovation and Creativity. He facilitates in all of SITs applications – New Product Development, Marketing Communications/Advertising, Problem Solving, and Innovative Strategy – and is an SIT expert in Conflict Resolution and Co-Opetition applications.

He has conducted projects with scores of leading international clients including Disney, Airtel, Kraft, Siemens, Molex, OCBC, BP, HP, and Tnuva, and has deep experience working in developing markets, and with social and environmental organizations.

Erez is frequently invited as a keynote speaker to conferences around the world. He lectures in leading academic institutes worldwide, including Columbia University, London Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Tel Aviv University. At TED India (2009), Erez ran an innovation workshop as part of the TED University, supported TEDMED in Jerusalem, and recently presented at TEDx Klagenfurt.

Erez has nearly 10 years of experience in the field of IT and Hi-Tech developments as a CIO and Systems Management. He has also worked as an academic consultant, with a rich background in education, specifically the development and production of educational workshops and seminars.

Workshop Payment


You have two payment options for enrolling in this course.

  1. Pay with your personal credit card (preferred if you are claiming PD Funds).
  2. Pay with a UBC departmental credit card.

For detailed instructions about payment options, please self-enroll in the Intro to WPL course.


If you have PD Funds available and you are interested in using them for this workshop, you should enroll first and then submit a PD Funds claim for the cost of the workshop via Workday. For more information, visit PD Funds webpage

Workshop Cancellation


If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit a written notice via email to at least 15 calendar days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $50 administration fee). We cannot offer refunds for cancellations received less than 15 days before a course begins.



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