Qualified Agility &
Innovation Professional

Why do you need
a qualification?

Let us answer with another question: do you think that certification is the best approach to encourage self-development of employees? Our answer is no.

Certification is something we do with objects, or people who work with those objects, to ensure compliance with a norm or standard.

Qualification is something we only do with people because it requires the validation of an ability to perform at a certain level of competence.

You need a qualification because you want to develop real competence and perform at a truly professional level. Surely, to play among the best in the industry, you need to get qualified, not just certified.

Why do you need
a qualification?

Let us answer with another question: do you think that certification is the best approach to encourage self-development of employees? Our answer is no.

Certification is something we do with objects, or people who work with those objects, to ensure compliance with a norm or standard.

Qualification is something we only do with people because it requires the validation of an ability to perform at a certain level of competence.

You need a qualification because you want to develop real competence and perform at a truly professional level. Surely, to play among the best in the industry, you need to get qualified, not just certified.

People are motivated by making progress toward a goal, showing off their accomplishments, doing something that feels meaningful, collaborating in communities, and self-organizing and building something out of nothing. We trigger all these motivators with our program.

  • We offer organizational change through gamified self-improvement, in a way that is cheaper and more effective than workshop-only approaches.
  • We do this by creating and moderating content in various forms (articles, videos, meetups, etc.) and by setting up qualification journeys.
  • Our focus is the intersection of continuous innovation & business agility, in collaboration with other parties that focus on other domains.

Just by joining you will have access to curated and owned innovation & agility content that has been evaluated and classified to allow you to focus on specific objectives and topics, a community of several thousand of like-minded people willing to discuss and collaborate, events to join, a gamified and community-driven environment. For additional benefits like exclusive events, discounts or promotion of personal content, you need to get your Explorer or Facilitator membership from our webshop.

How the
Qualification
Program
works

To participate in the Shiftup Qualification Program, players must be a program member. We have three membership levels:

  • Everyone (Free) Everyone who submits their first content or activity reports.
  • Explorer (Paid) Players who want to go deeper and are motivated to finish a qualification.
  • Facilitator (Pro) Players who achieved a qualification and desire additional member benefits.

It is possible to complete the entire qualification program as a free (non-paying) member. However, official awards are only reserved for paying members. Also, depending on the membership level, you get access to exclusive content and exclusive rights in the community. These benefits will expand and evolve over time.

The levels of the program

The Shiftup Program defines five qualification levels. As a player (or active participant), you can earn points by doing things that we expect from professionals, such as reviewing articles, doing exercises, playing (serious) games, participating in meetups, watching videos, and much more.

You can pick which level is more interesting and where you want to start.

Qualified Agility & Innovation Beginner (QAIB)
Level 1 – approx. 2 days of effort
Objectives and levels here

Qualified Agility & Innovation Advancer (QAIA)
Level 2 – approx. 5 days of effort
Objectives and levels here

Qualified Agility & Innovation Professional (QAIP)
Level 3 – approx. 10 days of effort
Objectives and levels here

Qualified Agility & Innovation Expert (QAIE) (planned)
Level 4 – approx. 20 days of effort

Qualified Agility & Innovation Master (QAIM) (planned)
Level 5 – approx. 50 days of effort

How
to Start?

To start in the Qualification Program you just need to pick one of the following activities, complete it and then use the link in the Report Evaluation column to offer you input on it.

You can also submit interesting content (articles, exercises, meetups, podcasts, slides, videos, webinars) to collect points and continue progressing.

Remember that you can start the program as a free member but for additional benefits, you need to get your Explorer or Facilitator membership from our web shop.

**The easiest way to start is to read any article from this list and then use the link in the Report Evaluation column to offer you input on it.

***If you are already a player, you can check your points here.