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Patten University Invitation to Patten Community

We are pleased to announce, as a part of a special Patten University initiative, the opportunity to enroll in one of two Stanford University online courses, with all course fees covered by Patten University for qualifying participants.

Both courses—Achieving Innovation through Inspiration and Business Model Innovation—are taught by Stanford faculty and provide valuable lessons for both professionals and emerging leaders. The self-paced courses are delivered via                                  


You can view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments, and exams at your own pace, online. You also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant. Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive certification in the form of an official and digital Record of Completion from Stanford Online.


In addition, Patten participants will also be invited to attend a live virtual webinar, designed especially for Patten. 


Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis, to the Patten community, at no cost to the individual.

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Business Model Innovation


  • Learn a step-by-step process for designing and redesigning your business model

  • Use the Business Model Architecture framework as a lens to analyze your company’s value drivers, profit models, and company logic

  • Apply real-world examples of companies across industries evolving their business models to stay competitive

  • See the effects of digital transformation on business models

  • Examine the evolution, successes, and challenges of platform-based business models

Achieving Innovation through Inspiration


  • Use simple-yet-powerful tools to "think outside the box" and overcome business bottlenecks

  • Collaborate effectively with your team and generate ideas that drive innovation

  • Apply strategies for continuously filling your "Innovation Funnel" with great ideas

  • Increase your likelihood of delivering breakthrough solutions, goods or services

To learn more about these Stanford courses, please visit our Patten page on Stanford Online

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