Graduate Certificate in Implementing and Evaluating Innovation, Change and Learning

Graduate Certificate in Implementing and Evaluating Innovation, Change and Learning

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Applications Open: 16 April 2024

Applications Close: 15 October 2024

Next Available Intake: January 2025

Programme Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Implementing and Evaluating Innovation, Change and Learning (GCIEX) is a 15-credit unit, 16-week programme comprising two courses focusing on implementing change intervention, analysing intervention outcomes and stakeholder feedback, and learning through self-reflection and experience.

Programme Highlights

This Graduate Certificate offers learners the opportunity to implement change intervention guided by dialogue and feedback from peers and industry mentors, critically reflect on their experience as change agents, and appraise their stances on leadership, learning, innovation and change. 

Graduates of the GCIEX will have first-hand experience of delving methodically into an organisational issue for which some actions carry the potential for positive change and impact, setting the planned action in motion, and evaluating it from a variety of angles and perspectives. They will discover their biases, inclinations and strengths when leading change and extract lessons from the experience. 

The Graduate Certificate in Implementing and Evaluating Innovation, Change and Learning is a core certificate of the Master in Boundary-Crossing Learning and Leadership (MBX) programme, and stackable towards that qualification. 

Find out more about the MBX here.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes across the three courses within this programme are as follows:

  • Construct their own theoretical framing of cross-boundary learning and innovation

  • Critique their cross-boundary change work

  • Evaluate the fit for purpose of a range of interventions

  • Analyse feedback from diverse sources

  • Formulate and deliver constructive feedback

  • Design support for others in leading, designing and implementing change

  • Create a supportive learning and innovation community

Programme Schedule

The programme is offered in both the January and July semesters. The course dates for July 2024 and January 2025 semester are provided below: 


Jul 2024 Semester
BXL611Implementing Cross Boundary Change

17 Aug (8.30am - 12.30pm)
07 Sep (8.30am - 12.30pm)
28 Sep (8.30am - 12:30pm)
26 Oct  (8:30am - 5:30pm)

BXL612Leader as Change Agent12 Oct  (8.30am - 5.30pm)
19 Oct  (8.30am - 5.30pm)
02 Nov (8.30am - 5.30pm)

Jan 2025 Semester
Implementing Cross Boundary Change

18 Jan (8.30am - 12.30pm)
08 Feb (8.30am - 12.30pm)
01 Mar (8.30am - 12:30pm)
29 Mar  (8:30am - 5:30pm)

Leader as Change Agent08 Mar (8.30am - 5.30pm)
15 Mar (8.30am - 5.30pm)
05 Apr (8.30am - 5.30pm)

Programme Structure

The programme will be conducted within a semester (4 months). 

Find out more on the admission eligibility criteria

The Graduate Certificate consists of 2 courses.

BXL611: Implementing Cross Boundary Change

In this course, learners will review their proposal developed in GCLBX. Once necessary approvals from relevant stakeholders have been obtained, learners will implement the proposal over the period of two courses. Online and physical face-to-face dialogue and feedback from peers and mentor will be a constant feature of implementation. Learners will keep a reflexive account of the implementation process which will provide information and data for their write up of the implementation. This write up, along with short written feedback from selected stakeholders, will form the basis of assessment.

BXL612: Leader as Change Agent

This course looks back on the learner’s journey and forward to the future. An important aspect of leadership is effective use of and reflection on feedback. For these reasons, a key feature of this course is for learners to curate a feedback dialogue with invited selected stakeholders to share with the cohort, their experience of the implementation. Together, the group will critically analyse the feedback and discuss lessons learnt (for all involved in the discussion). 

Learners will surface and advance their stances on leadership, learning, innovation and change. Using their own and peers’ experiences, learners will critically analyse the different interventions, and the appropriateness of diverse forms of data and their analysis for both design and evaluation purposes. From this range of feedback from multiple sources, learners will strategise their next steps forward in their own development. This will contribute to their assessment for this course, along with the writing of a guide on change leadership for their selected audience. An alternative assessment for those who select it, will be writing a manuscript for submission to an academic publication.

Entry Requirements


  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university

  • Have at least 2 years of working experience

  • Obtained Graduate Certificate in Leading Learning, Innovation and Change Across Boundaries


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that meets the English Language Proficiency Requirements (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English

* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].

Refer here for SUSS's Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements.

Fees and Funding

Prices displayed are inclusive of GST. IAL reserves the right to adjust the programme fees below without prior notice.

Application Fee

Full Programme Fee
Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Funding

(for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) 

Nett Fee after SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

(for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above)

S$ 65.40 w 9% GST*
(One-time Fee)

S$ 8,632.80 w 9% GST*

S$ 2,589.84 w 9% GST*

S$ 1,005.84 w 9% GST*

*With effect from 1 January 2024, applicants will be subjected to the 9% GST rate. 

^SkillsFuture Funding and SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

  • For each module, you must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass assessments.
  • For companies with a contract with IAL, full payment of the course fees shall be made to IAL within the 30 days credit term from the date of invoice.
  • For more information on MCES, click here.

Mandatory e-Attendance via Singpass App from 1 October 2023

    • Singaporean Citizens/Permanent Residents are required to set up your Singpass account and download the Singpass App prior to course commencement.
    • Learners will have to submit a reschedule request, with an applicable fee, if they are unable to do so.
    • Please be present in class (physical and online) 15 minutes before the scheduled lesson time on the actual day and have the following ready:
      1. Smart device (e.g., smartphone or iPad) with a functioning camera, 
      2. Singpass mobile app installed on the smart device, 
      3. Login credentials for the Singpass App. 


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