ISO 56001 Lead Auditor – Pilot

Learn the necessary innovation management knowledge to become an ISO 56001 Lead Auditor.

This program provides the fundamental knowledge, methods, and tools you need to perform and lead audits according to ISO 56001.

The new certifiable standard, ISO 56001 Innovation management system – Requirements, can be used by all kinds of organizations, large and small, private and public, in any sector, to build an innovation management system and demonstrate compliance with the standard’s requirements. If you want to learn how to perform any kind of innovation management audit, this program is for you!

The training program provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform first-, second-, and third-party audits of innovation management systems against ISO 56001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

The program offers a hybrid learning experience, combining self-paced studies, including Ainno, your AI-powered training assistant, at our content-rich learning portal with expert-led online sessions and workshops. This allows you to learn at your own pace while benefiting from guidance, interaction, and networking.

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Upon enrollment, you get instant access to our learning portal, Amplify Academy, a cloud-based learning management system that contains everything you need for the self-paced part of the program.

Target audience

The program is aimed at:

  • Auditors seeking to expand their existing audit skills to include the discipline-specific knowledge necessary to perform and lead audits according to ISO 56001 Innovation management system – Requirements.
  • Leaders, managers, and consultants seeking to prepare for and contribute to an innovation management system audit.

Learning objectives

After completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose, benefits, and content of an innovation management system, including the requirements of ISO 56001, definitions and principles of ISO 56000, and guidance of ISO 56002.
  • Understand how innovation management differs from other management disciplines, such as quality and environmental management, and its implications for auditing.
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 56001 in the context of an innovation management system audit.
  • Plan, conduct, lead, report, and follow-up an audit of an innovation management system (within an audit program) to establish conformity with ISO 56001, in accordance with ISO 19011, ISO 17021-1, and the guidelines of ISO 56002.


Knowledge of management systems auditing, including audit principles, programs, and processes, which may be gained through a general lead auditor training program or equivalent.

Practical experience as first-, second-, or third-party auditor and/or lead auditor of management systems, such as quality and environmental management systems.

Program overview

The program covers the fundamentals of systematic innovation management, the requirements of the ISO 56001 Innovation management system standard, and how to interpret and evaluate the subject-specific requirements. The program does not cover general auditing or lead auditing skills.

Program content

The program is built on the following 12 multi-modal learning modules:

  • Systematic innovation management
  • Defining innovation
  • Innovation management principles
  • Innovation management system
  • Developing deep insights
  • Designing innovation processes
  • Crafting innovation strategies
  • Adapting structures
  • Engaging top management
  • Leading innovation efforts
  • Fostering innovation culture
  • Assessing innovation performance

You can learn on any device at your own pace in bite-sized steps. Each module is divided into 10-12 lessons, making it easy to focus on what is relevant to you.

Part two of the program focuses on interpreting and evaluating the subject-specific requirements of ISO 56001.

About the content

Amplify has trained thousands of leaders and innovation management professionals.

The main content is produced by Amplify and includes original videos and slide shows, interactive dialogues and charts, and downloadable guides and tools. All modules have cases with examples from different organizations, situation-specific guides with recommended actions, questions for individual and team reflections, summaries of key takeaways, and knowledge tests.

Most lessons end with a “Learn more” section with optional external content for deeper learning based on your interests. We have based all content on the latest practices, leading research findings, and international standards.

Program outline

The program blends live online sessions with online self-paced studies. The online learning modules are the foundation of the program and prepare you for the expert-led online live sessions and workshops. The program duration is approximately two months, with live sessions outlined as follows:

  • Session #1: Kick-off and introduction to ISO 56001 auditing (1 hour live online)
  • Session #2: Fundamentals of systematic innovation management (2 hours live online)
  • Session #3: Uncertainty & insights (2 hours live online)
  • Session #4: Strategy & processes (2 hours live online)
  • Session #5: Leadership & culture (2 hours live online)
  • Session #6: Workshops on the interpretation and evaluation of requirements (two half days online live workshops)

The total study time is about 50-70 hours.

A learning portal, Amplify Academy, is available for all participants for 12 months to facilitate continuous and long-term learning and serves as your knowledge resource and hub for all program activities and communications.

Through this curriculum, we aim to maximize your learning experience and satisfy different learning styles by delivering the content through a mix of self-studies, discussions, assignments, tools, and case studies. During the program, you will meet people in your situation and thus build fruitful relationships and networks.

Program language

The program language is English in both the self-paced part and expert-led sessions.


Participants will receive an Amplify certificate of completion after passing an online exam and attending the final workshop sessions.

The program will also prepare participants for personal certification as innovation management professionals.

About the experts

Gunnar Storfeldt and Magnus Karlsson are your guides throughout the program. They are senior innovation management experts and partners at Amplify, a consulting and training company based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have over 20 years of international experience in practice, research, and standardization of innovation management. Gunnar and Magnus have supported hundreds of private and public organizations and worked with thousands of leaders and innovation management professionals. They will share that experience with you!

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Self-paced and expert-led learning Self-paced and expert-led learning
50-70 hours of self-paced study time 50-70 hours of self-paced study time
5 live online sessions and 2 half-days live online workshops over totally 3 months 5 live online sessions and 2 half-days live online workshops over totally 3 months
For experienced management system standards auditors For experienced management system standards auditors
English English
Pilot fee: 1500 Euros (Regular fee: 3500 Euros) per participant + VAT Pilot fee: 1500 Euros (Regular fee: 3500 Euros) per participant + VAT


Create an immediate impact through new value creation, and raise your sustainable innovation performance with professional capabilities.

Innovation activities must be treated as any other mission-critical activity. It’s about knowing how and when to do it – but also when not to innovate. Build a strong professional foundation using a proactive and systematic way of working.