Innovation for Results

Leveraging Creativity and Innovation to Drive Business Success

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

This Innovation for Results training course is designed to provide leaders and mangers with the skills and insights they need to create a results-focused innovation culture for their teams, for their business units or for the entire organisation. In the 21st century, the ability to innovate is not merely a ‘nice to have’, but an essential prerequisite for remaining relevant and competitive. Yet around half of all innovation efforts fail to add genuine value to the organisation, and the main cause usually lies with two underlying issues: either the innovation effort isn’t aligned with the goals and objectives of the business, or the execution fails to deliver against the required standards.

In this intense 5-day training course, leaders and managers will discover tools, techniques and approaches that will help them harness the immense power of creativity and innovativeness. They will learn how to drive powerful, game-changing solutions to business challenges, foster a culture of agility and problem-solving, and unlock the vast potential for creativity and innovation that resides within their employee base.

This Innovation for Results training course will highlight:

  • What innovation and creativity really is – and why it is essential to remain relevant
  • How to drive breakthrough-innovations for business results
  • The innovation roadmap - from ideation to application
  • Methods for unlocking the creative power that lies within your organisation
  • How to tap into your own ‘Innovator’s DNA’

Course details

At the end of this Innovation for Results training course, you will have learned how to:

  • Generate the conditions that unlock your people’s creativity
  • Apply leadership behaviours that lead to game-changing innovation
  • Discover approaches for generating ideation and blue-sky thinking
  • Learn problem-solving and decision-making techniques
  • Drive a customer-centric approach to innovation

This Innovation for Results training course utilises a blended learning approach, and it employs a variety of adult learning techniques such as action learning, group discussions, video case studies and self-reflection exercises. The resulting variety helps delegates to stay engaged throughout the training course, feel challenged and draw quick wins for their own development. It also ensures delegates will receive opportunities to link their learning to the real-world challenges they face back in the workplace

Organisations of those who attend this Innovation for Results training course will benefit in a number of ways:

  • Increased competitiveness and ability to achieve results
  • Leveraging innovation to drive business outcomes
  • Ability to generate innovative, customer-centric solutions
  • Higher staff engagement and productivity
  • Managers and leaders who know how to unlock the innovative potential of your employees
  • Increased potential for differentiation and unique positioning

Attendees of this Innovation for Results training course will benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Enhanced career prospects due to higher ability to create value for the organisation
  • Successfully unlock innovation and creativity in your team
  • Learn about ideation, solution-generation and solution-selling
  • Discover approaches to solve problems and reach effective decisions
  • Become a leader / manager who helps propel the organisation forward
  • Begin to build your reputation as an innovative game-changer

This Innovation for Results training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers and Leaders at all levels
  • Client Relationship Managers
  • Operational, Technical and Product Managers
  • HR / L&D Managers
  • Team, Functional and Divisional Leaders
  • Individuals tasked with driving innovation

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Creating the Foundation for a Culture of Innovation
  • What is innovation? What is creativity?
  • Innovation and the modern organisation
  • Leadership styles and their impact on innovation
  • The Leader as Innovation Gatekeeper
  • Leveraging diversity and multiple perspectives
  • Managing Creative People
  • Giving Effective Feedback
DAY 2:
Techniques for Unlocking Innovation and Creative Thinking
  • Fostering Psychological Safety
  • Ideation, Experimentation and Trial
  • Techniques for getting to the root of the challenge
  • Approaches for generating options and solutions
  • Innovation and Decision Making
  • Coaching as a tool to drive innovation
DAY 3:
Delivering Client-Centric Innovation
  • The role of innovation in solving client problems
  • Overcoming barriers to client-centric innovation
  • Game-changers: how innovation drives organisational success
  • Innovation Management
  • Disruptive versus Incremental Innovation
  • Viability, Practicality and Scalability
DAY 4:
Agile Innovation
  • What is ‘agile’?
  • Linear and sequential innovation
  • Building agile innovation routines
  • Sprints and Scrums
  • Bringing the ‘Fall Forward Fast’ mantra to life
  • The Systemic Loop
  • Agile Innovation Evaluation
DAY 5:
Championing Innovation and Creativity
  • Who needs to know?
  • Overcoming top-down bureaucratic barriers to innovation
  • Generating Buy-In and Selling Your Ideas
  • Building Your Coalition
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Breaking Down Silos
  • Course conclusion and next steps

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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