Leading with Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation

Cultivating the Workforce of the Future by Igniting Creativity

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

This Leading with Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation training course is designed for managers who want to encourage more creativity and innovation in their own teams, colleagues and organizations. The training course gives delegates a practical understanding of innovation management theories, and the principles of design thinking, so they can contribute to the analysis, planning and building of new products and services And, they will learn the methods to help their teams to explore; greater levels of personal curiosity, networking, teamwork, collaborative working, risk - and the use of agile methods to improve project working. Together, promoting the attitudes and work habits needed in any organization that seeks more creative working, change and innovation.

This training course will highlight:

  • The challenge of change – understanding why organizations need to innovate.
  • The principles of design thinking, and the use of critical thinking, to discover problems.
  • Innovation strategy, planning tools and developing the business canvas.
  • Encouraging creative practice, debates, conflicts, risks and failing fast.
  • Open innovation – maximizing valuable relationships to deliver new initiatives.
  • Managing self and others – avoiding procrastination and promoting productivity.
  • Practical steps and take-aways – leading conversations to start innovating.

Course details

At the end of this training course, successful delegates will learn how to:

  • Add to the organizational debates of changes and innovation.
  • Prepare business models and outline plans for new business initiatives.
  • Encourage objectivity, creative thinking and collaborative working practices.
  • Use management methods that promote open debates and generate ideas.
  • Promote lean and agile work habits, that delivers innovation results faster.

This training course is designed for active and motivated managers who are willing to contribute to business conversation. In a confidential and professional setting, where debate is encouraged and respected, they are expected to bring their own thoughts to the discussions on challenges and opportunities we face. Those that contribute and engage fully in material and team exercises will gain the most.

The training course will blend  learning formats that will stimulate and stretch participants, including simple tests, formal seminar style presentations from trainer structured and informal discussions, along with solo work, group exercises and case studies, to allow the time to encourage critical thinking and reflection. Workshops and content will use a mix of printed material, slides and videos.

Participants will gain the ability to think strategically about innovation and creativity, and improve their management skills. The organization will benefit as successful participants will be able to:

  • Contribute to critical thinking, debates and plans for innovation and change initiatives.
  • Build practical everyday work habits and processes that deliver innovation.
  • Support team members and colleagues to use creative ideas in their work.
  • Encourage more networking, relationships and conversations to promote new ideas.
  • Create credible canvas discussions that can help explore new business models.

This training course offers substantial professional development opportunities for the individual to improve their careers. Participants will personally benefit from:

  • Gaining more confidence in discussing innovation and change with senior colleagues.
  • Becoming recognized as one of the organization’s champions of innovation.
  • Increasing their range of senior executive leadership abilities and skills.
  • Obtaining insights into their own creative capabilities and self-management.
  • Appreciating how innovation impacts across industries, cultures and organizations.

This training course is designed broadly for a range of talented managers across the organization who are expected to be involved in new products, services and processes and who are being tasked to drive change and new ways of working..

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers tasked with driving new products, services and processes.
  • Commercial, technical (it) or operational areas involved in change projects.
  • Professionals advising on innovation projects (e.g., lawyers, accountants, HR)
  • General managers involved in business development, sales and customer service.
  • Managers promoting change and wanting to build more creativity in their teams.

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
 The Innovation Challenge – Leading in Times of Uncertainty.
  • Why Innovation? Organizational Change And Leadership in Context.
  • Understanding Innovation Horizons, Oceans and Funnels.
  • Sensing And Responding to Trends and Changes In Our Environment.
  • Classic Environmental Scanning Tools and Methods of Analysis
  • Traditional R&D And Product Life Cycles
DAY 2:
 The Business Challenge – Moving Away From Comfort
  • Systems Thinking +Thinking Fast and Slow + Design Thinking.
  • The Business Case Essentials – Corporate Intrapreneurship.
  • Developing and Challenging The Business Model.
  • Lean Strategy and Agile Methods.
  • Building, Testing, Learning And Failing Fast.
DAY 3:
The Creative Challenge – Encouraging Risk And New Ideas
  • The Creative Process: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
  • Creative Teams, Creative Culture – And Creative Conflicts.
  • Ways to Encourage More Creative Work and Better Meetings.
  • Encouraging The Deep Work and Avoiding Procrastination and Bureaucracy.
  • Open Innovation – Using Alliances, Networks, Suppliers And Partners To Innovate.
DAY 4:
The Leadership Challenge – Developing Talent and Delivering Results.
  • Understanding Personality and Our Style of Leadership.
  • The Leader As Servant – Being Adaptive and Authentic.
  • The Art of Persuasion – Selling Your Ideas.
  • Talent Management – Recruiting The Team and Raising Competencies.
  • Improving Performance And Attitudes – The Use of Coaching and Feedback
DAY 5:
The Productive Challenge – Taking The Next Steps.
  • Incremental Gains: Making Small Changes That Make A Big Difference.
  • Project Management – Balancing Risks and Innovation Measures.
  • Learning From Successful Organizations.
  • From Good Organization To Great Organization.
  • Your Innovation Leadership and Direction.

Professional certificate & Accreditation

In this KC Academy Leading with Critical Thinking, Creativity & Innovation training course, you will discover how to build and expand your creative abilities and those of your team.

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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20-24 May 2024
Fee: $5,950
Online streaming
08-12 Jul 2024
Fee: $3,950
08-12 Jul 2024
Fee: $5,950
02-06 Sep 2024
Fee: $5,950
21-25 Oct 2024
Fee: $5,950
Online streaming
25-29 Nov 2024
Fee: $3,950
25-29 Nov 2024
Fee: $5,950
02-06 Dec 2024
Fee: $5,950
09-13 Dec 2024
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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