Managing Teams for Innovation
and Success

Shaping Powerful Interpersonal Relationship Skills

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

Do you need effective team management and innovation in your company with actionable strategies, experiential team-based simulations, and design thinking? The Managing Teams for Innovation and Success training course takes a holistic approach to every phase of teams: creating, managing, and leading them. Excellent teams can stimulate creativity and innovation, make an organization more adaptive to market forces, and drive breakthrough results.

In this training course, participants will explore evidence-based research and discover the fundamentals of team building. They will learn how to leverage diversity, stimulate engagement, influence others without authority, harness collective intelligence, and implement change. They will use design thinking principles to foster team innovation.

This training course will highlight:

  • Creating an agenda of creativity and innovation to meet new challenges
  • Creating value to the organisation through competitive productivity
  • Managing conflict constructively and fostering a collaborative culture
  • Building a management blueprint to enhance your professional reputation
  • Being proactive to lead and initiative action

Course details

By the end of this training seminar, you will be able to:

  • Accelerate team innovation using design thinking principles
  • Identify and communicate manager and team member roles
  • Learn methodologies to manage the complexities of group dynamics, including decision-making, power, and conflict.
  • Manage conflicts & apply interpersonal strategies that will generate productive outcomes
  • Synthesize proposals to construct an agenda for future personal leadership development

 This training course will be delivered by a recognised world-class professional and will include a range of lively and interactive training methods, including exercises, role plays, case studies, practice sessions and group discussions. The learning experience will be grounded on instructor-led presentations that highlight key issues to focus on and supported by a reference manual containing examples of best practice.

Participants will make presentations and receive personal feedback on their performance. Discussions will enable participants to share their own experiences with the rest of the group. Using the most up to date world-class materials, the instructor will take delegates through a journey of learning new skills and give them the confidence to use these skills on their return to their duties.

  •  Increased competitiveness by increasing the value of your product or service.
  • Greater customer loyalty through building trust and developing your reputation.
  • Smoother operations through improved business processes.
  • More effective employees through involving them with innovation and empowering them to make a difference in your organization.
  • Ensuring that creativity becomes a useful tool in all areas of the organisation
  • Employee engagement, retention and future sustainability

  • Develop skills to overcome barriers to thinking creatively
  • Improve problem solving and analytical skills
  • Enhanced performance and results through creative thinking
  • Break down conventional barriers to analysis and idea generation
  • Businesses and employees that don't change risk being left behind.
  • Engagement by putting the power of innovation to work.

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

  • Professionals at all levels seeking to improve their team management skills
  • Professionals wishing to enhance their creativity and innovation techniques
  • Employees identified as ‘high potential’ or ‘fast track’ management candidates
  • Those interested in improving innovation for future success
  • Managers concerned with competitive advantage and sustainability
  • Those responsible for developing and implementing innovation, initiating and managing change, improving operational performance, creating and leading high performance teams and demonstrating empowering leadership

Daily Agenda

DAY 1 :
What is Creativity and Innovation and Why are they Important? 
  • How our thinking works in respect of creativity and innovation
  • Difference between vertical and lateral approaches
  • Apply the more fluid style to the left and right hemispheres of the brain
  • Recognise and cope with obstacles to creativity in the mind
  • Understand the limitations and applications of conventional problem solving
  • Ensure that creativity becomes a useful tool for day to day problem solving.
DAY 2:
Learn Creative Thinking Tools:
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind-mapping
  • Bisociation, Metaphorical thinking & Rule Reversal.
  • Gaining the Full Benefits of Continuous Improvement
  • Six Thinking Hats
DAY 3:
Adding Value through Relationship Awareness
  • Micro political conflict in organisations
  • Personality traits, behaviours and conflict management
  • Relationship Awareness Theory
  • Managing without confrontation
  • Preparing for effective negotiating
  • Generating Productive Outcomes
DAY 4:
Harnessing Diversity and Creativity in the Team
  • Valuing diversity: working with global, culturally diverse teams
  • The value proposition afforded by High Performing Teams
  • Avoiding dysfunctional performance
  • Grounded theory: needs analysis evaluation of current performance
  • Harnessing diversity for productive outcomes
  • Aligning purpose, productivity and profitability
DAY 5:
Leading with Initiative: Being Proactive
  • Being proactive and capitalizing on opportunity
  • Leading from where you are in the organisation
  • Emotional Intelligence and outcomes
  • Leadership styles and organisational climate
  • Building Trust

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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17-21 Jun 2024
Fee: $5,950
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04-08 Nov 2024
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