This program provides an overview of what it takes to establish and manage a sustainable ’innovation engine’ in your organisation.
Innovation has been at the top of the agenda for decades. But it is just recently that a genuinely professional view on this crucial discipline has gained momentum. Both private and public organisations are now beginning to manage innovation more professionally.
At the core of these efforts are Innovation Management Professionals – the people responsible for developing and deploying a proactive and systematic approach to innovation.
If you plan to pursue a career as an Innovation Management Professional, this training program is the perfect start.
It gives you the foundation for the job and the necessary knowledge about the tools, processes and systems needed to manage innovation professionally.
The primary target audience are Innovation Management Professionals who either are new in their role and need a solid foundation for a successful start, or experienced individuals with a need to further develop their skills and possibly pursue a personal certification.
The common theme throughout the program is based on the eight principles for innovation management:
• Realisation of value
• Future-focused leaders
• Strategic direction
• Promoting culture
• Exploiting insights
• Managing uncertainty
• Adaptable structures
• Systems approach
These principles are viewed in the context of an Innovation Management System – in accordance to ISO 56002:2019 – and learned from an Innovation Management Professional’s perspective.
To enhance the content and make it relevant for personal certification, the official Body of Knowledge for Innovation Management Professionals is as a primary source of knowledge.
We aim to maximize the learning experience and satisfy different learning styles by delivering the content through a mix of webinars, lectures, discussions, assignments, exercises and case studies. During the program, you will also meet people in the same situation as yourself and thus build fruitful relationships.
The program duration is 7-8 calendar weeks with activities outlined as follows:
Week 1: Self-studies and webinar 1 (1.5 hours)
Week 2: Self-studies and assignments
Week 3: Webinar 2 (1.5 hours)
Week 4: Self-studies and assignments
Week 5: Webinar 3 (1.5 hours)
Week 6: Self-studies and assignments
Week 7: Face-to-face classroom training (2 days)
Theories for the eight principles of innovation management are covered in three webinars, while the face-to-face sessions focus more on practical application.
A learning portal is also made available for all participants during the program and three months thereafter, to facilitate self-studies and serve as the hub for all program activities and communications.