• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
  • Price:

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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

  • English writing/reading proficiency (required)
  • General knowledge of business processes (recommended)

About this course

Go beyond just an individual new product, service and/or business model initiative to build a culture of innovation.

This course will help you identify the organizational barriers to innovation and provide you with the tools to assess your innovation readiness. You will learn new skills, capabilities and strategies that will help you to drive innovation in your team or organization. Through case studies and interactive exercises, you will develop skills in creating organizational cultures and structures that support innovation, build capacity and resources in your team and organization for innovation and examine your role as an innovation leader who empowers champions of innovation.

The course concludes by discussing the importance of ensuring that innovation is purposeful and that it creates economic and social value.

What you'll learn

  • The components required to build innovation as a capability,
  • How to set innovation strategy and build capacity and resources for innovation,
  • Barriers to innovation/innovation readiness,
  • How to manage organizational change resulting from innovation,
  • Designing and managing organizational structures, cultures and leadership for innovation,
  • How to ensure innovation is value based.

Week 1: Innovation capacity and capability
Introduce the core concepts and explain how they are applied by exceptional organizations

Week 2: Innovation enablers and barriers
Evaluate the barriers to innovation and discuss how organizations can get ready to innovate

Week 3: Building innovation capability in individuals
Introduce the concept of intrapreneurs and explain how organizations can motivate and reward them

Week 4: Institutional entrepreneurship
Introduce the concept of institutional entrepreneurs and explore the skills and processes needed to create change in institutions

Week 5: Innovating lean
Discuss how organizations can build lean and experimental approaches into their innovation architecture

Week 6: Structuring for innovation
Explore the different organizational structures and aspect of collaboration that support innovation processes

Week 7: Culture as strategic advantage
Creating and sustaining an innovation culture for strategic advantage

Week 8: Leading creative, problem-solving teams
Analyze the leadership styles needed to lead creative and problem-solving teams

Week 9: Innovation leadership for a changing world
Building the leadership capacity for connecting innovation with community wellbeing

Week 10: Vertical leadership development
Understand the personal and social change required to lead innovation in complex environments

Meet your instructors

Martie-Louise Verreynne
Professor
The University of Queensland

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