To maintain a leadership position, companies need to be continuously proactive in exploring new opportunities for innovation. This requires both leadership and the evolution of an innovation culture within organizations. As a first line manager, you will be asked to contribute to improving the business, and to implementing new technologies, new processes, and new management practices.
You will also want to promote innovation in your team to encourage creative thinking and new ideas. This course introduces innovation processes, and the management skills and knowledge required to support creative thinking, promote suggestion schemes, and manage small scale innovation and improvement in your team.
- Suitable For: First-line and Middle Managers
- Course Duration: 20 Hours
- Certification: Download your Certificate on completion
- Additional Resources: Download Learners manual, additional articles and worksheets.
The content of this course comprises the following lessons:
Lesson 1 – Getting Started
Video – Why do we innovate?
SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING INNOVATION
Lesson 2 – Drivers of Innovation
Lesson 3 – Understanding Innovation
Video – What is an Innovation?
Innovation and Creativity – Quiz 1
Lesson 4 – The Environment
SECTION 2: CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION TOOLS
Lesson 5 – Creativity Tools
Video – How to create a Mind Map
Lesson 6 – The 6 Thinking Hats
Video – How to use the 6 Thinking Hats
Lesson 7 – Breakthrough Thinking
Video – How to think outside the box
Lesson 8 – The Innovation Process
SECTION 3: ENABLING CREATIVITY
Video – How to Develop an Idea
Lesson 9 – Reviewing your Effectiveness
Innovation and Creativity – Quiz 2
Lesson 10 – Wrapping-up
Innovation and Creativity – Course Evaluation
CERTIFICATION: DOWNLOAD YOUR CPD CERTIFICATE ON COMPLETION