Complete Innovation Skills Master Class
What you'll learn
- How to Lead Innovation - Best practices and methods
- How to Build a Culture of Innovation
- How to run an Innovation Audit
- Key Leadership Skills and Attributes
- What is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and how to use it.
- How to set goals, metrics and KPIs
- Managing the Innovation Pipeline
- What is impeding innovation in your business today
- Best Practices in Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing
- What is Design Thinking and How to run a Design Sprint
- How to use the Business Model Canvas
- No prerequisites
Every organisation needs innovation and needs people trained in innovation. This Master Class gives you the skills, attributes and methods that equip you to become a leader of innovation. It covers all the essential actions to transform your organization into an innovation dynamo. It covers theory and practice. It explains the key concepts of innovation and gives you practical, comprehensive and up to date guidance. The course includes exercises and assignments so that you can develop your skills by practising. It is ideal for leaders and those who aspire to become leaders. Have you been asked to improve innovation in your department? If so this course is what you need. It applies in all sectors for people who want to learn how to make their organizations much more innovative, entrepreneurial, agile and successful.
You will learn:
How to assess what is impeding innovation today.
How to set a vision for innovation.
What goals and metrics to use.
How to build a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship.
What is Design Thinking and what is a Design Sprint.
How to use the Business Model Canvas
What is a minimum viable product and how to exploit it.
How to change a culture which is risk averse.
How to encourage experimentation and risk-taking.
How to overcome customer resistance to change.
How to make a suggestions system succeed.
How to run ideation sessions which deliver radical and effective ideas.
What are open innovation and crowdsourcing and how to use them.
How to manage risk.
How and why to set up innovation centres or incubators.
The mix of skills needed in an innovation team.
Who this course is for:
- Leaders and business professionals with leadership ambitions.
Paul Sloane gained a first class Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. He came top of Sales School at IBM. He went on to become a Marketing Director, Managing Director and CEO of software companies. He has written over 20 books which have sold over 2 million copies in total. His most popular books are entitled:
How to Be a Brilliant Thinker
The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills
Think like an Innovator
Lateral Thinking Puzzlers.
Paul runs leadership, lateral thinking and innovation master classes with top corporations around the world. Clients for his talks and workshops include Nike, Unilever and Microsoft. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, Lancaster University, Henley Business School and the Mumbai Institute of Technology. His Tedx talk is available on Youtube. It is entitled 'Are your Open-Minded?' He is a facilitator at Bracknell Careers Springboard where he helps job-seekers get back into work.
He has over 40,000 followers on Twitter - @paulsloane