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Leading Innovation

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About this course

This course is a bespoke Continuing Professional Development course. We will work with you to develop training that will fit your organisation’s needs.  To contact our expert staff to create a bespoke course that is tailor made for you, request a call back. To receive updates about Continuing Professional Development courses, fill out the enquiry form.

‘Leading Innovation supports strategic business growth by combining the expertise of Northumbria’s  internationally renowned School of Design with the UK Business School of the year to both embed capabilities and articulate new value for your organisation’.

This accredited course will be tailored to meet strategic business needs of organisations.

The overall aim of the course is to maximise the potential of participants to develop their ability to champion unique innovation methods and relevant value propositions, enabling their organisation to harness its physical and intellectual resources in new and valuable ways, making the business more efficient and within an increasingly competitive and changing economy.  

The course will introduce unique new innovation tools and methodologies through which participants will develop “stress tested” value propositions that will be applied into the organisation as a driver for business growth, and in addition, releasing the potential of the expertise that resides in the organisation and its individuals.

Ideal participants include senior managers, leaders of business units, business owners, members of executive teams, and functional heads including chief technology officers and chief innovation officers.

 

The course follows the below structure:

  • Initial meetings to identify innovation outcomes that are relevant to your organisation. Establishment of teams of participants.
  • Two-day workshop at Northumbria University.
  • Data gathering for eight weeks. Submission of learning plans for each participant.
  • Two-day workshop at Northumbria University.
  • Development of proposals, and further gathering of data, for eight to twelve weeks.
  • One-day presentations that frame the innovation potential and outline value propositions.
  • Evaluation of proposals, and testing and analysis of data, for eight to twelve weeks.
  • Submission of presentation material and individual learning logs.
  • One-day presentations and final assessment.

It is possible that framing of innovation potential could lead on to further collaborative research and development with Northumbria University.

 

 

 

 

Learn from the Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Our leadership development expertise is founded on 50 years of leadership research. We work with recent graduates, senior managers and executives to build authentic leaders whose resilience and self-awareness enables them to better engage and empower their teams.

Our School of Design covers Industrial, Fashion, Communication and Innovation Design. With alumni including Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, principal designer of the iPad, iPhone and iMac, our design community examines design in the context of use, beauty and social and cultural contexts. Northumbria's School of Design was named one of Europe’s top design schools by US Business Week magazine and has an international reputation for innovation and creativity.

Partners include household names such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Microsoft, Mars, Dunhill, Mulberry, Samsung, Unilever, Phillips, Nike and Intel as well as North East based BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the National Glass Centre.

 

Learning Environment

The learning environment is built around the assumption that participants will have previously completed undergraduate degrees. Group sizes range between 12-24 people.

 

Teaching and Assessment

The sessions at Northumbria University are led by academics with particular expertise in innovation, problem framing and design-led entrepreneurship. The teaching, which covers some unique tools, is tailored to the specific needs of participants as identified in set-up meetings.

The course is accredited for 30 Credits at postgraduate level. Assessment methods will include your final presentation and individual learning log.

 

Your Future

The course will empower you to identify opportunities for pursuing specific types of innovation for your organisation. As such, it closes the gap that often exists between aspiration and execution. Your organisation will be better able to sustain competitive advantage through initiating new processes, products and intellectual property.

Course info

Award Type 30 credits

Delivery Method On campus and telephone conference

Sector Digital, Tech and Creative

Study Mode 4 sessions in all each separated by 7-12 weeks where delegates apply the taught methods into their business

Location Newcastle City Campus, City Campus East

Duration 4 sessions separated by 7-12 weeks

The course will introduce unique new innovation tools and methodologies through which participants will develop “stress tested” value propositions that will be applied into the organisation as a driver for business growth, and in addition, releasing the potential of the expertise that resides in the organisation and its individuals.

3 years+ work experience. Good knowledge of their organisation and mastery of their role within it. (Ideally a good undergraduate degree)

The programme has two major benefits:

1. Participants learn tools and methods to interpret complex and interrelated factors relevant to their business and to frame that complexity to enable value innovation.

2. By applying these methods within the business or organisation delegate teams construct innovative value propositions and roadmap their route to market.

The Programme objectives are:

  • Participants study tools and methods to interpret complex and interrelated factors relevant to their business and to frame that complexity to enable value innovation.
  • By applying these methods within the business or organisation delegate teams construct innovative value propositions and roadmap their route to market.
  • Participants develop their ability to lead effective creative and innovative processes and ensure that their organisations sustain competitive advantage through the application of design thinking to business

 

Dr Stuart English - specialist in creative thinking & innovation methods

Dr Michael Green - expert in leadership

£3,000 per person. Minimum 12 people, Maximum 24 people.

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