Session Five: Evolving Business With Innovation and Creativity

During the final classroom training session, Emerging Leaders Candidates tap into their creative side while learning how to identify and implement new opportunities. Now that you have defined your inner leader; learned how to manage organizational hurdles; and learned how to build a team and then get the most out of that team, you can now focus on driving strategic business objectives and growing market share for your organization.

You will learn to:

  • differentiate between innovation and creativity;
  • infuse creativity into your business processes;
  • use various tools and techniques to open up new possibilities;
  • invoke change leadership; and
  • sustain innovation.

Key take away: Finding new opportunities and taking current results to the next level.

Session Modules

Module 1: Set the Stage for Creativity and Innovation

  • Defining creativity and innovation
  • The manager's role
  • The environment
  • Barriers

Module 2: The Innovation Process

  • Models for innovation
  • Skills and tools
  • Stages of organizational change

Module 3: Moving Innovation Forward/Upward

  • From concept to execution
  • Commitment
  • Sustainability

Pre-Session Assignments

  • Read articles, summaries and/or cases
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Watch videos

Estimated Time Commitment: 2–4 hour

Post-Session Action Planning and Instructor-Facilitated Coaching Session

  • Meet with manager to review what was learned in the session and your action plan
  • Group Coaching Forum #4

Estimated Time Commitment: 2 hours