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Innovation Leadership for Non-Technical Leaders


  • Virtual Program: Three 3-hour Sessions — delivered over 3 weeks

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, innovation is the key to staying competitive and driving growth. Designed specifically for non-technical leaders, our Innovation Leadership for Non-Technical Leaders course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to cultivate a culture of innovation. Over the span of three dynamic sessions, participants will learn how to create an environment that fosters creativity and encourages the generation of new ideas.

In the first session, Creating an Innovation Culture, we explore the benefits of an innovation mindset and discover the drivers that fuel innovation. You will gain insights into the key characteristics of an innovation culture and learn how to establish the necessary systems and structures to promote it. As change agents, participants will understand their pivotal role in supporting risk-taking behaviors and modeling innovation through their own actions.

The second and third sessions delve into the transformative power of Design Thinking. You will learn how to adopt a user-centric approach and develop innovative solutions that meet the genuine needs of your customers. Through hands-on exercises and customer interactions, you will gain practical experience in empathizing with customers, generating a multitude of ideas, and rapidly prototyping their solutions. By the end of the course, participants will have the tools and mindset necessary to drive innovation, embrace new ways of thinking, and create a positive impact within their teams and organizations.

Join us on this journey to unlock your innovation leadership potential and ignite a culture of innovation.

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Designed specifically for non-technical leaders, our Innovation Leadership for Non-Technical Leaders course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to cultivate a culture of innovation. Over the span of three dynamic sessions, participants will learn how to create an environment that fosters creativity and encourages the generation of new ideas.


Program Components

  • Virtual Program (9 learning hours delivered over 3 weeks)
  • Three Virtual Learning Sessions
    • Creating an Innovation Culture (3 hours)
    • Design Thinking Part I (3 hours)
    • Design Thinking Part II (3 hours

Session 1: Creating an Innovation Culture (3 hours)

A culture of Innovation is an environment that fosters and encourages creativity and new ideas. To be successful in nurturing the creative potential of employees, the right climate, systems and structures must be in place.

Topics:

  • Benefits of an innovation mindset
  • Drivers of Innovation
  • Key characteristics of an Innovation Culture
  • Systems and structures to promote an Innovation Culture
  • Your role as leaders and change agents

Key Takeaway:

  • Learn the importance of supporting and encouraging risk taking behavior
  • Create an environment that allows people to create, ideate, develop and successfully implement breakthrough ideas
  • Understand the interpersonal dynamics that encourage people’s creativity and increase the chance that it results in new ways of creating value
  • Learn how to role model innovation behaviors and practices

Session 2: Design Thinking Part I (3 hours)

The ability to successfully innovate starts with a change in mindset. Design Thinking is a fun and powerful innovation approach that teaches you how to quickly create viable, user-centric solutions. This Design Thinking workshop is a hands-on, interactive experience applying the Design Thinking framework WITH your customers so you can ensure you develop solutions that meet their true needs.

Topics:

  • Apply the Design Thinking approach to create an innovative solution for your customer
  • Experience the Design Thinking approach as a customer by working side by side with your designer

Key Takeaway:

  • Learn how to empathize with customers/ target audience
  • Learn tools and techniques to generate as many ideas as possible
  • Experience a hands-on experiment with a new mindset of human-centered design

Session 3: Design Thinking Part II (3 hours)

Building on the knowledge gained in Part I, this session delves deeper into the Design Thinking framework, methods, and mindsets. Participants will learn techniques for engaging with customers, conducting interviews, and creating journey maps to gain deep insights. They will explore how to translate these insights into innovative ideas and the importance of rapid prototyping. Through collaborative exercises, participants will experience design work from both the perspective of a designer and a recipient of design. They will develop a positive attitude towards new ways of thinking and learning.

Topics:

  • Describe the Design Thinking framework, methods and mindsets
  • Engaging with customers for deep insights
  • How to prepare and conduct a customer interview
  • Describe the basics of a journey map
  • Translate insights and observations into ideas

Key Takeaway:

  • Understand the benefits of rapid prototyping
  • Work with a partner to experience how design work feels as a designer and as a recipient of a design
  • Experience how working quickly while listening deeply to customers results in new ideas that are welcomed by the customer
  • Form a positive attitude about and openness to new ways to think and learn

For full program details, view the brochure or contact info@corpedgroup.com.

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