Continuing Professional Development Leading Innovation for Impact - face-to-face delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
One day
face-to-face delivery

Page last updated 9 August 2022


At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.  We have a range of programmes covering a wide range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others.  Our programmes are delivered by experienced practitioners and academics, who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.

Programme introduction

Innovation management remains a key feature of any organisational strategy, regardless of whether it is explicitly defined or not, and increasingly, it is a skillset that is in demand in the contemporary work environment.  An effective introduction of innovation requires the ability to challenge the status quo; cultivate the creative potential of the workforce; and most importantly, convert creative outputs into tangible outcomes. While some organisations do this as a matter of routine, for others it is somewhat of a black art. The reality is that innovation is a management practice that can be orchestrated methodically, hence it does not have to be a game of chances.    

This short, sharp, one-day programme will introduce you to the latest concepts and practices around innovation, and give you the essential tools, techniques, and hints and tips that are crucial for starting or managing an innovation journey.  

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for anyone with either a formal or an informal remit to manage, or contribute to, innovation initiatives in an organisation. You may already be in a managerial position as a leader of a small team or a larger department, or are about to step into a managerial position. The programme is designed to suit a range of industry sectors, including services, retail, manufacturing, and product development.

What do I get out of it?

By the end of the programme you will be:

  • Able to apply a number of creativity tools and techniques
  • Able to run group sessions to facilitate creativity
  • Familiar with practical approaches to gaining customer insights
  • Equipped with useful approaches for converting ideas into projects
  • Familiar with practical approaches for stimulating and sustaining innovation in an organisation
  • Able to scope out innovation as a management process

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this open programme, although some familiarity with established management concepts is desirable.



What does it cover?

The programme will cover the following topics:

  • The definition and scope of innovation management
  • Examples of how other organisations manage innovation
  • The role of creativity in innovation
  • Core principles of creativity
  • Creativity tools and techniques
  • Approaches for gathering deep customer insights
  • A method for selecting winning ideas
  • An introduction to innovation strategy
  • Factors that influence and facilitate a culture of innovation

How will I learn?

This stimulating programme with feature a rich mix of real-life examples, lectures, and group sessions. It is designed to be highly engaging and practical. As such, participants are expected to contribute their own perspectives and take an active part in group activities.


Study facilities

Our Continuing Professional Development programmes are run at the Bristol Business School providing a professional environment for your development needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our programme, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Due to the ongoing Covid19 situation we have suspended our face-to-face delivery for this programme.

If you would like to be kept informed on future dates, please complete the enquiry form in the 'How to Apply' section.


Session 1 - TBC

09:30 - 16:30

Frenchay Campus

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

LocationFrenchay Campus
Full Fee£340
Payment deadline 
Early Bird Discount£306
Payment deadline 
UWE Alumni Discount£289
Payment deadline 
UWE Staff Discount£289
Payment deadline 

Fees include refreshments and lunch at all venues. Parking is only included at the Frenchay Campus location.


How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

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For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 117 32 81874