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Executive Education

Leading Innovation for Impact

About this course

Course code:
Z20000116
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Bristol Business School
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
One day
Course director:
Dr. Noordin Shehabuddeen

Page last updated 18 September 2018

Introduction

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.

Structure

Content

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.

Features

Study facilities

Our Executive Education Programmes are run at our dedicated Bristol Business Engagement Centre, 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

There is currently no published fee data for this course.

Supplementary fee information

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.

CohortFull FeeEarly Bird DiscountAlumni/UWE Staff Discount
November 2018£325£293£276
Payment deadline 24 September 20185 November 2018
May 2019£325£293£276
Payment deadline19 March 201930 April 2019

(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)

Programme dates

CohortDateTime

November 2018

Session 1

 

Tuesday 20 November 2018

 

9.30 - 17.00

May 2019

Session 1

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

 

9.30 - 17.00

Location

Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

How to apply

How to apply

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

Cohort  
November 2018Book NowEnquire Now
May 2019Book NowEnquire Now

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 117 32 87408

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