Innovation and Creativity

Face to face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to successfully develop mastery in innovation creativity. Elite leaders foster innovation and can balance process consistency with innovation and serendipity.

This course contains theories in change management and organisational development to assist leaders to reinvigorate the entire workplace to stay competitive in the global market.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Provide strategic leadership for innovation and creativity in management.
  2. Influence the mindset of teams and individuals to foster change.
  3. Implement a change management model.
  4. Monitor and evaluate an innovation and creativity program.

Audience

  • Leaders and managers responsible for planning innovation and change.

Benefits

  • Nurture creative thinking by improving team work and productivity.
  • Use creative problem solving versus analytical problem solving.
  • Explore how to use creative imagination and mark real advancement.
  • Tap into right-brain thinking for old problems.
  • Learn how to convert thoughts to things in an organisational context.
  • Learn how to overcome failures and turn problems into opportunities.
  • Become confident in selling what you have created.
  • Learn the secrets from major organisations’ change process.

Topics

  1. Theories and principles of creative process and innovative thinkers.
  2. Theories of change management and organisational development (OD).
  3. Understand behaviours that are seen to be creativity killers.
  4. ‘Six-hats’ thinking.
  5. Evolution of social intelligence and left/right-brain theories into learnt behaviours.
  6. Behaviours of creative thinkers and the secrets of innovators.
  7. The seven pillars of innovation practices.
  8. The art of networking, group processes and group dynamics.

Program Outline

Day One

Provide strategic leadership for innovation and creativity management

  • Innovation, problem-solving skills and the role of the manager.
  • Distinguish between analytical problem solving and creative problem solving.
  • Learn analytical problem solving technique.
  • Learn guidelines and techniques to enhance problem-solving ability creatively.

Influence mindset of teams and individuals to foster change

  • Organise workgroup to champion innovation.
  • Create an environment of trust.
  • Emphasise alignment of employee wellness.
  • Manage chaos and uncertainty in teams.

Day Two

Implement a change management model

  • Lead change processes and foster collaboration.
  • Create a vision and communicate constantly.
  • Empower team to act on vision.

Monitor and evaluate innovation and creativity program

  • Implement evaluation processes relating to change management.
  • Celebrate success and small wins.
  • Record lessons learnt.

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Testimonials

"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco