• Understand the benefits of innovations
  • Explore ways of building an innovative culture
  • Recognise the pitfalls to successful innovation

This two day interactive workshop provides new directors, senior executives and managers with the solid grounding in the basics of innovation. Participants will explore tools and processes to build an innovation culture. This includes ideation tool for constructive creativity and building a risk-accepting implementation process. The workshop will provide insights into the most common barriers to innovation including organisational culture and cognitive biases.

The workshop is broken into the following components:

  • A grounding in innovation
  • Encouraging constructive creativity in the workplace
  • Streamlining implementation of good ideas
  • The barriers of cultural bias and hidden assumptions
  • Identifying and accepting the right risk

Who should attend?

New directors, senior executives and managers from private, government and not-for-profit organisations who are looking to improve organisational performance by leveraging organic innovation.

Mode of Study

Interactive facilitated workshop

Duration and cost

14 hours, including breaks, over two days. Cost is $1500 pp

Indicative programme

  Day 1
  Welcome and introduction
Session 1 A grounding in strategy

  • The innovation fallacy
  • Divergent – creative thinking
  • Convergent – implementation doing
  Morning Tea
Session 2 Constructive creativity exercise: part 1
Session 3 Avoiding Cognitive bias

  • Generating real diversity
  • Empathy mapping
  • Group creativity
  Afternoon Tea
Session 4 Constructive creativity exercise: part 2
  Take home activity
  Day 2
  Review take home activity
Session 5 Optimising organisation bias

Interactive activity

  Morning Tea
Session 6 Streamlining implementation: part 1

  • Convergent thinking
  • Valuation
Session 7 Streamlining implementation: part 2

  • Understanding the potential resource gap
  • Identifying the investment opportunities
  • Articulating the argument through structured and logical business cases
  Afternoon Tea
Session 8 Accepting the right risk

  • Understand the environment your organisation operates in
  • Establish broad variables that will influence the future
  • Create an action plan to deal with these opportunities and potential threats
  • Enhance your strategic decision making through a folio of established techniques and methods
  Closing remarks and evaluation