Innovation and creativity management for executives

Date:

October 7, 2024

Location:

Chelsea Hotel 33 Gerrard St W. Toronto Ontario M5G1Z4 Canada

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The “Creativity and Innovation Management for Executives” training program is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge to foster creativity, stimulate innovation and lead their teams to success in today’s dynamic business environment. This comprehensive 6-day course covers a range of topics from fundamentals to advanced strategies, providing a holistic understanding of creativity and innovation management.

Key Topics Covered:
  1. Understanding Innovation and Creativity: Exploring the definitions, theories, and models related to innovation and creativity.
  2. Innovation Strategies and Frameworks: Analyzing different strategies and frameworks for managing innovation, including open innovation, design thinking, and disruptive innovation.
  3. Creative Problem Solving: Developing techniques and approaches to enhance creative problem-solving abilities.
  4. Idea Generation and Evaluation: Learning methods for generating, capturing, and evaluating innovative ideas.
  5. Managing the Innovation Process: Understanding the stages of the innovation process from ideation to implementation and commercialization.
  6. Organizational Culture and Leadership: Examining the role of organizational culture and leadership in fostering a climate conducive to innovation.
  7. Risk Management and Resilience: Assessing and mitigating risks associated with innovation projects, and building resilience to adapt to change.
  8. Innovation Tools and Technologies: Exploring a range of tools, software, and technologies that support the innovation process, such as idea management platforms and prototyping tools.
  9. Collaboration and Communication: Enhancing collaboration and communication skills to facilitate cross-functional teamwork and knowledge sharing.
  10. Case Studies and Best Practices: Analyzing real-world case studies and best practices from various industries to glean insights into successful innovation management.
Target Audience:

This training is suitable for professionals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to :

  • Current and potential managers
  • Technical managers
  • Operations managers
  • Senior managers
  • New managers

Learning objectives
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of creativity and innovation.
  • Develop practical skills in creative problem-solving and design thinking.
  • Learn how to foster a culture of innovation within your team and organization.
  • Acquire strategies for implementing and sustaining innovation.
  • Network with peers and industry experts.
Outcome:

Upon completion of the “Innovation and Creativity Management” training, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of innovation principles and practices. They will be equipped with practical tools and techniques to effectively manage innovation processes, foster a culture of creativity, and drive sustainable growth within their organizations.

DAY1: Understanding creativity and innovation

 

Morning session :
  • Introduction to creativity and innovation.
  • The importance of creativity in a business context.
  • The difference between creativity and innovation.
Afternoon session:
  • Historical perspective and case studies of successful innovative companies.
  • Group exercises to identify personal and organizational obstacles to creativity.
DAY2: Building a creative culture

 

Morning session :
  • Characteristics of a creative workplace.
  • Promoting a culture of openness and experimentation.
  • The role of leadership in fostering creativity.
Afternoon session:
  • Team-building activities that foster creativity.
  • Strategies to encourage diversity of viewpoints.
DAY3: Creative problem solving

 

Morning session :
  • Introduction to various creative problem-solving techniques.
  • Practical problem-solving exercises.
  • Case studies of innovative approaches to problem solving.

 

Afternoon session:
  • Group projects to apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Feedback and discussion on real-life problem-solving challenges.

DAY4: Conceptual thinking and user-centered innovation

DAY 5: Innovation management and strategy

DAY 6: Implementation and sustainability

 

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