What if..?

In conjunction with CeeD, Heriot Watt and Strathclyde University, Enabling Innovation Partners has developed a unique programme on Innovation titled, What if..?

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What if... we were all able to innovate more freely at work and able to impact the business regularly in the direction of vision: transforming leaders and aspiring leaders into innovation champions equipped to drive new innovative behaviours across the organisation – delivering strategic change, appropriate product & service development, customer driven solutions, increased competitive advantage and protection of future landscapes?

What if... we all had purpose?

Objective:

To provide A paradigm shift in business improvement via a two day programme with two formats covering: Innovation Culture & Technological Innovation respectively: representing a starting point for innovation culture development & a focus on technological development.

Programme Structure

Programme structure:

  • Evening session
  • All day session
  • Four hour advanced session

Programmes

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Innovation Culture - 15th-16th September 2015

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A Night at the Museum - Glasgow Art Gallery - 15th September 2015

A highly stimulating & challenging evening in a museum: visiting parallels with evolution, spending time defining innovation & setting out to introduce the broad concepts of innovation behaviour and practice - the beginnings of innovation culture.

Objective:

To start the innovation leadership journey in a challenging but inspirational way in order to shake existing mindsets and to motivate participants on the task ahead. We also hope to make the practical connection between vision & innovation and show that the reality of evolution means that nothing is static in a distinct and memorable format.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will gain a basic understanding around the key concepts of innovation. Common language and shared definitions of Innovation & Vision will emerge.

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The Day of the Innovator - Glasgow Science Centre - 16th September 2015

A radical day which attempts to stimulate new behaviours in innovation pro-activity, purpose & prioritisation at two secret but inspirational venues. Leaders have to drive pro-activity and lead the identification and removal of barriers to innovation by balancing the tension between operational role and allowing space for challenge & creativity. Participants will be given guidance on how to create positive and fertile environments for innovation and idea generation. We will re-enforce the connection between purpose and vision as the key driver to innovation in the direction of strategy and we will show that implementation is the critical success factor by working through thoughtful prioritisation tools.

Objective:

Participants will gain insight into pro-activity, purpose and prioritisation in terms of their role in innovation culture development.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will return to work armed with practical thinking and techniques designed to enable the beginnings of innovation culture within their organisations: especially around increased pro-activity, employing the currency of purpose and with an ability to prioritise.

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Technological Innovation - Dundee September 2015

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Aligning the Heavens

Basing ourselves in an astronomical observatory we will explore concepts like ‘alignment’: how different parts of an organisation contribute to technological development and how systems can be employed to drive advanced change. Unlike space, technological innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum and a connection can be forged to likely future vistas: connecting strategy & vision through purpose.

Objective:

To provide participants with a wider perspective on alignment, systems and a future view.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will gain key insight on technology innovation’s fit with vision & strategy.

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Frankenstein’s Laboratory

Experiments drive successful innovation, especially in technology development or tech innovation in the direction of the customer so we will explore this concept in a fun but impactful way. We also hope to remind participants of the scientific method: observe, speculate, test & prove as a natural behaviour in innovation leadership. Finally, we want to use this opportunity to link ‘collaboration’ to experimentation as a growing theme throughout: involving KTPs, universities, supply chains, subcontractors and, of course, the customer. Double loop learning can also be facilitated through experiments. Based in a scientific or engineering facility we will play out new thinking in a laboratory setting.

Objective:

Participants will learn about the power of limited technology experiments and their relationship to the ultimate customer.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will return to work confident that technological innovation can be systemised and based on an experimental mindset. Practical methodologies of technological development can be transferred from the lab to the workplace.

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Four Hour Advanced Sessions

Participant cohorts can pick one free advanced session from seven available, to be delivered as part of each programme (Culture & Technological): picking up the remaining six over time; online or in a traditional workshop format at a discounted cost.

Innovation Cycle

Costs and actions…………..

Innovation Culture - 15th - 16th September 2015

A Night at the Museum
Glasgow Art Gallery - 15th September 2015
and
The Day of the Innovator
Glasgow Science Centre - 16th September 2015

£1,675.00
(discount available for CeeD members)

Download the current brochure for more information.

Technological Innovation - Dundee Sept. 2015

Aligning the Heavens
and
Frankenstein’s Laboratory

£1,675.00
(discount available for CeeD members)