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This certificate provides a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to develop and practice the management, coaching and leadership skills required to guide innovation projects and take the next step in their careers. Over the semester, participants learn about strategic and operational considerations in generating innovative products and services. They also develop the leadership skills to guide teams that are innovating.
Two broad domains – innovation and leadership for innovation -- are delivered together as this subject, Innovation Practice.
In terms of innovation management, students will learn and facilitate the application of a human-centred design approach to an innovation project. Along with the team you mentor, you will refine a project brief, design research, conduct interviews, generate insights, create a problem statement, generate proposals that respond to that problem statement and then, select, refine, hopefully test, and finally pitch a proposal. Because you will be responsible for ensuring that the team delivers a good outcome, you will find that you need to develop a solid understanding of the human-centred innovation process.
In terms of leadership, you will be in a unique position to learn how to become a great leader. Your team is likely to be ethnically and professionally very diverse. The project tasks will be well outside the prior experience of the members. Furthermore, we will not allow you to “manage” the team. That is, we will not allow you to tell them what to do. You may only use leadership behaviours such as facilitation, coaching, teaching, and so forth. However, we will give you instruction and support to create a safe environment in which you can learn. Also, by writing a weekly reflection and giving feedback to a peer on their weekly reflection, you will learn mindfully and thoughtfully about yourself as a leader.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students will have an introductory ability to:
- Design and execute an innovation project that leads to a product or service that meets user needs and integrates with the strategy of the innovating organisation.
- Coach and mentor a culturally and professionally diverse team,
- Implement an ambiguous, multi-stakeholder project,
- Foster greater self-awareness and build deeper self-understanding,
- Increase their ability to foster strong professional networks.
- Project design
- Designing and conducting interviews
- Data analysis and the extraction of insights from data
- Translation of insights into an innovation objective
- Ideation, along with search for lead users and other sources of innovative solutions
- Integration of ideas with corporate strategy
- Development of a value proposition and business model
- Pitching proposals and presentation skills
- Creating a safe environment as a leader or manager
- Interpersonal skills such as deep listening, facilitation, coaching, conflict management, feedback and communicating in diverse and ambiguous environments
- Project planning for innovation
- Mind-mapping, brainstorming and other synthesis techniques
- Change management in leadership in innovation contexts
- Self-reflection and self-analysis
- Build professional networks in their chosen field.
Last updated: 29 January 2022