Innovation for Powerful Outcomes

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Course Date: 11 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this course, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen. This course will feature original content and fresh thinking. It contains a stimulating mix of creative experiments, intriguing innovation examples, practical tools and robust concepts. These will help you induce creativity, gain deep customer insights, and develop an appreciation for creating a compelling innovation strategy.

Course Instructors

Dr. Noordin Shehabuddeen

Noordin’s entire career has been focussed on innovation management, as an academic scholar, business practitioner, and policy advisor to senior cabinet ministers. He is also the author of ‘Innovation in real life: a hands-on guide to genuine innovation’. After completing his Doctorate and Masters at Cambridge University, he has led a range of initiatives to help transform business thinking, using powerful innovation approaches that he has researched and developed. He is Director of Business Engagement at Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Business & Enterprise.

Course Description

What's it about?

Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this course, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen.

Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this course, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen.

This course will feature original content and fresh thinking. It contains a stimulating mix of creative experiments, intriguing innovation examples, practical tools and robust concepts. These will help you induce creativity, gain deep customer insights, and develop an appreciation for creating a compelling innovation strategy.

What's involved?

Module 1Innovation in Practice
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2Creativity in Action
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3Bringing Ideas to Life
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Building an Innovative Organisation
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

Innovation in Practice

  • The practice and meaning of innovation
  • Signature characteristics of innovative organisations
  • Processes of service and product innovation
  • Different approaches for sourcing external ideas

Creativity in Action

  • An understanding of how our creative minds work
  • Key considerations and principles of creativity
  • A range of creativity tools

Bringing Ideas to Life

  • An appreciation of how we can learn from others
  • A range of approaches for gathering deep customer insights
  • Key consideration in appreciating and conveying customer value

Building an Innovative Organisation

  • Approaches for challenging business models and constructing innovation strategies
  • Approaches for stimulating and embedding innovation in your own organisation

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 19 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where to from here?

If you love this course, why not take your studies further? Here are some accredited qualifications that could help you achieve your goals.

Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Project manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Managing director
  • Business consultant

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