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The workshop draws on Dr Bilton’s work on creative management, creative strategy and ‘uncreativity’ and on Linda Green’s tried and tested business model for leading game changing ideas at the BBC and in the commercial sector. Participants will also use an innovation profiling to identify their individual approach to innovative thinking and leadership in advance of the workshop.

  • Key concepts will include:
  • uncreativity and multiple creativities (Bilton)
  • innovation and strategy: six degrees of innovation (Bilton / Cummings)
  • inspiring innovation through a proven leadership process (Green)

The aim is to equip participants with tools and models to exploit creative potential in teams and develop a systematic approach to innovation in organisations.

At the end of the course, you will receive a University of Warwick Certificate of Attendance.

Course format

The day combines expert insight into innovation and leadership with practical exercises and discussion. All sessions will be led by Chris Bilton and Linda Green.

Innovation Insight 1: the innovation process.

This presentation will establish the connection between innovation and value, and the need to connect multiple people and processes to achieve innovative outcomes.

Innovation Insight 2: the innovation people.

This session maps different individual strengths among the participants and examines how these can be combined in innovative systems.

Leadership Insight 1: the innovation environment.

Leaders provide the environment within which innovation can grow. This presentation will establish the relationship between leadership and organisational purpose: what kind of leader does your organisation need and why.

Leadership Insight 2: from purpose to practice.

This session takes you through a series of steps towards establishing your own leadership style geared to innovation in your own organisation or team.

Innovation audit: putting innovation to work.

In this final session you will identify gaps and barriers to applying innovation and innovative leadership in your organisation, and identify practical steps to overcome these challenges.

End

Networking and social event

09:30 – 09:45
Coffee and arrival
09:45 – 10:45
Session 1
10:45 – 11:45
Session 2
11:45 – 12:00
Coffee
12:00 – 13:00
Session 3
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Session 4
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee
16:15 – 17:30
Session 5
17:30 – 19:00
Networking and social event. You will receive your University of Warwick Certificate of Attendance.