This Accelerated one-day online course is aimed at Business Leaders who wish to apply innovation more strategically and systematically to improve business performance, and ultimately drive growth!
Active leadership that challenges limiting assumptions is an essential element for enabling successful innovation. This course will inform and shape the design parameters for innovation initiatives to ensure alignment with business strategy. It will support individuals in the leadership, management and governance of innovation within their organisations.
Through the use of tools, techniques and examples, participants will understand how to build and validate a new business model, improve organisational readiness to support innovation and create a sustainable innovation capability to drive performance excellence.
By attending you will understand:
Many organisations from different sectors including: Activate Learning, Arriva Plc, Army Innovation, BAE Systems, Bosch, Cobham, Costain, City of Glasgow College, Huawei, Cherwell South Northamptonshire & Stratford upon Avon Council, Coleg Menai, DASA Defence and Security Accelerator, DE&S, jHub Strategic Command, Ministry of Defence, Murphy Construction, Panasonic, Plessey Semiconductors, Plymouth University, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce, Royal Airforce, Royal Mail, Royal Navy, Royal London Hospital, Skanska, Thales, Toyota, Wolverhampton University, Severn Trent Water and many more….
There are five interconnected pieces that a senior manager will need to embrace in order to lock-in innovation within their organisation to create value and competitive positioning.
Prof Sa’ad Sam Medhat
PhD MPhil CEng FIET FCIM FCMI FRSA FIKE FIoD
Professor Medhat is Chief Executive of the IKE Institute where he helps businesses and academic institutions develop effective strategies for growth. Medhat is a Trustee of the STEM Foundation, a Visiting Professor to University of Suffolk, a Visiting Professor to Plymouth's University of St Mark & St John, a serial entrepreneur, a business innovator and an inventor with patents and extensive publications and books worldwide. Medhat sits on the boards of a number of international companies and colleges. He is also a member of the BSI and ISO Technical Committees for developing Innovation Management Standards. He has worked in business, education and policy and has a unique perspective on what makes an organisation really innovative. Professor Medhat led innovation accreditations and benchmarking certifications in many multinational organisations such as Abellio, BAE Systems, EDF Energy, Hitachi Nuclear, Magnox, MBDA Missile Systems, Ministry of Defence, Panasonic, Raytheon and Thales amongst others.
Medhat has an established reputation for driving forward ideas and making things happen. Former roles include Vice President of NASDAQ technology company, IBM Professor of Concurrent Engineering, Intergraph Professor of Electronic Design Automation, founding Principal & Chief Executive of the University of Dubai, Director of the UK Engineering and Technology Board, Governor of Activate Learning (a group of colleges in Oxfordshire and Berkshire). He holds a PhD and Master degrees in engineering and technology and is a fellow of a number of royal chartered professional institutions in technology, management and marketing..
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"A very useful synthesis of innovation best practice, captured in a coherent framework. Good positioning of Innovation in the context of strategy.”
“Very useful tools. Very applicable to our strategy development!”
“Very thought-provoking and good to hear from people who have done it!”
“ The course exceeded my expectations. Thought-provoking but qualified with great examples! ”
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“Informative and professionally delivered programme.”
“A truly excellent course. It helped me to better understand the challenges in embedding innovation in our business and also crystallise the things we are doing well.”
“Enormous amount of content to absorb. The board level insight was invaluable”
“Hugely interesting and informative. A very well-structured course. Good to see outside the education sector how business leaders tackle innovation!”
“Excellent, I really enjoyed the last two days. And I certainly feel inspired and ready to use these techniques in all key areas in my organisation.”
"Bring the subject alive with breadth & depth of knowledge."
“Outstanding! I am looking forward to applying everything I have learned to the next phase of my organisation’s development."
"Fantastic! Virtually, one-to-one. Insights from presenters."
"Very thought-provoking. The material and conversations have helped in providing more options/tools to help with the evolution of aspects of the business.."
“Very Powerful tools that I can use immediately! Very authoritative innovation course. Great experience."
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"Lots of information! Liked the different models and overlays, and all will be very useful to me."
"The course was superb - difficult to overstate how valuable I found the insights into the business of Innovation. The course was a great array of practical, implementable tools allied to an over-arching conceptual framework that cut through a lot of the mysticism that some innovation practitioners would prefer their art to be wrapped in. Equally important, were the peer-to-peer discussions. All in all, a great day's education."
"Great ideas, models and food for thought. Many are directly applicable to my role immediately."