Effective prioritisation is an integral part of any innovation management system. Whether we are considering choosing the best ideas, picking the best people, or the tweaking of the right process handles for process optimisation, a systematic approach to prioritisation is essential. In this one-day programme, you’ll learn about the theories behind effective prioritisation and, through examples and exercises, be introduced to a range of tools, from simple to comprehensive, which can be immediately deployed in your organisation to improve your prioritisation effectiveness.
This Prioritisation for Innovation Programme will cover the following topics over the day:
The theories behind effective prioritisation
This programme is appropriate for managers and decision-makers from any industry who want to improve their organisation's effectiveness in prioritising the many options that are faced with as part of everyday business operations. It is equally suited for professionals from established companies or from start-ups. No specific prior knowledge is required, though it would help discussion and the embedding of the learning if participants come prepared to share broad areas where they currently have need of more systematic prioritisation.
Companies, educational institutions and public sector organisations have found the course very helpful in identifiying innovation priorities. Sample of pervious organisations that attended this course include: British Army, City of Birmingham University, City of Glasgow College, DASA Defence and Security Accelerator, DE&S, jHub Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence Innovation Directorate, Royal Airforce, Royal Engineers, Royal Navy, Thales, XPO Logistics and many more.
Learning materials and online access to prioritisation tools needed for the course.
Prof Phillip (Phil) Kennedy
PhD MSc BSc (Hons) FIKE
Phil is a Senior Advisor with the IKE Institute, a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and CEO of Nanoforce Technology Ltd, a QMUL owned spin-out company specialising in novel polymer and ceramic technologies.
Prior to taking up these positions, Phil worked for over 33 years for the well-respected, multi-national company, 3M Corporation. Throughout his varied career, Phil has gathered valuable experience in the areas of:
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
"A great short course that is pitched at the right level for those new to these disciplines. Well delivered and good levels of interactivity.”
"I found the course very useful; I am already loaded onto the 2 remaining courses and have told my colleagues about it already (they are loaded onto later courses). I look forward to taking innovation as far as I can and courses such as yours at IKE will surely help.”
"I liked that it was rigorous and intellectually stimulating but also presented in a style that was brisk, professional & engaging while not either talking down to the audience or assuming participants know things that they often do not.”