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This is an online course, which you can study for independently and at your own pace. 

Innovation is all about generating and implementing new ideas, breaking the mould to deliver business success. This course shows you why innovation is important, how to create and select great ideas and how to realise them in your own organisation.

Learners will appreciate how creativity can grow from crisis, consider alternative business models and try out some practical tools for idea generation and risk management. Innovation will teach professional managers how to contribute effective new ideas to a range of situations within their organisation.

Innovation enables learners to:

  • Think about what innovation is and why it is important
  • Identify different types of innovation
  • Encourage innovation within your company
  • Discover how to evaluate and select appropriate ideas
  • Develop ideas into projects that work
  • Find ways to assess and manage risk
  • Convert ideas into results

Target audience

This course is aimed at FM professionals involved in business.

Although it stands alone this e-course can also provide an ideal pre-course taster or supplement to Quadrilect's face-to-face courses. To find out more and view available public courses visit the Quadrilect Training website.

Learning outcomes

Innovation and you

  • What is innovation?
  • Why is innovation important?
  • What types of innovation are there?
  • What are the main types of innovation?
  • What are the main sources of innovation?
  • How is innovation different from what I do everyday?
  • What skills do I need to become an innovator?
  • When should I think innovatively?
  • Where does innovation fit within my organisation?

Context and theory

  • Why does innovation matter to the outside world?
  • What theory should I be aware of?
  • Why doesn't everyone innovate?
  • How do organisations encourage innovation?
  • How do organisations deal with the financial challenges of innovation?
  • What external incentives are available for innovative business projects?

Ideas and opportunities

  • How do I generate ideas and opportunities?
  • What tools can I use?
  • Where can I find inspiration?
  • How do I run a brainstorming session?
  • How do I evaluate and select appropriate ideas?
  • How should I talk about my ideas?
  • How do I convert ideas into results?

Implementing Ideas

  • What makes a great idea work in practice?
  • What do I do if my idea doesn't fit into my organisation's business model?
  • What other business models are there?
  • How should I manage an innovative project?
  • How do I monitor and evaluate an innovative project?
  • When should I change or cancel an innovative project?

Managing change and risk

  • How do people respond to change?
  • What approaches can I use to manage change?
  • How do I avoid risk?
  • How can I assess the risk of an innovative project?
  • What is an acceptable level of risk?
  • What do I do if no-one wants to take the risk?

Each course includes a fact sheet that you can print off or download. The fact sheets summarise the key learning points from each module for you to refer to once you have completed your learning online.

Price Professional body member price
One course £85+VAT £65+VAT


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