Management Series – Innovation
It’s one thing to have a good idea and another thing to put that idea into practice. This workshop is designed to help you think about what to do once a good idea has struck, from the first prototype to keeping your stakeholders on board as you scale up over years.
Available Virtually or In-Person
More About the Workshop
This Management Series workshop touches upon all the same ideas, theories, insights and strategies as our standard Innovation workshop (detailed below). The additional value comes from the depth and specificity of the exploration that follows. Facilitated by our specially trained faculty – the participants will be able to consider how the learnings can be applied to their roles, their teams, and their company’s culture, sharing their concerns and their experiences with the group.
In this three-hour workshop, we will:
- Practise prototyping designs and pitching so that stakeholders buy into our ideas.
- Consider how to keep multiple stakeholders engaged and in the loop.
- Think through how to keep our project going long term.
- Explore our responses to failure and risk, where they come from in our lives, and how we can embrace the unknown and learn from setbacks.
- Take a deeper look at your organisation, discuss its overall culture and reflect on what is keeping new ideas from taking root.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Innovative employees can often be found in leadership positions. They are confident and willing to take on risks, responsibilities and even accept failure where necessary. In order to lead a team forward, they actively promote change, emphasise its importance and serve as a strong role model for its benefits.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
A lack of innovation can be observed in rigid rather than flexible thinking. These employees find it hard to let go of doubts and anxiety regarding changes to their product, services or company. They tend to dwell on risk rather than reward and
their passivity might slow down the process of innovation.
‘Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.’ — Voltaire
‘It demonstrated the importance of confidence in enacting change, though tempered by setting realistic expectations’
‘I learned how to structure innovative thinking, and combine areas of potential and constraint into innovative ideas’
‘I reminded me to be bold, brave and don’t be scared to fail when trying new things!’
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here