Innovation drives bottom line business results

Posted on August 03, 2018
Innovation drives bottom line business results

…and leading it effectively is a key skill that can be learned

In an era of market disruption and volatility, business as usual doesn’t cut it. Challenging times require a new response that can only come from innovation – finding new ways of responding to current events and future challenges. So, how can leaders prepare for the unknown?
The secret is to look at innovation as a both a leadership practice and a practical process, Effective innovation takes specific know-how – tools, techniques and approaches – allowing organizations to systematically pull the levers that enable creativity, insights and results.

With insights gleaned from decades of global experience in the innovation strategy space across all industries and sectors, the Schulich ExecEd’s Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership program has been designed to help leaders build the strategic capability required for success in today’s uncertain times.

This innovation certification program will benefit leaders charged with any size innovation mandate – from developing strategies to creating offerings to leading teams and influencing a culture of innovation, including:

  • Vice-Presidents, directors and senior managers
  • Line leaders in all areas of organizations that can benefit from innovative thinking; in particular Product Development, Service, Marketing and Sales, Operations and IT
  • Staff leaders who are accountable for improving their organization’s innovation culture and skills (e.g., HR, Strategy or Project Management)

Lee-Anne McAlear portraitYou can learn more about this exciting new program at breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 for a double launch event! We will be introducing the program with Program Co-Directors Lee-Anne McAlear and Megan Mitchell at Schulich ExecEd’s Executive Learning Centre, 7:30-10:30am. Megan will also be launching a new book Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites co-authored with Marilyn Blocker and Andrea Zintz.  Everyone who attends will receive both a copy of the book and details about the new Masters Certificate program.

Register today for breakfast and a book!

The Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership comprises three five-day modules taken over several months. Individual modules can also be taken separately for standalone certificates. For more information, visit the program website.