About This Course
The demand for innovation competencies in any type of organization has increased exponentially over the last decade. Competitive pressures and accelerated technological change force companies to adopt higher impact innovation strategies to produce faster and more profitable results. Even in mature and slower moving industries, the need for effective innovation management as a growth strategy is essential.
Open innovation, disruptive innovation, and frugal innovation are just a few of the more popular innovation strategies that organizations pursue when trying to carve out unique positions in their current markets, explore adjacent markets, or create new markets.
High performers are often promoted to management positions given their specific skills related to their areas of expertise. However, they may not be fully prepared for the complex spectrum of management responsibilities, which includes managing people, motivating teams, managing budgets, and creating...
What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:
- Leverage logical frameworks to determine the right mix of business innovation strategies to create a sustainable growth engine;
- Be familiar with innovation leadership principles that foster smart risk taking and nurture innovation leadership behavior;
- Use language to better balance operational/administrative activities with innovation and development activities;
- Strike the right balance between analytical and intuitive innovation tools to achieve profitable product and service solutions;
- Understand the benefits and limitations of structured innovation processes and different innovation tools;
- Understand how to increase organizational creativity to develop market-defining product and service solutions.
The Learning Environment
This course is delivered in a virtual format and combines lectures, discussions, and group activities.
Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. Five courses are required to complete the certificate. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.
Albrecht Enders serves as principal of endersgroup. He possesses 25 years' experience in innovation leadership, including work at Siemens and A-dec. Today, Albrecht teaches and consults with organizations that seek to innovate and grow their market share. Albrecht teaches at Portland State University and the University for Economics and the Environment. He has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Fachhochschule Darmstadt.