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Innovation Management

Course Introduction

Course Objective

Innovation is increasingly the source of sustainable competitive advantage for organisations around the world. However, building an organisation to successfully and repeatedly turn innovations to reality is a daunting managerial challenge. Whether in the public or private sector, organisations progressively need people that understand the innovation process and know how to manage creative professionals. Furthermore, it is also important to develop an organisational culture and climate that fosters innovation. This course focuses on creativity and innovation, examining the interplay between creativity, organisational processes and systems, and successful innovation. Throughout the course we explore tools and techniques for fostering individual and group innovation. We also look at management practices that foster (or inhibit) innovation, including methods for developing and evaluating ideas for new products and services. We also introduce principles and practices for managing innovation that will ultimately lead to new business models.

Course Information

Duration: 2 Weeks (Includes self-study)

Modules: 2 weeks

Start Date: Own time

Completion Date: Estimated 2 weeks (Own time)​

Medium: Online

Tutor: Cobus Terblanche



R1,863.00 excl Vat

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1 5 R1,863.00
6 15 R1,769.85
16 30 R1,676.70
31 100 R1,583.55
101 200 R1,490.40
201 300 R1,304.10

Course Outline

Course Outline

The course moves deliberately between strategic issues (what should you do?) and organisational and managerial issues (how should you get it done?)

  • Introduction to innovation
  • What is innovation?
  • Why innovation management matters
  • Innovative leaders – an historic perspective
  • Innovations that shaped the world
  • Change management and innovation
  • Creativity – fuel for Innovation
    • What is creativity?
    • The creative process
    • Traits of a creative person
    • Enhancing creativity
    • Barriers to creativity
  • Types of innovation
  • Views of innovation
  • Innovation framework
  • Innovation process
  • Pillars of innovation
  • Innovation framework
  • Innovation governance models
  • Roles of innovation teams / champions



  • 1 - 2 weeks online.
  • Coaching sessions can be added for in-depth personalised development.

Elements of Presentation

The course includes the following elements:

  • Self-study
  • Videos
  • Self-assessment
  • Further readings


Target Audience

This course is designed for any supervisor, manager or leader wanting to build an innovation culture in the organisation.


Learning format

Online self-study only

Why choose NVNT Learning and Development?

At NVNT, we separate the signal from the noise, showing you the most strategic points to focus on to boost your operational efficiencies and profits. Learning a strategy or implementing a system is only the first step. We treat a business as an ecosystem and know that a change in one area will have an impact on others. The NVNT Leraning & Development provides learning and development journeys in the various fields and areas of the 21st century work organisation. The NVNT team is passionate about their work and confident in their ability to deliver cutting edge thought leadership, education, solutions, and guidance. For any assistance kindly contact us.

Manage your time

NVNT Learning and Development models are designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is offered in various learning formats including online self-study, facilitated group interaction, tutoring/coaching and virtual classroom training, depending on the specific course. In most cases you can pace yourself over the duration of the course which allows you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each module you'll be presented with the course outline and course requirements. You also have access to your course teacher who will help you manage your time, and support you with any administrative or technical queries you might have.

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If you cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation and before the start of the course you are entitled to a full refund.

Cancellations and refunds in circumstances outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Cancellation and Refund policy. For the avoidance of doubt, the cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the Order Confirmation.

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If you start to use our services during the cancellation period (i.e. if the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period) and/or if you access the course materials via our online course spaces (i.e. via our virtual learning environment), no refund will be payable.

Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes to our program NVNT Learning & Development reserves the right to withdraw or cancel any course. If for any reason we cancel a course, all course fees will be returned in full.

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