Corporate innovation professionals who wish to improve their capability to develop and nurture human resources for innovation excellence.
Next 3-day programme
“Developing entrepreneurial people” takes place on 4-6 November, 2019.
How to develop and nurture the human resources and culture required for innovation excellence
Developing a sustainable innovation competence requires systemic organizational change: resources, processes and values have to be developed and nurtured to ensure the repetitive renewal and growth of the organization. This module provides you with the knowledge and the skills to drive your organization’s human resources for innovation to a higher level. A structured approach will be provided to attract, develop, and retain corporate entrepreneurs and innovation professionals. Moreover, coaching skills will be developed to support entrepreneurial employees and innovation teams.
"Understanding that my role is the one of an innovation driver helps me to be more effective."
“Developing Entrepreneurial People” programme at a glance
The next 3-day programme of “Developing Entrepreneurial People and Culture” takes place on:
Day 1: An Integral Perspective on Processes for Innovation Excellence
An organization’s most important resource for innovation are its people.
- Engage in participant progress presentations and peer learning: participants share, discuss and reflect on their ongoing impact projects to build and improve innovation excellence in their organizations;
- Develop the capability to compose, assess, and coach effective entrepreneurial teams;
- Develop an integral understanding of Human Resources for Innovation Excellence;
- Ambidextrous leadership in agile organizations.
Day 2: Practices to promote entrepreneurial behavior and competence
The best practices and insights to develop and sustain the entrepreneurial culture in your organisation.
- Understand the nature of entrepreneurial competences, and how to develop them;
- Work in teams to analyze and evaluate real-life cases to motivate and reward entrepreneurial movements.
- Receive insights and learn about creating an entrepreneurial environment in the for your organisation fitting structure.
Day 3: Social Networks
Social networks are vital for sharing ideas, for gaining support for ideas, and – ultimately – for nurturing a culture for innovation.
- Develop the capability to create a social movement for innovation, by engaging and exciting colleagues for innovation across units and departments;
- Develop the capability to assess, build, and leverage social networks for Innovation Excellence;
- Apply learnings to your own impact project to improve and sustain innovation excellence;
- Develop your coaching capabilities and receive feedback from peers and alumni.
Are you an innovation driver?
Building on the programme of “Leading Innovation Excellence”, this programme aims to develop and empower innovation professionals, “Innovation Drivers”, in their roles to develop their organisation’s entrepreneurial culture. In their quest to drive innovation excellence and transform their organizations, these (informal) innovation professionals come to fulfill many different roles, such as the ones described in the infographic. Do you recognize yourself in any of these roles? Would you like to develop yourself in any of these areas? Are these important challenges in your organisation?
Top academics and industry-leading practitioners as facilitators
In this programme Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship brings “Innovation Drivers” from different organisations together to get the most out of learning with and from each other. This learning is fueled by the latest hands-on insights from the world-class innovation and entrepreneurship research performed by professors from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and international partner universities. This programme is developed in collaboration with industry-leading innovation professionals from organisations such as DSM and ING.
Dr. Ferdinand JaspersProgramme Director
Dr. Magdalena CholakovaAssistant Professor Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Dirk DeichmannCreative and innovation behavior expert
About Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
The leading centre for entrepreneurship in Europe
Part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam
We leverage the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago. With 25+ researchers and 4 full professors in entrepreneurship, it is in the DNA of our university. We provide participants with a diploma.
Academic excellence & practical experience
We apply hands-on insights from world-class innovation and entrepreneurship research and practices from industry-leading innovation professionals. This combination results in the ability of participants to make impact in the organisation.
Learning through reflection on doing
Experiential learning is at the core of all our programmes. Participants learn through working on their own and other participants’ cases from different organisations/sectors/countries in an interactive way.
Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading entrepreneurship centre in Europe.
We provide a unique platform that ranges from scholarly insights about (corporate) entrepreneurship and new opportunities, startup campuses for ambitious entrepreneurs, to exciting executive programmes for leading innovation excellence within established organisations.
We developed a 10.000 m2 entrepreneurship campus, housing over 100 startups and scale-ups, creating the learning environment to teach, train and develop people to excel in innovation.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has the largest academic research group in Europe with over 25 researchers and 4 professors in the field of entrepreneurship.
What former participants say
As part of the programme deliverables, participants of the programme publish an opinion piece about an innovation topic. Click on their photo or name to read their personal story inspired by driving innovation in their organisation and the Leading Innovation Excellence Programme.
An overview of our innovation programmes
Frequently asked questions
Want to know more?
The programmes takes 3 days. In advance of the programma you’ll receive several materials you are expected to prepare/study.
The limit amount of participants is 15 as we seek for a highly interactive learning environment.
All our programmes take place at environments that spark your innovation. This module will take place at the Innovation Center of DSM in Geleen.
The fee for this module is € 3,500 (excl. VAT) for a 3-day in-class Programme, course book, ECE Corporate Entrepeneurship Scan, prepatory webinar & quiz, access to online learning management system, course materials, lunches, dinners and social activities.
Participants in this programme will receive a proof/reference of participation.
Participants will receive a certificate from the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam, if they comply with the Certification Requirements;
A participant must within two years successfully complete:
- All three Programmes of the Innovation Driver Certification Programme;
- ECE Entrepreneurship Scan;
- Personal Real-life Impact Project;
- Case Exam;
- A Personal Learning Plan;
- A published Opinion Piece.
The first module of the Innovation Driver Certification Programme for corporate organisations will be held in English.
Get in touch
Interested to know more?
Curious to learn more about the Innovation Driver Certification Programme and how we might be able to support your organization in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship?
Get in touch with Annique de Greef.
Phone: +31 10 302 1331