Developing entrepreneurial people

Drive your organisation’s human resources for innovation to a higher level

How to develop and nurture the human resources and culture required for innovation excellence?

The Developing Entrepreneurial People programme focuses on giving you the skills and tools needed to drive your organisations human resources for innovation to the next 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.

Human Resources
This programme dives into the topic of ambidextrous human resources. You’ll learn the effects and consequences of human resources on your personal leadership as well for the relationship with (top) management teams. Furthermore, you will become aware of different personality types and learning styles which can help you compose the most effective (entrepreneurial) teams. Lastly, you will discuss different ways on how to influence decision making effectively in your organisation.

Learning objectives

During this programme, you will:

  • develop the capability to compose, assess, and coach effective entrepreneurial teams;
  • develop an integral understanding of Human Resources for Innovation Excellence;
  • understand the nature of entrepreneurial competences, and how to develop them;
  • receive insights and learn about creating an entrepreneurial environment in the for your organisation fitting structure.

This programme is also a component of the Diploma Programme: Leading Innovation Excellence.

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Linda Nieuwenhuizen, Manager Digital Change and New Business at Centraal Beheer Achmea

“The acknowledgement of innovation as a capability strengthens me so I can be successful in my role within the organisation. And understanding that my role is the one of an innovation driver helps me to be more effective.”

For whom

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This programme is specially designed for (innovation) professionals that have experience with demonstrating internal entrepreneurship. Participants have experience with innovation, strategic renewal and/or (digital) transformation projects and want to elevate both themselves and their organisation (200 FTE>) from any disciplines to the next level.

Roles that these professionals fulfill are for example:

  • Innovation professional or business developer
  • Innovation leader
  • Intrapreneur
  • Coach of innovation teams
  • Manager of innovation programmes and initiatives
  • HR professional for innovation
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Digital Transformation professional

Course information

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Programme details

The programme consists of a dynamic mix of masterclasses, personal training, real-life business cases and learning how to master the use of the latest innovation tools and techniques so you can drive innovation in your organisation. This three-day programme will focus on the following innovation topics:

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.

Faculty

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Top academics and industry-leading practitioners as facilitators

Top academics from RSM and international partner universities are brought together to lead this programme, which has been developed by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in collaboration with industry-leading innovation professionals from organisations such as DSM and ING. These professionals will also act as facilitators during the programme.

Dr. Ferdinand Jaspers

Business Model Innovation

Ferdinand Jaspers is programme director at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. His teaching and consultancy activities focus on innovation leadership. Based on his expertise at the intersection of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, he teaches courses, masterclasses and boot camps on corporate entrepreneurship, innovation excellence and entrepreneurial culture. He holds a PhD from RSM.

Dr. Magdalena Cholakova

Assistant Professor Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Magdalena Cholakova is an associate professor of strategy & entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at RSM. Her research interests include entrepreneurial learning & early-stage idea validation and institutional complexity & strategic renewal.

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Dr. Dirk Deichmann

Creative and innovation behavior expert

Dr. Dirk Deichmann is an Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Treasurer of the Department of Technology and Operations Management. In his research he focuses on the determinants and consequences of creative and innovative behavior, with particular emphasis on the question of how sustained and successful idea generation, development, and implementation can be achieved.

Dates and fees

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Dates
The Developing Entrepreneurial People programme is taught in English, and is delivered on three consecutive days at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam. The next programme will be held on 8-10 March 2021.

Sessions start at 09:00, but you can join us each morning from 08:30 for a light breakfast. The day ends at 17:30. The programme has one day with a late finish at 20:00, which includes dinner.

Fee
The fee for this programme is € 3,500 excl. 21% VAT (€ 4.235 incl. 21% VAT) for the three-day programme, which includes the ECE Corporate Entrepreneurship Scan, all course materials, refreshments, lunches and one group dinner.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

Location
The programme takes place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam:

Rotterdam Science Tower, 10th floor
Marconistraat 16
3029 AK Rotterdam

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The programme ‘Developing Entrepreneurial People’ takes place multiple times a year. The next programme will be held on 8-10 March 2021.

FAQ

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When is the next programme scheduled to be run?

The Developing Entrepreneurial People programme is taught in English, and is delivered on three consecutive days at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam. The next programme will be held on 8-10 March 2021.

Who can participate in this programme?

This programme is for (innovation) professionals who wish to improve and sustain the capacity of their organisations to innovate and grow; through its people, its processes and its values.

How much time will I need to spend on this programme?

All programmes consist of 3 days in class. Next to these, there will be some preparatory work for each programme, and optional webinars. Furthermore, the participants may opt to develop and execute their own Real-life Impact Project during the programme with coaching from top academics and industry-leading practitioners.

What is the maximum number of participants that can join the programme?

The limit amount of participants is 15 as we seek for a highly interactive learning environment.

Where will the programme take place?

The programme takes place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam.

Sessions start at 09:00, but you can join us each morning from 08:30 for a light breakfast. The day ends at 17:30. The programme has one day with a late finish at 20:00, which includes dinner.

Rotterdam Science Tower, 10th floor
Marconistraat 16
3029 AK Rotterdam.

What is the fee for participating in this programme?

€ 3,500 excl. VAT (€ 4,235 incl 21% VAT) for the three-day programme, and includes the ECE Corporate Entrepreneurship Scan, all course materials, refreshments, lunches and one group dinner.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

What kind of certification will I receive when I graduate from this programme?

After completing this programme you will receive a proof or participation. The programme is also a component of the Diploma Programme: Leading Innovation Excellence. After completing the full diploma programme, you will receive the academic Innovation Driver certificate of the Erasmus University.

In what language will the programme be held?

Developing Entrepreneurial People is taught in English, and is delivered on three consecutive days at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.