The Essentials of Innovation Leadership

Develop your personal innovation capability
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Rotterdam

3 full day programme

€ 3,500 (excl. VAT)

Module Certificate

Drive sustainable innovation excellence in your organisation

How to make innovation a continues process within your organisation and department? How to get top management commitment for innovation projects and how to set the right innovation goals?

This programme supports participants to elevate innovation within their organisation to a higher level with a specific focus on its innovation structure and culture. The programme includes the development of personal leadership to strengthen their capability to improve and sustain innovation and development of skills to not only innovate yourself, but support others to learn how to innovate.

Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • get a better understanding of your personal leadership role(s) as an innovation professional;
  • understand that repetitive innovation and renewal success requires the development of an excellent innovation capability and culture;
  • understand different innovation roles to develop and maintain the innovation capability of your organisation;
  • start to design and initiate change initiatives in your organisation to improve and sustain innovation excellence;
  • start to develop the mindset to develop and shape the innovation competence and culture of your organisation.

The programme Essentials of Innovation Leadership is also a component of the Diploma Programme: Leading Innovation Excellence.

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The next programme takes place on 29-31 January 2020.

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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

Find out if this programme is interesting for you

This programme is specially designed for professionals with at least two years of working experience in the field of innovation, for example as a(n):

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

This programme is applicable for professionals in larger organisations (>500 employees) from all disciplines and industries.

Alumni from Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 10% discount on selected programmes. Contact our programme advisor for more information.

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: (Human) Resources

An organisation’s most important resource for innovation are its people, thus we will go in depth about Human Resources. After this day you will;

  • Come to understand the roles and traits of successful Innovation Drivers;
  • Develop the capability to assess and build effective entrepreneurial teams;
  • Develop the capability to assess and build effective social networks for
    innovation;
  • Draw upon the results from the ECE Entrepreneurship Scan to understand what it takes to build an ambidextrous leadership style.

Day 2: Processes

Excellent innovation requires systematic processes and governance systems to
guide (portfolios of) individual projects and to move beyond ad hoc projects:

  • Draw upon the results from the ECE Entrepreneurship Scan to understand the characteristics of ambidextrous innovation governance systems to explore and build innovations;
  • Develop the capability to set innovation goals and fitting processes, and to get the most out of techniques such as lean startup and design thinking;
  • Work in a small team to analyze and evaluate an innovation leader’s real-life case.

Day 3: Values

A sustainable innovation competence requires organisational cultures based
on innovation and entrepreneurship values. To stimulate and integrate desired
behavioral change in your organisation, you will:

  • (Real-life case continued) Learn from the innovation leader (in person) about the difficulties to develop the broader innovation capability and culture of the organisation;
  • Develop the understanding and the capability to create urgency and a social movement for innovation, i.e. to involve, engage and excite others;
  • Develop the understanding and the capability to facilitate cultural change and influence senior leadership behavior.

Facilitators

See which academics and practitioners facilitate this programme
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.

Prof.dr. Justin Jansen

Academic Director

Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM. His award-winning research and publications provide new perspectives into the roles of leadership, start-ups, organisational ambidexterity, corporate entrepreneurship, and new developments to improve long-term viability and performance. Justin is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and is on the editorial board of several academic publications. He is also a consultant, speaker, and advisor to various companies and government agencies. He has developed management training in how organisations can identify and implement new growth paths, strategic leadership, and combine innovation and operational excellence. Moreover, he has advised governmental agencies on the improvement of the entrepreneurial climate in the Netherlands and on spurring the number of fast-growing organisations.

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. With a rigorous academic perspective, Ferdinand helps entrepreneurs move beyond approaches such as lean start-up, design thinking, business modelling and effectuation. Together with experts from DSM and ING, Ferdinand founded the ECE Innovation Leadership executive programme. He holds a PhD from RSM.

Arjan Rensma

Innovation Excellence Manager, DSM

Arjan Rensma is Innovation Excellence Manager at DSM and practitioner/coach in our innovation programmes. Teaching is the best way to learn and therefore he loves to share and learn from the participants.

Angelique Plugge

Innovation Driver

Angelique Plugge is one of the initiators of the Leading Innovation Excellence Programme. As a guest lecturer, Angelique inspires our participants by providing her extensive expertise gained from working and learning in corporate innovation for multiple years. She now started her own company Xploremore where she uses her experience in innovation excellence and business model innovation to support others. In our programmes Angelique’s role is to work closely together with the participants to assess their innovation challenges, analyze and understand the root causes and work together with them when they create their plans to improve the innovation excellence of their organisations.

Dates and fees

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Dates
The Essentials of Corporate Entrepreneurship 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 29-31 January 2020.

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
€ 3,500 (excl. 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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Take the next step in your innovation career

The Essentials of Innovation Leadership takes place multiple times a year. The next programme will be held on 29-31 January 2020.

FAQ

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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 the 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) 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 module certificate. The programme  also a component of the Diploma Programme: Leading Innovation Excellence. After completing the full diploma programme, you will receive a full Innovation Driver certificate of the Erasmus University.

In what language will the programme be held?

The Essentials of Corporate Entrepreneurship is taught in English, and is delivered on three consecutive days at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.