Corporate innovators say that their job becomes easier, when their executives know what they are doing in the context of innovation management. Yet, when I speak with corporate innovators around the world, I sense a big challenge on this specific question: How can corporate innovation teams and leaders better train and educate their executives on innovation management?
There seems to be a lack of understanding on how to make this happen and I would like to address this with several initiatives. This includes a series of informal meetings around the world where I bring together small groups of corporate innovators in order for them to share their insights, experience – and frustration – on the topic. Another initiative is a series of webinars in our Innovation MasterClass in which we look into the training and education of executives on innovation. (We will also touch on other groups within a company later on).
Some questions that you should reflect on before, during and after this webinar are:
• Who should be trained on innovation? Who are the most important people to train and educate? Why?
• How can corporate innovators get a better understanding of the barriers on educating and training executives on innovation?
• What can corporate innovators do to overcome these barriers?
• How does this fit into the bigger picture of training and education employees as well as external partners on innovation?
This will be a 45-minute webinar with a 20-minute presentation by Lindegaard followed by a Q&A on the topic.
You can find some inspiration in this blog post, Training and Educating Executives on Innovation: http://www.15inno.com/2014/11/04/trainingeduexe/