The program

Leadership is needed to pursue innovation and make improvement ideas come to fruition. With the program Innovation Leadership we aim to develop new leaders who know how to foster new initiatives and how to drive innovation. Who can guide teams on the rocky road from idea to realisation and play a vital role in multidisciplinary collaboration. Who want to create a significant impact in a learning organisation.
Designforum is a case-based academy which means that learnings are projected on real life cases, either brought in by the participants themselves or introduced by start-ups, industry or innovative organizations. Professional designers and startup entrepreneurs will contribute to the development of the cases at hand. This program not only provides personal insights, but also directly benefits your organization. We'll start twice a year and aim at a varied group of professionals from business, industry and government.

The program

Leadership is needed to pursue innovation and make improvement ideas come to fruition. With the program Innovation Leadership we aim to develop new leaders who know how to foster new initiatives and how to drive innovation. Who can guide teams on the rocky road from idea to realisation and play a vital role in multidisciplinary collaboration. Who want to create a significant impact in a learning organisation.
Designforum is a case-based academy which means that learnings are projected on real life cases, either brought in by the participants themselves or introduced by start-ups, industry or innovative organizations. Professional designers and startup entrepreneurs will contribute to the development of the cases at hand. This program not only provides personal insights, but also directly benefits your organization. We'll start twice a year and aim at a varied group of professionals from business, industry and government.

Short information
In this course you’ll develop innovation leadership skills combining your in-depth expertise with boundary crossing competencies. You’ll be capable of applying your expertise across different disciplines and strengthen the company climate on business-thinking, innovation and organizational learning.  Executives, consultants, and startups contribute in this program, offering their perspectives and creating a setting where innovation leadership can be practiced on real life cases.

Summary:
Module 1: 
Three days: Workshop and Fieldlab sessions
Half a day: Wrap up, intervision and reflection
Module 2: 
Three days: Workshop and Fieldlab sessions 
Half a day: Wrap up, intervision and reflection
Module 3 (for post HBO or post WO certificate): 
Three days: Workshop and Fieldlab sessions
Practical and theoretical a assignment
Half a day: Wrap up, intervision and reflection
Certificate
After passing the second module you can choose for a follow up module, either awarded with an official post HBO or a post WO certificate, depending on your previous education and choice of modules. 

Extra coaching optional
Extra individual coaching can be provided on request

Course language
English or Dutch depending on the composition of the group 
Results
Enhancing an intrapreneurial approach towards leadership, will have a major impact on team performance and plays an essential role in supporting new initiatives from the idea stage to sustainable implementation. After attending this program:
  • You'll receive a post HBO or post WO diploma depending on you previous education and choice of modules;
  • You can apply your innovation leadership skills to create more impact personally or support incompany startups
  • You are capable of managing by results in a way that suits your style, your colleagues and your organization;
  • You demonstrate an intrapreneurial mindset and will have a hands-on understanding of business dynamics to maximize value creation and commitment;
  • You will demonstrate a T-shaped professionality; i.e. you are capable of approaching a problem flexibly from different perspectives, you are competent in a variety of team roles and you collaborate more efficiently in multidisciplinary teams; 
  • You can foster the growth of new initiatives in your own working environment, from idea to concept to implementation;
  • You can facilitate the process of Design Thinking as a successful problem-solving approach that is increasingly prevalent in learning organizations;
  • You can effectively present and transfer knowledge and ideas to a larger audience
Training advice
If you have questions or want to discuss wheather this course suits your needs, please call Jos Hardeman, program leader at 0031 6 41051186
Do you qualify?
Your organization strives for a high performance and you are a professional who continuously seeks for opportunities to innovate and improve products, services and processes. In your current position you can make a difference in terms of driving innovation and improvement.
Our group of participants has on average 3-8 years of work experience. Furthermore we welcome participants who:
  • work in a managerial position or projectmanagement position or are specifically preparing for these positions;
  • need to optimise their impact on team-, or talent development;
  • have an academic level of working and thinking.
 
Designforum is a case-based academy. During the program you'll learn from cases of influential startups and translate learnings to your specific working environment or you can choose to bring in your own real life innovation challenge. An interview is part of the intake procedure to give direction to these options in the context of suitability and your personal development goals.

Training advice
If you have questions or want to discuss wheather this course suits your needs, please call Jos Hardeman, program leader at 0031 6 41051186
Training advice
If you have questions or want to discuss wheather this course suits your needs, please call Jos Hardeman, program leader at 0031 6 41051186
Pricing
The tuition is:
Innovation Leadership I, 3,5 days € 985,-excluding 21% Dutch VAT.
Innovation Leadership II, 3,5 days € 985,-excluding 21% Dutch VAT.
Innovation Leadership III, 3,5 days € 1190,-excluding 21% Dutch VAT.

Pricing includes: all course materials and registration for our online learning space. 
Lunch on course days.
Regarding module 3: exam (resit if required) and certification. 
The above mentioned prices are based on a group of min 8 and max 16 participants.
Location
The course takes place at the location of Designforum on Strijp-S Eindhoven. In addition we'll be visited by several inspiring Startups as context for the Fieldlab sessions.

Please contact us if you want more information on our incompany training possibilities.

Course Dates Innovation leadership module 1: 14 maart 2019, 15 maart 2019, 28 maart 2019, 29 maart 2019


Innovation leadership module 1: 2 september 2019, 3 september 2019, 23 september 2019, 24 september 2019

Innovation leadership module 2: 15 april 2019, 16 april 2019, 13 mei 2019, 14 mei 2019

Innovation leadership module 2: 8 oktober 2019, 29 oktober 2019, 18 november 2019, 19 november 2019

Innovation leadership module 3: 23 mei 2019, 24 mei 2019, 6 juni 2019, 7 juni 2019

Innovation leadership module 3: 7 november 2019, 8 november 2019, 21 november 2019, 22 november 2019

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The program is organized in cooperation with the Technical University of Eindhoven (ESoE) and an inspiring Fieldlab of Startups and Design Agencies that provide new methods and tools as well as room for experiment and practising new acquired skills in a dynamic setting that is not your work floor.
For whom
Innovation Leadership is a program for people who are involved in optimizing daily operations and in creating the required change of mindset to an improvement culture. The program is set in a network of leaders, innovators and design thinkers. Exchange of knowledge and cooperation with other participants are also of great importance. The group of participants consists of managers, team leaders, entrepreneurs and startups. Do you want to:
  • Contribute more to the development of your organization?
  • Support an idea from concept to implementation?
  • Make a difference with regards to innovation power?
  • Learn essential strategies from technical and creative start-ups?
  • Practice tools and methods related to Design Thinking and Lean Innovation?
Post HBO / Post WO
The program consists of two consecutive modules of 3,5 days, you can separately register for. After joining these two modules, you can decide for an in-depth follow up training of 3,5 days which is rewarded with post HBO / post WO certificate. 
The training program rests on three pillars:
  • The Best Lectures of Leaders, for sharing actual knowledge and theoretical frameworks. 
  • Start-up Sessions, planned to explore new insights in small multidisciplinary groups.
  • Personal Leadership Coaching, to empower yourself for professional excellence.
For detailed information on lecturers, trainers, and start-ups involved please download the brochure.