Short Learning Programme
NWU is recognised amongst the leaders in the fields of innovation and technology management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme.
The Innovation Management Programme (IMP) aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to enable them to manage the creation of innovative solutions within a rapidly changing technological, business and social landscape on the one side, and the creation of shareholder value and return on investment (ROI) on the other. It is designed for current and future leaders within the organisation and aims to create an understanding of the dynamics between the business environment and the integration of technology and the role the latter plays in terms of taking the business forward through interaction with customers, both internal and external. This programme will include training modules to address innovation challenges within organisations. It will also strive to empower the programme participants to create solutions to the problems identified. The IMP is fundamentally focused on the enablement of innovation once the technical and management issues have been covered in the course. The main drive will be on creating a culture of innovation for which the enterprise will assume personal responsibility. The programme, therefore, focuses on enterprise issues such as innovation, new product development, complexity management, finance, marketing and logistics management. Participants will integrate the learnings and prepare an Action Learning Project (ALP) to be submitted.
Must be selected as part of the enterprise’s talent and management development drive. A rigorous selection process is followed where the enterprise sets requirements for entry.
Learning assumed to be in place:
To be selected to the SLP candidates must: Display an inclination towards innovation initiatives; Be self-directed within the organisation. Acknowledge their desire to obtain given scarce skills and insights in the fields of New Product Development, Complexity Management, Business Reframing, Technology Strategy and Innovation Management.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Self-assessment to embed the learning matter. Populating workbooks and study guides through group discussions and personal reflection. Peer-to-peer assessment is conducted in the contact sessions and is facilitated by the facilitator. Reflection is done to ensure an understanding of the knowledge areas that are covered. Individual, as well as group assignments, are done to ensure that the learning outcomes are reached and the practical (implementability) demonstrated. One (1) theoretical examination will be written on related course content. Completion of a Business Case applicable to the Industry in general and the company specific.
Method of assessment:
The subject experts and professionals presenting the different modules will assess the assignments. The accreditation body will moderate the assignments and experts from industry and the final results will be submitted to the accreditation body for final approval and certification. The theoretical examination will be scored by academia within the fields of technology, strategy and innovation and moderated by other experts. The Business Case Project will be assessed by a panel consisting of academia within the fields of technology, strategy and innovation and other experts from the relevant industry.
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Mode of delivery:
Current and future decision-makers and leaders within the organisation.