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Thinking Innovatively

Participant Outcomes: Innovation is the key to organisational sustainability and this program provides Not For Profit staff at all levels with tools and techniques to think more innovatively and become more creative problem solvers. Attending will assist in developing organisation’s that openly welcome, value and reward Innovation. The course will assist people to identify their own individual Social Entrepreneurial and Innovative DNA and how they can apply that more effectively within their own organisation.

Course Outline: Not for Profit organisations and staff who work for them are being increasingly asked to do more with less and become more independent. Additional to this is the request to funded organisations from the funding bodies to become more innovative. Building a work environment which encourages innovation is a necessity in today’s NFP workplace and this half-day workshop encourages staff at all levels to think more innovatively and become more creative problem solvers.

Key subjects covered:

  • thinking innovatively
  • overcoming barriers to innovation
  • wanting to innovate – instilling the desire to assess and take risks

• welcoming diversity and new ideas
• innovative thinking tools and basics – we look at techniques to allow creative thinking and idea expression
• creating an environment where innovation thrives – identify your role in developing an innovative workplace
• embedding innovation in Organisational Culture – how organisations can reward and encourage innovation
• social innovation and social entrepreneurship – Identifying your own Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial DNA

Facilitator: Ivan Brown
Prior to consulting Ivan held Senior Leadership roles with The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Guardian Youth and Hills Community Care.
Ivan, who holds an MBA, has also recently conducted a major business review for TACSI (The Australian Centre for Social Innovation) and delivered key notes at several NFP Leadership Conferences on the need for Not For Profit organisations to innovate.

Cost: CHSP/CCSP Worker $160 / NRSDC Member $160 / All Others $175