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Innovation and Strategy for Business Leaders [ISBL]

(SCQF level 6)

Business & Procurement, Innovation and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

24th Mar 2022,


Riverside Campus


£ 0


The Innovation and Strategy for Business Leaders (ISBL) course will inform and shape the design parameters for innovation initiatives to ensure alignment with your business strategy. It will support individuals in the leadership, management and governance of innovation within their organisations.

Through the use of tools, techniques and examples, participants will understand how to build and validate a new business model, improve organisational readiness to support innovation and create a sustainable innovation capability to drive performance excellence.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

This accelerated one-day online course is aimed at Business Leaders who wish to apply innovation more strategically and systematically to improve business performance, and ultimately drive growth.

Active leadership that challenges limiting assumptions is an essential element for enabling successful innovation. 

What you study

This course will help you:

  • become a responsible innovative leader.
  • develop and build a resilient, open and adaptive innovation capability.
  • apply experimental thinking to create winning innovation strategies.
  • lead or influence your ecosystem.
  • scenario plan and develop your future business and operating models.
  • build and sustain a culture of innovation that embraces a growth mind set.
  • improve the level of innovation maturity and pace.
  • develop innovation horizons and portfolio investment profiles.
  • assemble the building blocks for effective digital transformation.

Other topics covered, include:

  • creating market advantage through digital transformation and exploitation.
  • assessing core innovation competencies.
  • building emerging technologies trend spotting programmes.
  • improving Innovation Governance to enable better and timely decisions.
  • measuring progress, impact and value from innovation investments.
  • aligning and cohere innovation to your business’ values.
  • leveraging the new international innovation standards. 


How the course is taught

This course is delivered live online via Zoom or MS Teams. UK Time applies.

Learning materials will be provided. Upon completion of the programme, participants will be eligible for a Certificate from the Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange as well as a full Fellowship of the IKE Institute.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    24th Mar 2022 ,
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 0