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Leading Strategic Innovation: How to lead with purpose

An introduction to strategic thinking, change and leadership purpose.

Leading Strategic Innovation: How to lead with purpose
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree
This course is part of the program Strategic Change and Innovation, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Entrepreneurship. Find out more.

Develop your strategic thinking and refine your leadership purpose.

This course introduces the concepts of strategic innovation and change. You will critically reflect on your past experiences of change in order to develop a better understanding of how you deal with change.

You will explore your leadership and strategic purpose.

This course is part of our Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsSTEVE JAYNES: Change is sweeping through our lives at an unprecedented pace. With every change comes new opportunities. But how do organisations respond to and develop their capabilities to pursue those opportunities? This is the task of leaders who need to unpick the complexity of change, and use this knowledge to decide where and how to innovate. Hello, I'm Steve Jaynes, the course director for the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship at Deakin University. Understanding the dynamic interplay of innovation and change draws on key tenets of our knowledge and application of strategy. We'll explore key concepts and tools for analysis and decision making around change. We'll also help you identify and define your leadership purpose.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsThese tools will help you identify optimal strategic directions for growth and profitability, and innovations that will best enable those strategies. We look forward to sharing with you some of our latest thinking on the strategic, organisational, and leadership capabilities that will help you lead and innovate through change.

What topics will you cover?

  • Personal experience of change
  • Leadership and strategic purpose
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic drift
  • Organisational change
  • The playing to win model

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the concept and practice of strategic thinking.
  • Develop your understanding of change at a personal level.
  • Identify and define your leadership purpose.
  • Investigate strategic drift and the nature of change.

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to anyone, especially those looking to be innovative and make a difference in their organisation or society.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

I am the Deputy Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. I have been an enterprise educator for over 15 years and worked in industry.

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Strategic Change and Innovation, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Entrepreneurship.

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