Facilitating Creativity, Managing Innovation & Handling Change


Facilitating Creativity, Managing Innovation & Handling Change

Become more Creative at your workplace, build a systemic approach to manage Innovation and handle effectively required change for success.

In our turbulent times, innovation increasingly constitute not only a way to facilitate growth, but a virtual precondition for survival of companies, organizations and even of states! However, organisations usually focus their innovation efforts exclusively within the area of product and service development. Although this direct effort is important and adds value (since it focuses on bottom line results), at the same time it neglects powerful indirect leverage opportunities, such as differentiating business models and internal organization.

Furthermore, obstacles of coming up with creative ideas are usually identified in employees’ personality traits, as well as in underlying misalignments in corporate systemic structures, policies and procedures.
Last but not least, creative ideas are frequently not transformed into innovative practices, as the required change is not managed in an effective way.

The aim of this practical course is to open up new horizons about how a person can become more creative, how innovation can be facilitated within an organization through a systemic approach, and how managers can effectively manage the change required to transform creative ideas to value adding innovation. Attendees will learn methodologies that can be readily applied to the workplace.

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will be able to:

  • Identify your personal obstacles in becoming more creative
  • Become more creative as a person
  • Identify the obstacles in building an innovative organisation
  • Recognize areas where innovation can be applied within your organization
  • Build a culture of innovation within your organisation
  • Build a systemic approach towards managing innovation
  • Handle effectively the required Change to implement creative ideas and ensure innovation is applied

Learn how to become more creative as a person, how to manage innovation in a systemic way and how to handle the required change effectively, in order to ensure your organization achieves its strategic objectives through innovation!

Who should attend?

Who should attend

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for Directors, Senior Managers and Managers of:

  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Business Excellence
  • Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Line managers who seek to improve their personal creativity, their skills to manage innovation and their ability to implement change

Your trainer

Meet your expert course trainer: Emmanuel Perakis

Emmanuel Perakis is Managing Partner of STREAM Management having supported both corporations (such as Coca-Cola 3E, Cosmote, Carrefour, Heineken, Henkel, Dubai Holdings, Korres, Novartis), as well as institutions (such as CSR Europe, EFQM, Danish Center for Leadership, WWF), on management issues such as Human Resource Development, Leadership, Innovation and CSR.

Emmanuel has over 17 years of experience in Management roles in areas such as Μanagement Systems, Internal Organisation, Business Excellence, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Communications. Additional activities and memberships include:

  • Jury Committee Member and Senior Assessor for the European Excellence Award in Brussels (in the category of large companies).
  • Lead Auditor for Quality, Environment and Health & Safety management systems.
  • Official Trainer, for EFQM in Europe.
  • Conference Speaker with Speakers Associates UK.
  • Member of Vodafone Group’s Global CSR Council.

He has provided numerous lectures, moderations and training courses on various management topics including, Innovation, Change, Responsibility, Environment, Excellence and Leadership around the world (Belgium, Serbia, Holland, Denmark, Romania, Estonia, Dubai, Greece). In 2003 he was honoured with the annual European Leadership Award by the European Foundation for Quality Management, for his “contribution to the Excellence movement in Europe”.


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