A virtual hands-on experience, where you work in cross-functional and cross-organizational teams about a variety of innovation methodologies and how to apply them. The training engages leaders in innovation work and provides them with processes and tools to assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven agencies and organizations.
The Training aims to create a movement of collaborators from across the International Organizations with the goal of enabling the environment for innovation.
The Innovation Movement Workshops were started as a collaboration and co-created with the Chiefs of Learning and HR from UNHCR, ILO, UNOG, and ITU. After four successful cohorts in 2020 and 2021, the Movement is now opening the program to all organizations interested in developing an innovation mindset and becoming part of a growing network of innovation champions.
The objective of the training is two-fold. First, on the content-level, it seeks to engage senior leaders (those managing teams) in innovation work and provide them with processes and tools to critically assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven UN agencies. Second, on the interpersonal level, to create a movement of collaborators from across the UN with the aim of enabling the environment for innovation.
The workshop will take the innovation journey as a continuous iterative process that requires strategy, structures, and initiatives to change the processes, mindsets, and culture of the organizations. We start first from the high-level strategy and reasoning for innovation (week 1), move on to the processes and specific innovation methodologies necessary for mindset changes (week 2), and facilitate the development of the individual initiatives in cross-organizational teams that culminates in an initiative presentation/pitch event (weeks 3/4).