New QQI Level 8 Course - Managing Innovation: Innovation towards the Management of Change for Community and Voluntary Organisations

5 October 2019, 10:00am - 14 December 2019, 4:00pm

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This QQI Level 8 accredited module is an introduction to the building-blocks of innovation management for organisations in the process of managing change. It looks at the nature of change and innovation and explores the innovative change management process from start to finish.

The module covers topics such as: sources of new ideas, effective selection and portfolio processes, and the challenge of implementation. These processes operate in a context defined through the interaction of people, technology and organisational goals, or more concisely, the innovation strategy of the company.

Who would benefit from undertaking this course?

The course, delivered at the DFI Head Office in Dublin, is aimed at CEOs, Administrators, Chairpersons and other interested Board Members of Community and Voluntary Organisations starting on Saturday the 05th October 2019.

Aims: Whereas ‘change’ only improves on the ability to satisfy a need which already has a solution, ‘innovative change’ will answer an unsatisfied need which did not hitherto have a known solution. The aim of this course is to develop the learners understanding of the challenges of achieving an innovative organisation that is efficient at exploiting current advantages and exploring for new opportunities.

Outline: This 10-week programme consists of five full days tuition staggered over the autumn semester, coupled with prescribed reading and group assignments based on the learning from each of the class days.

Day 1: Understanding Innovation towards change

Day 2: Innovation towards change Processes: Idea Generation & Selection

Day 3: Innovation towards change Processes: Implementation & Culture

Day 4: Collaboration, Open Innovation, Change & Knowledge Management

Day 5: Leadership and the Ambidextrous Organisation

Provisional dates & venue:

  1. Saturday 5th October 2019 – DFI, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8
  2. Wednesday 23rd October 2019 – Venue to be confirmed
  3. Saturday 9th November 2019 – DFI, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8
  4. Saturday 30th November 2019 – DFI, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8
  5. Saturday 14th December 2019 - DFI, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

Course Fee: UL has approved a special discounted fee of €500 (and €400 for DFI members).

For further information contact Claire Gallery on 061 213360 or


Disability Federation of Ireland, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

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