Putting innovation into practice
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Title: Putting innovation into practice
Duration: 11:30-13:30 UK Time Tuesday 19 January 2021 (total time commitment will be in the region of 1 day including a prep exercise, an optional follow on call 10:30-11:30 on Friday 22 January, and peer learning/networking via the online learning platform)
Topics: innovation, business models, organisational development, organisational management, COVID-19
Trainer: Ian Gray, Gray Dot Catalyst
Software: Zoom (all you need is a charged laptop, tablet or mobile and internet connection to join the session)
Who is it for: This session will be particularly useful for CEOs, senior managers or trustees of small organisations and staff involved in strategic planning processes.
What you will be able to do after the session:
1. Understand what different stakeholders especially donors mean by innovation within the international development & humanitarian sector
2. Identify good practice in innovation across the sector
3. Solve common challenges that we encounter when working on innovation
4. Be aware of business model innovation and tools that enable experimentation around organisational models
5. Communicate innovation to key stakeholders and donors
Why you should attend:
Have you heard the buzzword “innovation” a lot but don’t quite know what it means for your organisation or international development work? Are you undertaking a new strategic planning process? Are you thinking about changing your business model but need some inspiration?
If the answer is yes, then this is the training session for you.
This interactive workshop will give you the practical tools and confidence you need to think strategically about innovation and to put your innovative ideas in practice. The session will present a range of good practice examples and create a space for dialogue and peer learning between members about how COVID-19 might speed up the process of disruption and innovation.
About the speaker:
Ian Gray is Founder and Director of Gray Dot Catalyst which works with businesses, third sector organisations and donors, advising them on strategy, innovation and partnering. Recent clients include the DFID, UNHCR, BOND, War Child and NESTA. Ian has 20 years' experience in the sector working in both large and small NGOs. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the charity Toybox and is a Non-Exec Director of the Partnership Brokers Association.
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The workshop is free to attend for Alliance members. Non-members can request to join the training workshop if there are spaces available, for a fee of £100.