Develop your career in innovation with the twelve-day diploma programme ‘Leading Innovation Excellence’ by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. You will develop the capability to drive for excellence in sustainable innovation within your organisation.
The Leading Innovation Excellence programme, The Essentials of Innovation Leadership programme, and The Essentials of Innovation for Governments programme are offered by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is fuelled by their belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation an strive to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of people.
The diploma programme consists of four modules, each of three days at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. You will take part in interactive masterclasses, workshops and peer-to-peer learning, supported by a mix of online materials, real business case studies, assignments and after-class discussions. Each module takes between 50 – 60 hours to complete (including the time you spend in classes).
Throughout the duration of the programme, you are encouraged to take on a personal Real-life Impact Project, which challenges you to directly apply your learnings and make real and relevant impact on your own organisation and role. For your Real-life Impact Project you will be supported by a dedicated academic and practitioner coach with knowledge and experience on your defined project.
Focusing on the fundamentals of the programme; how to drive systemic change and innovation, and what is needed for this from an integral perspective (resources, processes and values).
This module dives deep into the topic of ambidextrous human resources. What consequences does this have for your personal leadership and your relations with top management teams? Discover personality types and learning styles, and how these can help you to compose the most effective entrepreneurial teams.
What structures, processes and governance fit your organisation and can help it to excel in innovation? How can you manage your innovation portfolio and where can you source your innovations? Learn to set up open innovation processes and how to collaborate with start-ups. Discuss how innovation processes are evaluated and who is responsible. Review actions for improving excellence in your organisation’s innovation processes and governance.
Become an agile leader and learn how to facilitate transformational change and engage key stakeholders in the organisation. Become aware of the cultures and values of informal versus formal, and learn how to build and leverage communities and social networks.
There’s no selection procedure for this programme. This programme is specially designed for (Innovation) professionals that have experience with demonstrating internal entrepreneurship. Participants have experience with innovation, strategic renewal and/or (digital) transformation projects and want to improve themselves and take organisation to next level. Examples of these professionals are:
For professionals in larger organisation (>500 employees)
For professionals in a role that is related to innovation management, from all disciplines and industries.
Limit amount of participants is 15 as we seek for a highly interactive learning environment
On average most modules will have 10 participants
The whole programme was like a journey. Maybe a little like the discovery voyage of Columbus who set out to find India; I set out to learn new insights and theoretical models and then ended up in a restructuring of my department, and derivations for my entire company that I can personally influence.
Erik Wirsing, VP Global Innovation at DB Schenker
This programme brings in top academics from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and international partner universities. The programme is developed by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in collaboration with industry-leading innovation professionals from organisations such as DSM and ING, who act as facilitators.
Justin Jansen is professor of corporate entrepreneurship at RSM.
Ferdinand Jaspers is programme director at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Magdalena Cholakova is an associate professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at RSM.
Tom Mom is professor of strategic growth and implementation at RSM, and academic director of RSM’s Executive MBA programme.
The Leading Innovation Excellence Programme comprises four modules, each lasting three days. The programme runs on several dates, please select the one that suits you most to register.
Check the website of Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship for an overview of all the dates.
€ 18,500 (excl. VAT) for the four modules; a personal academic and practitioner coach throughout your Real-life Impact Project; the ECE Corporate Entrepreneurship Scan; preparatory webinars and quizzes; access to the online learning system; graduation conference, course book & materials, lunches, dinners, social activities.
10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM.
The programme takes place at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the centre of Rotterdam
Rotterdam Science Tower, 10th floor
3029 AK Rotterdam.