The Change Evolution Academy in collaboration with its partner “The Motiv Innovation Network Group” has developed a unique proposition which ensures that the training we deliver is strategically sustainable within our clients’ organizations. A Change Leadership Train-the-Trainer process frequently forms an integral part of our client-specific methodologies, techniques and processes. The impact of our Innovation Management Training Programme (IMTP) and the Discovery Workshop experience is immediate and often reveals the need for continuous improvement. From the outset, we look to train individuals and teams by empowering them as workshop facilitators and change leaders. This means not only the effective multiplication of knowledge and skills, but also the ongoing development of certified IMTP and HR Change Leaders within the client’s organization who can continue to drive appropriate and sustainable change.
We also provide separate Discovery Workshops for the board and senior management as a first tier approach to ensure continuity of leadership, to lead by example and to experience the discovery process themselves as leaders. This sends a strong signal to an organization’s community as regards a “Culture of Ownership”.
At the end of 1999, Harald Korsten, creator and owner of the Motiv Innovation Network Group, was contracted by the Institute of German Economy (IW) to develop training in innovation skills for the heads of institutes merged in an initiative to stimulate innovation in the German economy. Thereupon he developed a training concept covering all requirements to manage an innovation process. It was shown that the training process was unique, as an IW-comparison with other competitors showed. This first version stood the test in the following months and became the prototype of today’s training.
It is now almost 11 years in which hundreds of managers and trainers have been trained in innovation capabilities. Still, the content is constantly updated and the training methods are continuously refined. The training is still unique in covering the entire innovation process – this is the result of interim research by the Swiss Railway Company and by Prof Dr Geissler, H. Schmidt – University of Hamburg, who accomplished a comparative study by order of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Here, he stated we were the market leaders in the advanced field of innovation management, qualitatively and quantitatively.
This award and the response of our participants, encourages us to continue the Kaizen approach, the “Path of persistent Steps”, to constantly improve our work.