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Innovation within the public sector plays a very significant role in productivity growth, cost savings and improvements in service quality; benefits which then also positively affect everyone that relies on an efficient and effective public sector.

By establishing practical, innovative strategies your organisation can transform the way you tackle challenges and opportunities to improve your service delivery.

Attend our Effectively Increasing Innovation in the Public Sector course to generate new ideas and find more efficient methods of completing tasks. Improve your organisations processes by learning how simple but effective techniques can improve your organisations approach to innovative thinking.

Through a mixture of practical sessions and exercises led by Innovation Expert, Julian Bowrey, takeaway the tools and techniques to become more creative, foster an innovative culture into your organisation and guide future growth.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note we use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Julian Bowrey

Julian Bowrey has 30 years’ experience of policy making in central and local government, including Head of Policy and Review for a large County Council and as a Senior Civil Servant. His expertise is in integrating policy making with implementation, applying creative and strategic thinking to policy challenges, digital transformation and sub-regional governance.

Since leaving the Civil Service in 2015 Julian has worked as a freelance consultant and trainer, mainly working with public servants at home and abroad. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Strategic Management at Hertfordshire Business School. Julian has degrees from University College, London and the ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Align innovation to current business strategies
  • Develop performance markers to track innovation initiatives
  • Determine the role of teams and leaders in innovation strategies
  • Learn effective techniques to foster a culture of innovation in your team
  • Understand what innovation is and what it means for the future of your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

What is Innovation?

  • Types of Innovation
  • What happens when you foster innovation?
  • What does innovation mean for your organisation?
10:30 - 11:00

Aligning Innovation Direction to Business Strategies

  • What are you doing currently?
  • Analysing innovation – who is doing it well?
  • Support for innovation in the UK public sector; Govtech, SBRI…
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Creating a Culture of Innovation

  • Innovation and your team
  • A leader’s role in innovation
  • Developing cultural conditions to facilitate innovation initiatives
12:30 - 13:15


13:15 -

Reflection Session

13:30 - 14:15

Techniques for Inspiring Innovative and Creative Thinking; Double Diamond, the Ingenuity Process

The trainer will look at different innovative thinking techniques and evaluate their benefits and limitations.

  • Ingenuity Process
  • Double Diamond Process
14:15 - 15:00

Workshop: Putting Theory into Practice

In this session delegates will bring together learnings from the morning and develop and practice the key tools and techniques to implement innovation in the workplace.

15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Establishing Indicators of Success for Your Innovation Plans

After implementing an environment of innovation, delegates will establish key milestones to ensure they are measuring innovation plans effectively and consistently.

  • Assess innovative ideas
  • Define measures and milestones
  • Execute innovation plans successfully
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways