Creating a Culture of Innovation In An Uncertain and Disruptive World



Creating Innovation in an Uncertain and Disruptive World is a one-day course that enables you to understand how to leverage innovation to respond to change. The course focuses on the people, processes, and philosophy of innovative organisations to help you develop your ability to innovate by generating more ideas and putting them into action. It explores the behaviours of innovation leaders, and subsequently the process of how innovators turn their ideas into reality. It also explains how leaders and organisations adapt their culture, structure, and processes to make room for innovation. These insights are based on research, including the world’s most innovative companies.

More specifically, the course offers insights into ideation, design thinking, agile methodologies, and business model innovation. However, rather than offering these as fragmented approaches, this course integrates these disparate frameworks into a single, end-to-end framework for testing innovative ideas, and enables you to understand how an organisation that is defined by and developed around execution can adapt itself to foster and drive innovation.

Whether you are caught in the middle of digital (or other) disruption, or you want to innovate within your organisation, Innovation in an Uncertain and Disruptive World will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to adapt to today’s VUCA world.

This course is a perfect combination between training and coaching, delivering a unique experience to the participants. The webinar will be highly interactive.

Learning Outcomes

●    Understand what disruption is and how to respond effectively to it when it happens to you
●    Establish efficient strategies to embed innovative processes in your organization 
●    Learn how to combine new innovations with the evolving strategic vision of your company
●    Discover strategies for cultivating an innovation culture and for managing resistance to innovation within the organization
●    Foster new ways to strengthen your organization’s capacity to cope with ongoing uncertainty


I.    Building strategy in the age of disruption

a.    Bottom-up disruption: what to watch out for and how to defeat it 
b.    Top-down disruption: what to watch out for and how to defeat it 
c.    Innovation portfolios: 3 types of innovation with case examples

II.    Innovation for building new growth 

a.    New ways of working for the era of uncertainty (blue vs red ways of working)
b.    Understanding the “new” job
c.    Developing and experimenting on the go to market strategy

III.    Creating a culture of innovation 

a.    Behaviours of innovative leaders
b.    Becoming the chief experimenter
c.    Creating the structure for innovation 

IV.    Skills for Uncertainties

a.    The missing skills for the age of uncertainty
b.    The tools for navigating the unknown
c.    Developing and encouraging uncertainty skills in the organization

V.    Q & A and Conclusions

Target audience:

    Experienced professionals in various business lines and departments who want to build their capabilities to innovate, and translate these skills into a competitive advantage for their organisation
    Executives who are impacted by disruption
    Leaders who want to help their organisation become agile, transforming it into a vehicle of innovation
Number Of Participants: limited to max. 12
The webinar will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.

Facilitator: Gilda Scarfe, PhD -  Mental Toughness Expert, Member on the Advisory Board of the Global Flourishing Study led by Harvard University in collaboration with Baylor University, Founder and CEO of the Mental Toughness Institute (MTI) & Positive Ed.

Gilda is a member on the Advisory Board of the Global Flourishing Study led by HARVARD University in collaboration with Baylor University and the founder and CEO of the Mental Toughness Institute (MTI) & Positive Ed.  MTI uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioural science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop a mental toughness attitude.  Gilda is a positive psychologist and mental toughness expert with a Master in Education and a Doctorate in the conceptualization and application of mental toughness in organisations and education.

Gilda has completed numerous research studies, invited in international keynote presentations and strategic positive change programs for governments, private organisations etc, and she published many conference papers. She consults around the world Fortune 500 companies on best practices for integrating wellbeing, mental toughness and positive psychology domains into training and product design. Her vision is to empower individuals to fulfil their potential through human-centred, whole-person leadership, promoting sustainable flourishing across micro, mid, and macro levels.


16 March 2023. 10:00 – 17:00 

19 October 2023. 10:00 – 17:00 


by 3 March 2023

by 6 October 2023

Duration: 6 hours (six hours net)     
The webinar will be delivered using Envisia Online Platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home and from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the online sessions took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.

A digital Certificate will be issued by Envisia after the course.

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