This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and practice innovation and creative thinking in order to lead, support and maintain a culture of innovative thinking and practice that will further organisational strategic planning for sustainable business practices across a range of organisational contexts.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Online
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22226

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - interpersonal, communication and team building skills; - research methodology and critical analysis skills; - self-management, learning and reflective practice skills to evaluate and advance personal effectiveness in modelling and leading creative thinking and innovation practices across a range of organisational contexts; - communication, consultation and negotiation and team building skills to promote, model, lead and sustain a culture of ongoing learning and development within organisational contexts; - planning and organisational skills to develop, implement and sustain practical strategies and mechanisms that support creative thinking and innovation practices within organisational settings, and; - leadership and problem-solving skills to assess challenges and risks at a strategic level and to develop appropriate responses.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant research and current literature on theories and bodies of knowledge about sustainable creative thinking and innovation practices within organisations; - relevant research, and current literature about the influence various styles and models of leadership and management have on creative thinking and innovation practices across a range of organisational contexts; - relevant international, national and local legislation, regulations, standards and ethical requirements; - relevant critical analyses of social, political, economic and technological developments that determine the broad context for innovation across a range of organisational contexts; - relationship between theory and practice in creative thinking and innovation practices within organisations; - risk assessment and change management strategies relevant to innovation and creative thinking within organisations; - change management theory and practice; - disruptive thinking methodologies, and; - human and business capacity building methodologies.

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