An Innovation Tool Kit: To Assist Boards in Strategic Planning
Australian Non-For-Profit and community organisations now operate in a rapidly changing world, with innovation widely regarded as a valuable tool to create opportunities and overcome many of the challenges facing the sector.
While many boards are increasingly involved in the mission to be more innovative, the pursuit can often lead to uncertainty, necessitating considered approaches that inspire change and improve innovation cultivation on boards.
While traditionally executive management is often responsible for innovation, Dr Nicky Howe and Alicia Curtis suggest that innovation can also be successfully cultivated within the boardroom.
To support this view, members of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) have developed this free innovation toolkit to equip boards with the necessary tools to cultivate innovation.
The toolkit consists of a number of practical approaches designed to develop innovation-leading insights including:
- An innovation toolset to help increase the reliability, efficiency and predictability of opportunity and change that deliver value to organisations
- The Idea Canvas – a working tool that assists organisations in capturing, investigating and challenging new ideas during the strategic planning process
- An Innovation Alignment Tool to assist boards with evaluating their capacity to act on ideas based on the alignment with organisational values and guiding principles
- A Progress Thermometer – a dynamic action learning evaluation and measurement tool for new ideas in the trial or implementation stage
These measures assist boards in evaluating the effectiveness of the innovation or idea while defining the scope of the principles which should govern decision-making on boards.
With numerous factors to consider, the information found within this guide provides boards with an excellent opportunity to reduce barriers to innovation and generate innovative approaches to problems.
To unlock the potential of your board, access our free innovation toolkit here.
BECOME A MEMBER
Receive our news, events and other special offers to your emailSIGN UP NOW
ELGP welcomes everyone. Board diversity needs to include people with disability.
Since the inception of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program (EYLACCB) we have championed diversity in all its forms on boards. Every year, when applications open for the annual Emerging Leaders in Governance program (ELGP) it’s an opportunity to encourage those from diverse backgrounds with community board aspirations to apply. […]
Congratulations to the ELGP 2020 Graduates!
Last week, we congratulated the ELGP graduates of 2020 with our first ever virtual graduation. Unsurprisingly, it has been a very unique ELGP experience this year. We were fortunate that participants got to start their program as normal, with their breakfast launch, site visits and weekend retreat all occurring in person. However, participants were challenged […]
2020 ELGP Participants revealed
In our eighth year of the program, we are delighted to reveal the participants of the 2020 Emerging Leaders in Governance program. Many of these participants are provided with scholarships to attend the program due to the funding provided by Community Partners. As you’ll read below, this group has exceptional professional skills and a keen […]