Innovation

Innovation Lab 2020

Take a look at the theme & schedule for the Innovation Lab and take your learning further with professional qualifications.

Growing a culture of continuous improvement.

Returning for 2020, the Digital Greenhouse’s monthly Innovation Lab aims to help you gain greater knowledge and understanding of innovative working practices.  This year’s programme will once again showcase some of the best innovation from across the island and include hands on introductions to a range of subjects, such as project management, business analysis, and change and transformation.  Attendees can build and develop new skillsets for the changing business world and, through partnership with the GTA, take it further by signing up for one of their professional qualification routes.  

Kicking off the series in January was Sean Petralia, Business Transformation & Project Management Consultant at Maroon Consulting and GTA tutor.  His sold out talk provided information and clarity around the innovation skillset often described as the triple threat - Project Management, Business Analysis and Change Management. 

Businesses not only need to adapt but adapt quickly if they are to maintain competitive advantage. Practitioners in project management, business analysis and change management have never been more needed to support businesses in achieving successful change.

Sean Petralia, Business Transformation & Project Management Consultant at Maroon Consulting

If you are looking to take your knowledge and understanding to the next level there are some really interesting online learning opportunities available through the GTA.  Signing up to one of these globally recognised courses could be the perfect way to develop an interest into a new career path, or to take you to the next level of your profession.  These online learning and self-study courses aim to provide you with an easily accessible way to gain professional qualifications in your own time and at your own pace.  Meanwhile attending Innovation Lab events can support your learning, as well as giving you a place to develop a network of like-minded individuals. 

Scroll down for details of Innovation Lab schedule & GTA courses.

Innovation Lab Schedule

Save the date for these upcoming Innovation Lab events and keep checking this page for schedule updates once details are confirmed. 

24 January: Next-Gen Project Professional

SPEAKER: Sean Petralia, Business Transformation & Project Management Consultant at Maroon Consulting and GTA tutor. 
TIME: 4-5pm
LOCATION: Third Floor Event Space at the Digital Greenhouse

Find out how to develop your 'triple threat' skills to support successful business changes. 

SOLD OUT

28 February: Making the leap to high performance

SPEAKER:  Janine Mayor, Investors in People Consultant at the GTA University Centre
TIME:  4-5pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

Janine's talk will focus on the benefits of putting people at the centre of your performance strategy.

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27 March: Implementing Digital & Cultural Change - POSTPONED

Information update on 16.03.20:

EVENT POSTPONED
Due to the current advice and procedures surrounding the COVID-19, our upcoming Innovation Lab, due to be held on 28th March, has now been postponed.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we feel it is the right decision at this time.  However, we are still keen to deliver this session so we will work with Prosperity 24/7 to reschedule it for this summer and we will keep you informed when we have a new date. To keep up to date with the latest Innovation Lab news and event information please click here to subscribe to the Innovation Network newsletter.

SPEAKER:  Carl Appleton, Senior Consultant at Prosperity 24/7
TIME:  1-2pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

Carl will focus on practical advice for implementing digital and cultural change, drawing on his experience leading large change management programmes.

24 April: Resolution IT - The Story - POSTPONED

Information update on 07.04.20

EVENT POSTPONED:  Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and the fact that Resolution IT are working around the clock to support their client's new remote working strategies, we have taken the decision to postpone this event.

SPEAKERS:  Olly Duquemin & Shaun Lane from Resolution IT
TIME:  1-2pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

Resolution IT will reveal how innovative ways of working have led to positive change and successful growth in a local environment.

1 May: Hive Learning - WEBINAR

SPEAKERS:  Alastair Easton & Ellen Nicholson from Hive Learning
TIME:  3 - 4pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

Join us for a live webinar introducing an online community for innovators in Guernsey.

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12 May: Innovation in Adversity with PwC - WEBINAR

SPEAKERS:  Leyla Yildirim & Nick Vermeulen from PwC Channel Islands
TIME:  2 - 2.45pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

PwC will be delivering a 2-part webinar series on innovation in our current climate.  Using their case studies as examples, they will challenge us to seize the opportunity to embrace change and create a culture of innovation.

BOOK PART 1 Here

19 May: Recovery, Development, Growth with PwC - WEBINAR

SPEAKERS:  Leyla Yildirim & Nick Vermeulen from PwC Channel Islands
TIME:  2 - 2.45pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

PwC will be delivering a 2-part webinar series on innovation in our current climate.  Using their case studies as examples, they will challenge us to seize the opportunity to embrace change and create a culture of innovation.

BOOK PART 2 Here

22-26 June: World Wellbeing Week WEBINAR SERIES

To mark Wellbeing Week the Digital Greenhouse is running a series of Innovation Lab webinars showcasing local innovation and entrepreneurship in health and wellbeing.

MONDAY 22 JUNE
TITLE:  Lockdown blues? Online news! The Decider Skills for self help
SPEAKERS:  Carol Vivyan & Michelle Ayres, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists
TIME:  2 - 2.45pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

The first of our Wellbeing Week webinars will focus on new developments of The Decider Skills during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE
TITLE: How can Welcome Home continue to support the community to stay well and thrive?
SPEAKERS:  Daniel White, Community Builder
TIME:  2 - 2.45pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

Join Dan to hear the story of building Welcome Home's online community wellbeing hub amidst a global pandemic. 

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FRIDAY 26 JUNE
TITLE: Life made Better
SPEAKERS:  Peter Grange & John Halker, Co-Founders of The Better App Company
TIME:  2 - 2.45pm
LOCATION:  Online Webinar

The final webinar of Wellbeing Week hear the birth story of The Better App Company, the Channel Island-based health technology business making mobile applications that help improve and save peoples’ lives.  

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GTA University Centre Courses & Professional Qualifications

AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner

The AgilePM® course explains how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects and manage an Agile project from start to finish, enabling delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager.

The Foundation level provides delegates with an understanding of the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project. The Practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips delegates with an in-depth knowledge of not just the principles, but also how to apply and implement the principles on a daily basis.

Online Passport E-Learning:

6 months access from start date. AgilePM® Passport is a self-study e-Learning option for the AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner exams. 

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Classroom Learning:

4-day course - New date TBC, please register your interest directly with the GTA.

Register interest 

BCS Foundation Certificate Business Analysis

This course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions.

Virtual Classroom:

Start Date: 20 May 2020 - 3 days (09:00 - 17:00) 
This virtual course develops the skills needed to work with senior business and IT staff to analyse and model business activities. Delegates will learn how to investigate business problems, and how to identify and recommend appropriate creative solutions. 

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Online Passport E-Learning:

6 months access from start date.
BA Passport is a well acclaimed and accredited e-Learning for BCS Business Analysis.  It provides you with a straightforward (self-paced) route to a BA qualification.  

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PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner

PRINCE2® is an integrated framework of processes and themes which address the planning, delegation, monitoring and control of the six variables involved in any project, those of Costs, Timescales, Quality, Scope, Risk and Benefits.

Online Passport E-Learning:

6 months access from start date. PRINCE2® Passport in Foundation and Practitioner self-study products aim to provide you with a straightforward route to becoming a fully certificated Registered Practitioner in your own time and at your own pace.  

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Virtual Classroom Learning:

Start date: 22 June 2020 - 5 days (09:00 - 17:00)
Due to social distancing guidelines the tutor will be delivering this course real time in a virtual classroom on the appointed date or dates. You will receive instructions on how to join and interact once your course booking is confirmed.

The GTA’s 5-day virtual classroom Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner course incorporates the 3-day Foundation course and the 2 day Practitioner course. The course also includes both the Foundation and Practitioner exams. Both courses can be also be taken separately.

By attending this course attendees will learn the Prince2 common language, systems and procedures to control resources and risks of any project being delivered whether in the private and public sector.

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Change Management Foundation & Practitioner

This course provides an informative and valuable pathway of understanding through the maze of principles, theories and guidance on organisational change management, and gives a solid platform for clear best practice thinking and the application of useful tools and techniques for achieving successful change.

Classroom Learning:

5-day course, 28 September - 2 October 2020. 

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MSP® Online Passport E-Learning

6 months access from start date. This course will provided you with a sound knowledge of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and the confidence to implement its structured framework for defining and managing complex change, particularly where there is a vision of an end state but the path to the solution is not yet clear. MSP is accelerating across both public and private sectors because it leads to more effective results focused on the management of change. MSP® Passport is accredited by the PeopleCert to support self-study distance learning.

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PRINCE2 Agile Online Passport E-Learning - Practitioner

6 months access from start date. Recognised globally with an international qualification which demonstrates ability to apply best practice approaches to managing any and every kind of project - irrespective of industry, size or scale. PRINCE2 Agile Passport is accredited by PeopleCert to support the qualification.

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Mindful Leadership – Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

For leaders to have success, as little as 20% is down to professional qualifications and up to 80% relies on emotional intelligence. This is a core skill that the next generation project professionals will need for the future.

This innovative course draws on the latest neuroscience research and shows how mindfulness practice can improve your emotional intelligence which can enhance your performance, develop your leadership capabilities and boost your well-being.

There are no scheduled dates at the moment but please register your interest and hopefully the GTA will release scheduled dates soon.

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Project Management Introduction

This non-examined virtual course will make use of a combination of lectures, case studies and in-class exercises.  It will establish a useful knowledge base for delegates wishing to proceed on to professional level qualifications such as APM, PMI, etc.

Please check the GTA website for dates.

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