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. 


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:

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.

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24 April: Resolution IT - The Story

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.

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22 May: The Pathway to Change Management

SPEAKER:  Chris Ash, Head of Business at C5 Alliance
TIME:  1-2pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

Chris will deliver an interactive session introducing Change Management, perfect for those wishing to transition into this area.

Save the date - Booking information coming soon. 

24 June: Prioritising your Sleep & Wellbeing with Daniel White

Please note this event is on a Wednesday lunchtime and not the normal Friday slot. 

SPEAKER:  Daniel White, Wellbeing Educator & Sleep Consultant at Daniel White Health
TIME:  1-2pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

To mark World Wellbeing Week Daniel White will be presenting on the transformative power of a good night's sleep and how you can achieve it. 

Save the date - Booking information coming soon. 

24 July: Visualising Complexity Workshop

SPEAKER:  Ben Wratten, Digital Development Officer at the Digital Greenhouse
TIME:  1-2pm
LOCATION:  The Shed at the Digital Greenhouse

Our very own Ben will lead this interactive workshop introducing fun and engaging methods of communication to help teams explain even the most complex of projects or ideas. 

Save the date - Booking information coming soon. 

18 September: National Coding Week Lab Special - TBC

More details coming soon.

23 October: The human aspect of change - TBC

More information coming soon.

20 November: New Business Innovation - TBC

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week we will hear how innovative ideas can lead to new business.

More details coming soon.

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.

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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Classroom Learning:

3-day course, 22-26 June 2020. This intensive five day course provides delegates with the skills to successfully manage projects. 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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