Geneva Innovation Movement

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Course Objectives

A virtual hands-on experience, where you work in cross-functional and cross-organizational teams about a variety of innovation methodologies and how to apply them. The training engages leaders in innovation work and provides them with processes and tools to assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven UN agencies.

The Training aims to create a movement of collaborators from across the International Organizations with the goal of enabling the environment for innovation.

The Innovation Movement Workshops were started as a collaboration and co-created with the Chiefs of Learning and HR from UNHCR, ILO, UNOG, and ITU. After two successful cohorts in 2020, the Movement is now opening the program to all organizations interested in developing an innovation mindset and becoming part of a growing network of innovation champions in the UN.

The objective of the training is two-fold. First, on the content-level, it seeks to engage senior leaders (those managing teams – ex P5-D1) in innovation work and provide them with processes and tools to critically assess the value-adding potential and the challenges of innovation-driven UN agencies. Second, on the interpersonal level, to create a movement of collaborators from across the UN with the aim of enabling the environment for innovation.

Methodology

The workshop will take the innovation journey as a continuous iterative process that requires strategy, structures, and initiatives to change the processes, mindsets, and culture of the organizations. We start first from the high-level strategy and reasoning for innovation (week 1), move on to the processes and specific innovation methodologies necessary for mindset changes (week 2), and facilitate the development of the individual initiatives in cross-organizational teams that culminates in an initiative presentation/pitch event (weeks 3/4).

Target audience

P5 to D1 unless otherwise indicated

For Fall 2021 cohort, UNOG staff members who are leading teams are eligible to apply

EXTRA INFORMATION

Please reach out to clm_mc@un.org if interested

For more information, you can also consult: https://genevainnovation.org/innovation-movement-training-fall-2021/

SCHEDULE

The workshop runs from 5 to 29 October.

Every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:30 to 16:30 GVA / 8:30 a.m – 10 a.m. NY.

Download the 2021 Fall cohort concept note for the exact schedule.

REGISTRATION

Registration is done via an online application form

FEE

Participation is subject to a fee of CHF 2500 for non-UNOG staff members. Please contact directly iris@genevainnovation.org to apply

Format

Formation virtuelle dirigée par une formatrice ou un formateur / atelier en ligne