CMI Unit 723 Leading Innovation and Change in Professional Consulting
Leading Innovation and Change in Professional Consulting is CMI Unit 723. Study this course as part of the CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Professional Consulting. These unique professional management consulting qualifications have been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Consulting. They are mapped to the Chartered Management Consultant Competency Framework.
This unit is required to achieve Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) status.
About this course
The ability to drive innovation and change is an essential skill for a professional consultant. Innovation defined simply as ‘doing something new or different’, is a powerful catalyst for change. It can revolutionise an organisation’s operational activities, create dynamic new opportunities, and contribute to the achievement of strategic goals. Change occurs in many forms and professional consultants must be able to lead changes, which may be radical, incremental or evolutionary.
The aim of this unit is for professional consultants to understand creative, contemporary and traditional approaches to innovation and change in a consulting role and how these may be applied. They will know how to develop a strategy to lead and manage change through professional consulting. On successful completion of this unit, professional consultants will have the knowledge and skills to create an environment which engenders creativity, agility and innovation.
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand creative, contemporary and traditional approaches to innovation and change
Know how to develop strategy to lead and manage change through professional consulting
1.1 Discuss the rationale for innovation and change delivered through professional consulting
1.2 Critically appraise creative approaches to innovation in a consulting context
1.3 Critique contemporary and traditional approaches for strategic change management
2.1 Develop a strategy for leading and managing change in response to a client requirement