HiOP 101: Innovation for Growth

HiOP 101: Leading Innovation
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Innovation for Growth in a nutshell

Innovation for Growth is a learning experience designed for navigating the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) environment in today’s globalized world. Innovation is a question of adapting or dying, and this course will give you the tools to choose to adapt, enabling you to steer your company towards a sustainable future.

Want to see more? Take a look at the trailer:


What are you going to see in Innovation for Growth?

The course will introduce a framework that will be vital for navigating the VUCA environment so you can continue to adapt. Provided with a framework for making sound, strategic, and innovative agendas, learners will acquire the knowledge and skill set needed to allow them to see uncertainty as opportunity and craft high-level portfolios of strategic options that have a higher chance of yielding success.

There are five modules:

  1. Understanding Critical Uncertainties and Opportunities and Introducing Human-Driven Innovation
  2. Innovation-Driven Organizations and Enterprises
  3. Leadership Intelligence
  4. Making Innovation Happen
  5. Design Thinking and VUCA Leadership


At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the most shared and problematic challenges businesses face today.
  • Gain insights to various degrees of leadership that encourage innovation.
  • Recognize uncertainties and turn them into alternative futures and opportunities.
  • Obtain greater visibility into the ways a competitive landscape can evolve.
  • Craft high-level portfolios of strategic options that have a better chance of yielding success.


Is Innovation for Growth right for me?

Are you a professional or a team manager seeking to guide your business or department through today’s increasingly volatile global economy using innovation? You could be the right fit for this course.

This course is also right for you if you are:

  • A professional responsible for leading departments
  • A new manager expected to lead with an innovative vision
  • A change manager at any level within your organization
  • An entrepreneur
  • A manager at a company in sectors facing disruption
  • A manager and/or team member from enterprises that must innovate in their day-to-day activities
  • A general manager interested in applying innovation in their organizations and departments


What makes Innovation for Growth unique?

Innovation for Growth’s Professor, Mark Esposito, is one of the most influential thinkers in the fields of strategy and leadership, with professorships at universities including Harvard Business School, IE Business School, and the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. While Esposito has won numerous accolades, he got named to the Thinkers50 Radar in 2016.


Plus, Esposito recently co-authored a new book with Terence Tse (who is one of the featured interviewees during the course) called Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends.  If you want to get a sneak peek at their work, check out the book trailer:


Along with Terence Tse, Associate Professor of Finance at the London campus of ESCP Europe Business School and Co-Founder of NexusFrontierTech (an AI studio), you’ll also hear from other experts. They are Balvinder Powar, Professor of Leadership at IE Business School and CCO and Managing Director and Partner of BOOSTER and Aerodron, and Peter Mulford, the Chief Innovation Officer at BTS in New York.

How can I join in on the action?

If you’re hungry for more information, click here to download your brochure. And, if you already know you want to take the lead and join our next intake, you can get started on your application here.


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