Innovation models can drive innovation and change, enhance professional practice, and lift performance and productivity.
In collaboration with the relevant organisations, we have facilitated the development of a range of innovation models in organisations, including:
- SWSi innovate TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute (2103)
- A Model of Sustainable Innovation West Coast Institute (2012)
- Creating and Adding Value TAFE NSW (2011)
- Innovative Regional Skilling TAFE SA Regional (2010)
- The Challenger Impact Model Challenger Institute of Technology (2009)
- Reinvention through Innovation West Coast Institute(2009)
- Diamond Innovations Victoria University (2009)
- Skilling Regional Australia NSW Inner West Community Colleges (2008)
- Four Paradigm Model Challenger Institute (2007).
Each of these innovation models had a significant effect on the organisations involved – for instance, the Challenger Four Paradigm Model was hugely influential both within Challenger and across VET nationally – and involved clear objectives, a detailed methodology and deliberate implementation steps.
All of these models were developed using a set of advanced facilitation activities, including:
- Applied research, communication strategies, staff consultations, staff workshops and client interviews to inform the emerging model
- One or more publications demonstrating the model in action
- Various events to promote and celebrate the model.
We are regularly engaged to assist organisations to drive innovation models within organisations. For example:
- We assisted Victoria University to implement in three faculties the Diamond Model for Innovation in Teaching and Learning – a model developed collaboratively with the staff of the University from 2007-2008 by Emeritus Professor Don Aitkin and Dr John Mitchell. We also developed a publication called The Diamond Database.
- We assisted Challenger TAFE in Perth WA to build the Challenger Impact Model, following our preparation of a case study book on the same topic earlier in 2009. The project involved the development and implementation of a range of quantitative and qualitative tools that assist Challenger managers to work with their enteprise clients to identify which Challenger TAFE strategies are having which impacts.
- We assisted a cluster of community colleges in NSW to develop the model entitled Skilling Regional Australia,
- In 2012-2013 we are assisting TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute to develop SWSi Innovate – a model of innovation based on the Institute’s approach to innovation