Innovation Leadership

Innovation is a fundamental source of competitive advantage in business and critical to organisations of all sizes and sectors. It changes our thinking and products, is a dynamic, complex and open process, and involves many players and parts of an organisation. Managing innovation requires a sound understanding of the nature of the innovation process, which has changed radically over recent years.

This course will equip you with the skills necessary to lead innovation for sustainable competitive advantage. The course is based on international best practice and presents an integrated framework to help managers lead innovation within their organisations. You will meet with leading innovation industrialists who reveal cutting edge practice in innovation strategy, development and implementation, and you will consider applicable learnings in relation to your specific workplace.

Price: $6100 (inc GST)


Building your capability through

  • understanding the critical strategic importance of innovation for all organisations
  • demonstrating awareness of the strategic and operational managerial frameworks and tools necessary for innovation leadership
  • developing your own innovation leadership capabilities and assess the unique situation in your workplace, as well as analyse current problems and identify possibilities for development in your own context
  • measuring and assessing the real returns of innovation leadership
  • engaging with leading experts who will provide rapid exposure to new ideas, perspectives and ways of thinking about innovation leadership.

Our expert facilitators

Associate Professor Tim Kastelle
PhD, Qld, BA (Hons) Princeton, MBA (Adv) Qld

Tim Kastelle is a lecturer in Innovation Management at UQ Business School. A leading consultant, facilitator, and expert on innovation, Tim originally graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics and then worked in marketing and management positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software.



Dr Sarel Gronum
PhD, Qld, GradDip Research, BCom (Hons), HED, BCom, South Africa

Sarel is an expert in entrepreneurship and strategy for creating sustainable business change and performance. He has a passion for developing high impact research and education material, and lectures in entrepreneurship and innovation at UQ Business School.

He is Founder and CEO (2001 – 2008), Labour-Pro CC, a consulting firm focused on strategic advisory services, executive training and legal labour disputes and negations. Among other roles, he has  consulted and lectured in Nepal, Pakistan and Europe.

Sarel has published on innovation, network practices and business model design, and presented at several national and international conferences on these topics. He received the Best Paper award for innovation research at the AGSE International Research Exchange in 2011.