University of cologne - Business School

Innovation & Change III


Constantly changing markets and customer needs as well as the advancing digitalisation make long-term planning almost impossible. The development and implementation of new products and services in this complex context requires new working methods and structures in organisations. Therefore, innovation managers are a particularly important resource for companies.

In this course, participants will learn what types of innovation exist, how to identify potential innovations and how new competences can help employees to work in a future-proof manner. The aim is for each participant to create an individual innovation roadmap that helps to identify the key components for a successful transformation of your organisation.



  • Types of innovation: Service innovations, product innovations, business model innovations
  • New Work and key competences of the future
  • Methods, approaches and processes for innovative work
  • Transformation to a sustainable organisation

Learning Objectives and Benefits

  • Develop a definition of innovation that fits your company
  • Learn how to communicate and implement the idea of innovation in your company
  • Identify innovation potentials for your organisation
  • Learn from cases from different industries
  • Create your own innovation roadmap
  • Learn about processes and methods that promote innovation and make your organisation fit for the future

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Key Facts



15 January 2022
Sa. 09.00 - 16.00 h



University of Cologne

[Translate to English:] General Management

Module of

Advanced Management Certificate Programme

innovation management


Katharina Leistenschneider

Katharina Leistenschneider is a designer, innovation consultant and coach. She is specialised in the implementation and support of innovation projects with user-centred methods in the area of design thinking and service design. Thereby, she takes on strategic, cultural and operational challenges. Katharina works in an international context for insurance companies, the social sector, the healthcare sector and governments, medium-sized companies, start-ups as well as corporations.


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Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 6614

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