The area of research I have chosen is to look at is the problem of poor uptake of ILM leadership programmes at level 3, 4 and 5. The registrations on these programmes in our centre is falling each year and feedback from enquiries is often that the time to go on the traditional taught programmes is a barrier, as well as travel and accommodation costs to attend. Also leaver rates on these programs are also high with success rates being 25% currently of people starting the programme, 55% of registrations with the ILM. The length of time to complete the programme at level 5 is often over 2 years, compared to target end date of one year.
I am a civilian instructor teaching building finishing skills to students at the Royal School of Military Engineering. The course is designed to provide the skills necessary for Army requirements but to also enable the learner to attain a civilian qualification, the Defence Engineering Diploma Level 2 Building Finisher 500/6097/1). The Army need capable soldiers out in the field so the delivery of training has been redesigned (Training Transformation) to make it “Faster, Cheaper, Better”
This paper will investigate what part innovation can have in preventing failing businesses becoming the norm. It will also suggest the role that innovation has in having a successful business, and effective managers and leaders. This research will also make suggestions as to ways that innovation can be actively promoted in businesses, and the role that business and management teachers should play in teaching it.