01 901 2014

ILM – Developing a Culture to Support Innovation and Improvement

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ILM Developing a Culture to Support Innovation and Improvement

ILM Awards in Leadership and Management are widely recognised qualifications that will prove to employers that you are invested in your self-development as a professional.

This programme comprises a wide range of modules covering core management skills, including how to organise and delegate, skills in communication, team leadership, change, innovation and managing people and relationships.

Join the thousands of other people who enhanced their performance with an ILM qualification, and fast-track your way to the top with our leadership and management qualifications. Ranging from Levels 3 to 5, our qualifications cater to all levels of management and offer a clear route to career progression.

These programmes are available via online learning, allowing you to study flexibly while balancing work and personal lifes.

Each course can be purchased separately.

Subjects Duration Delivery Awarding Body
1 12 + Hours Online ILM

To develop knowledge and understanding of an organisation’s culture, understand the importance of values in underpinning the culture for innovation and improvement, understand the roles of different functions in supporting innovation and change,. It will teach the learner to know how to develop a culture that supports the growth and implementation of ideas, understand the importance of risk management in creating a culture that supports creativity and innovation. Learners will understand the important role of communication during the innovation process.

Credit Value = 3 Credits

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

  • Describe the underlying culture within the organisation Explain how this influences the management style and team structure
  • Explain own responsibility in promoting the organisation’s vision and helping to shape the culture
  • Explain how your own values and beliefs affect how you deal with change and innovation
  • Explain own responsibility to manage your personal behaviour, actions and words to reinforce innovation and change culture
  • Explain the importance of being aware of other’s needs, feelings and motivations to minimise the resistance to change and innovation
  • Identify possible tasks of the innovator during the innovation process
  • Explain the role of managers during the innovation process Explain the role of senior members of the organisation in defining the strategy for innovation and encouraging potential innovation activity
  • Describe how to encourage individuals to think innovatively and contribute ideas in the workplace
  • Explain the importance of giving constructive feedback to innovators in order to sustain their energy and input
  • Explain how to provide the support and guidance needed to implement ideas
  • Describe how to recognise and manage risk in innovation
  • Explain how to develop the organisational culture so that people are risk-aware but prepared to take acceptable risks in undertaking activities
  • Explain the importance of communicating information on identified risks to relevant people across the organisation
  • Explain the need to comply with legal requirements, industry regulations, organisational policies and professional codes when dealing with innovation activity
  • Explain the importance of establishing and communicating a clear and well-understood vision of the future for your team and/or area of responsibility resulting from an innovation activity
  • Explain the purpose of an elevator pitch to secure sponsorship for innovation ideas
  • Describe the key actions required when developing an effective business case promoting the benefits of an innovative idea in order to secure ongoing support from sponsors and the work team
  • Explain the importance of communicating outcomes of innovation activities to maintain momentum and interest


  • You wish to upskill in a specific area where you feel that you lack at present.
  • You have a strong interest in upskilling in specific areas.
  • Modern web browser, 5MB broadband essential, Word processing programme (Word, Libreoffice), PDF reader. PC or notebook for best experience


  • Expert tutor support from our qualified business team
  • Video tutorials and course notes covering the entire syllabus
  • Completed past exam questions
  • Webinars and podcasts
  • 95% success rate on first assignment attempt
  • Unlimited 6 Month Access
  • Webinars and Podcasts


Please note that there is a once off ILM registration fee of €150 for all new learners.


Each module is assessed by one individual assignment.

Each assignment consists of questions based on the course material and experience in an organisation.

The grades are as follows:

0% – 49% Referral

50% – 74% Pass

75% – 100% Good Pass

Upon submission, all learners receive feedback on their assignment. If a learner receives a referral grade, they will be provided with feedback and allowed to resubmit (at no charge).

Learners may start their assignment at any time, and have 2 weeks to complete.

Various tutors deliver different modules.