Disruptive Innovation & Solutions in Change (d.i.s.c.)

Oxford Management Centre

Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This Oxford Disruptive Innovation & Solutions in Change (D.I.S.C.) programme is for those looking backwards to see a way forward and If your making decisions with Just-In-Time-Chaos logic and need fast reactive teams working together.

This Oxford training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Upper, Middle & Lower Management
  • Finance Department
  • Operations
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Floor Managers
  • Stock Controllers
  • General Staff / Supervisors and Change Leaders

About the course

Disruption and Change are happening within the workforce and managers on all levels need to be prepared. This highly focused Oxford Disruptive Innovation & Solutions in Change (D.I.S.C.) training course targets several critical areas of doing Business with a Multi-pronged, Mental Cognitive Mapping for Innovative Just-In-Time, Disruption in Business Logic with a culturally diverse workforce.

The majority of managers are university taught, and developed further with on-the job training; although these are absolutely necessary, most of these managers are too slow to act in times of JIT Change and Disruption.

This Oxford training course will highlight:

  • Faster Problem-Solving Management Team
  • Intuitive Leadership
  • Decisive Decision Making
  • Calculated Risk Taking
  • Less Frustrated Workforce
  • Culturally & Age Diverse Teams
  • An Intune C-Suite & GM, MD
  • Controlled Managerial Style
  • Mentally Diverse Prepared Staff

The training seminar is split into two modules:

  • MODULE I - LEAD Through Disruptive Times
  • MODULE II - Disruptive Innovation

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-weeks training course.


By the end of this Oxford training course, participants will learn to:

  • Set goals for Vertical Development within Rank & File Employees
  • Create ownership of development to well supported innovative staff
  • Develop collective leadership along with individual guidance
  • Set focus on innovation in several leadership development areas

Training Methodology

The Methodologies behind this well designed Management & Staff Development package employs R.A.T. (Retentive Attitude Training) Methodologies. RAT is built around the Long-Term Memory Retention & Neuro-Linguistic Tools, designed to Recall and Use Information & Tools, taught during the training delivery with several Exercises and Case Studies to emphasize fast reactive, calm and decisive decision making.

Organisational Impact

  • A Faster Problem-Solving Management Team - A cohesive fast reacting team working towards company success
  • Intuitive Leaders - A team with decisive Root Cause & Intuitive mentality
  • Decisive Decision Makers - Well informed management team directing the organisation
  • Calculated Risk Takers - Management teams that make informed calculated risks
  • A Less Frustrated Workforce - Management & Leaders working in harmony & unison
  • A Culturally & Age Diverse Teams - Teams that uses the wisdom of the ages & national differences to augment decisions
  • An Intune C, Suite & GM, MD. (Involved leadership) - Chief Officers, General Managers and Directors communicating directly with management teams
  • Controlled Managerial Upper Managements - Upper Management teams understanding, ‘The Need to Know’, requirement of position and rank
  • Mentally Prepared Middle Management - Teams, not afraid to follow command and make follow through with those commands

Personal Impact

  • Decisive Leadership Qualified Managers - A manager that when making decisions, does not falter
  • Interpersonal Managers - A manager that has the ability to relate to and connect with others
  • Intrapersonal Leader - A leader that has awareness of how they affect the world around you
  • Creatively Cognitive Aware - Both creative and aware of ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Logic
  • 4 Corners, Age & culture Diversity Aware Manager & Leader - Manager that depends on but not reliant on those around you, no matter what the age, race or gender
  • Mentor & Coach Leader Manager - Leader among your subordinates and peers
  • Logic Thinking Manager - A manager that relies on hard fact when making point driven decisions
  • Less Frustrated Manager - A calmer, relaxed manager when interacting with others
  • Calculated Risk Taker - Manager that uses hard fact and trends to calculate changes in disruptive environments
  • Fast Calculated, Accurate Decision-Maker - Manager that uses mental decision-making matrices for fast accurate & on-the-spot decisions
  • Honest Ownership RCA Analyst - Leader-manager that understands and uses Root Cause Analysis to elevate disruptive causes to break-down

Course Outline

Module 1 – LEAD Through Disruptive Times

Day 1 Introductions & Leadership Learning Styles

  • Participant Introduction
  • Personality Evaluation
  • Speech Pattern Evaluation
  • Company Evaluation
  • Programme Overview
  • Ownership Transfer
  • Cognitive Learning Logic
  • Chaos Perception

Day 2 Leadership Mentoring & Mindset

  • Mentoring Empowerment skills
  • Empowerment Delegation Skills
  • Tactical & Strategic Interpersonal Skills
  • Retention Mentality
  • Succession Mentality

Day 3 Management to Leadership to Management

  • Management Goal Setting
  • Leadership Goal Setting
  • Retention Mentality
  • Succession Mentality
  • Interpersonal Leadership Communication Tools
  • Subordinate Communication
  • Superior Communication
  • Clientele Communication

Day 4 Leadership in uncertain Times

  • Group Leadership
  • Individual leadership
  • Provocation logic
  • NLP & Body language
  • Skill Transfer

Day 5 Mental Cognitive Mapping

  • NLP and Knowledge Transfer
  • Chaos Logic for Root Cause Understanding
  • Just In Time Logic Building
  • Programme Wrap-up
  • JIT Information Transfer
  • Programme Evaluation (Facilitator – Materials – Participant)

Module 2 - Disruptive Innovation: Managing Radical Change for High Growth

Day 6 The Strategic Significance of Innovation

  • Why Innovate? - The Strategic Relevance of Innovation
  • Complexity and Non-linearity in 21st Century Business Development
  • When and How disruptive innovation was first introduced?
  • Differences between an Enabling Innovation and a Disruptive Innovation
  • When is a Disruptive Innovation an appropriate strategic approach?
  • Deciding which Innovation – enabling or disruptive?

Day 7 The Concept of Disruptive Innovation

  • Assessing the Business Potential of a Disruptive Innovation
  • Innovation in Product and Service
  • Case Example of Best Practice for Discussion
  • Innovation in Business Model and Organisational Structure
  • Corporate Incubation – How to upscale a viable disruptive innovation?
  • Case Example of Best Practice for Discussion

Day 8 How does disruptive innovation work?

  • Analysing and Evaluating Risk – disrupt or be disrupted?
  • Monitoring and Managing Risk – decisions on the next stage
  • Case Examples of Success and Failure – for discussion
  • Disruptive Innovation in New Product Development
  • Disruptive Innovation via the Research Laboratory
  • Disruptive Innovation in Organisational Development

Day 9 Getting Organised for Disruptive Innovation

  • Good Ideas can come from Anywhere
  • Processes and Mechanisms for Generating New Ideas
  • Use of Data Mining to Generate Innovative Ideas
  • Internal / External Open Bidding as a source of ideas
  • Feasibility Studies as a means of screening for Viability
  • Has Innovation become a core competency?

Day 10 Managing Disruptive Innovation

  • Ideation and the Process approach to Innovation
  • Creating an Innovation Culture in your Team
  • Acquisitions, Networks and Alliances as Disruptive Mechanisms
  • Activity Integration or Separation following Disruptive Innovations
  • Financial Justification and Methods for Disruptive Innovations
  • Measuring the Impact of Disruptive Innovations
  • Evaluating our Ability to Implement Disruptive Innovations
  • Course Overview and Personal Action Plans for Delegates

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