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Innovation and Creativity for Commercial Success 2024

2nd, 9th & 16th May 10am-11:30am
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Members*: All Webinars: €130
Non Members: All Webinars: €165
Members*: Per Webinar: €49
Non Members: Per Webinar: €69


Innovation Leadership webinar Series for Your Business Sucess – Identify, Create and Embed.


Creative businesses are full of innovation – the key is how to systematically harness, steer and manage that creativity to further your commercial success.


Building on the success of last year, we are delighted to be bringing delegates from four Skillnet Networks  (Design Skillnet, Learning Waves, ISME Skillnet and Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet and ISME) together to deliver the updated version of our series. Delivered over three sessions to make it more accessible, each builds on the last to take you on an innovation journey. To get the full value we encourage you to sign up for all three, however, if you cannot make all the dates, you can sign up session by session.

Across 3 x 90-minute interactive webinars, Russell Beck (Design Leaders Conference 2020 speaker and Director of Inspiration at ImagineThinkDo), together with the Founder of ImagineThinkDo, Alison Beck, will explore:

  • What really is innovation for business success?
  • Moving from creating ideas to actually realising value from them
  • Opportunities versus innovation myths
  • Identifying innovation potential and strengths in your people
  • Choosing different creativity techniques to suit the different members of your team
  • Filtering and nurturing ideas
  • Creating and maintaining an environment of innovation


Please see the breakdown of each individual webinar further below.

This series is brought to you by Design Skillnet in collaboration with Learning Waves Skillnet, ISME Skillnet and Design Print & Packaging Skillnet.

Participants will be from all 4 Skillnets, to create a melting pot of ideas and knowledge sharing.


Delivered by Russell Beck and Alison Beck of Imagine Think Do.

Russell Beck’s drive is inspired by the belief that people are the only USP of any organisation. He provides inspirational and analytical insight into moving any organisation forward with giant steps.


Webinar Breakdown:


Session 1: What is innovation? What is happening in the external environment and how do you shape up?

  • Establish the group, make connections and get to know each other.
  •  What is innovation? From creating ideas through to realising value from them.
  • What is innovation? From creating ideas through to realising value from them.
  • Why bother? What is happening externally – where is the opportunity versus the hype/myths?
  • What are you currently doing well and where do you need help?


Session 2: How to identify innovation potential and choose creativity techniques to suit every member of your team?

  • Choose creativity techniques to suit every member of your team.
  • Innovation potential: Find out what it takes to be innovative.
  • Identify innovation strengths in our people.
  • How to have a good idea – exploring different and fresh creativity techniques.
  • Practical application using topical issues as subject matter.


Session 3: How to establish an environment for creating value from innovation and embedding it into your organisation culture?

  • How to convert ideas into tangible value.
  • How to filter and nurture ideas.
  • How to handle failures.
  • How to notice, savour and recognise success.



The series includes three interactive online sessions. Book the entire set or simply book the sessions you find most valuable.

Members*: €49 per webinar/ €130 for all three webinars

Non-members: €69 per webinar/ €165 for all three webinars


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*Members’ rate is open to private sector and commercial semi-state members of IDI, ICAD, IAPI and 100 Archive, operating in the Republic of Ireland.

Find out how to become an IDI member and avail of the subsidies.

Members of Learning Waves, ISME and Design Print & Packaging Skillnets should book via their applicable Skillnet to avail of the member rate.

About the trainer

Russell Beck


Russell Beck is a widely acknowledged thought-leader across people management and leadership.

He brings an engineer’s desire for knowledge, an inquisitive need for evidence and a belief that things can be better with an inspirational, passionate and charismatic style.  He connects dots in informative and novel ways to challenge organisations and leaders to think differently about and to take tangible actions to unlock the potential and productivity of their most expensive asset, their people.  


His company, ImagineThinkDo is a specialist people strategy consultancy that inspires and challenges leaders to think differently about their people’s agendas and helps turn those thoughts into action


Russell draws on a diverse background having worked as an engineering project leader in 26 countries, as a Managing Director of a £120m turnover outsourcing business, and as a global people strategy consultant.  

Russell delivers conference keynotes, ‘inspire and challenge’ talks and interactive workshops, including the 2020 Design Leaders Conference, hosted by Design Skillnet.  He has lectured at the Cambridge University Judge School of Management, UCSD and Nottingham Trent University and has worked with executives of many organisations including Top Employers Institute, dnata, Bionical EMAS, SafeLives and others.  


His key topics of interest include:

  • The future of work – future-proofing your business and your career
  • Overcoming the great resignation
  • High performing teams
  • Leadership and management after Covid
  • Meaning and Purpose – embedding the ‘why?’
  • Productivity, wellness and sleep – what you and your business can do about it
  • The challenges and opportunities of a multi-generational workforce


Russell has a 1st class degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, a Masters in research (both from Bath University) and a Diploma in Business Studies from Henley Business School.

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