This programme has been created to assist talented leaders in the UN system and partner organizations to create an enabling environment and culture of innovation in their organizations

This course focuses on creating of a culture of innovation and the critical cultural elements that deliver innovation. Moreover, the event provides an opportunity to meet and network with UN peers involved in promoting innovation.

The programme will be co-delivered by UNSSC and Mindlab, one of the foremost leading public sector innovation entities. Mindlab’s methodology to stimulate public sector innovation has been tested globally. Among the most recent examples are work in setting up a public service innovation lab in Brazil and developing national planning tools for future growth in Sri Lanka.



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to develop an enabling environment for innovation within their Section/Division/Department

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course is co-delivered by UNSSC and Mindlab to ensure quality and relevance to civil service (like) organizations.  It combines theoretical lessons, demonstrations, group work, practical exercises and simulations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 
  • Day 1: A culture of value creation and the mind-set of an innovative organization
  • Day 2: Transformative leadership and enabling a culture of innovation

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN staff at the Director-Level (D1-D2) and senior representatives of partner organizations (managers of managers at NGOs, government)

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

Thanks to multiple donors’ support, this course is offered at a subsidized fee of 990 USD. Sponsoring organizations are responsible for the travel and accommodation of their participating staff.

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