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The finance organization is charged with aligning the strategic and financial goals of the company. This course discusses and reviews innovation and what you as a leader need to do to enable, facilitate and measure innovation in your company.  There are multiple “channels” for innovation and we’ll discuss several of them and their ability to drive business value.

What is “important” innovation? When evaluating innovation ideas, do you ask:

Does the Innovation idea support our overall value proposition?”

“Will this idea survive the resource gauntlet and get funding and executive buy-in?”

“Can this idea be executed?”

What types of questions do you ask about your innovation ideas? These issues and more will be covered, providing you with a framework and vocabulary for understanding how innovation can and should grow at your company, with the help of the office of the CFO.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover how to facilitate and enable innovation
  • Identify an approach to manage a portfolio of innovation projects and measure your company’s innovation progress
  • Discover how to play an important leadership role in advancing your business strategies through innovation
Last updated/reviewed: August 14, 2023
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Anonymous Author
Great overview on managing innovation in your company. Will definitely use several gold nuggets going forward.

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Course was fine, wish it linked back to CFO office a bit more.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate strategy


Advanced Preparation: None


Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Baseline Innovation Ideas14:20
  Facilitating Innovation 12:04
  Enabling Innovation 16:58
  Measuring Innovation 9:26
  Course Summary 2:49
  Slides: Important Company InnovationPDF
  Important Company Innovation Glossary/IndexPDF