Masterclass in Managing Innovation


Essential to the success of an innovation strategy are the processes and systems that support, resource and implement it. Innovation leadership is underpinned by market insight and ensuring new ideas correspond with real needs. Innovation leaders skillfully navigate risk, managing it rather than eliminating it. Innovation leadership is driven through adoption and delegation, clearly establishing ownership of the cascading initiatives that emanate from an organisation’s innovation strategy.   

Ultimately, innovation leadership is a set of management practices which establish innovation as a key delivery agent of the strategic goals of any organisation.    

Short description

This masterclass will give you a clear understanding of the fundamentals of innovation management. It will introduce tools and techniques to help you create, manage and nurture a prosperous innovation environment in your organisation. It will explore the potential threats to successful innovation management and equip you with the means to detect and overcome them.  

What topics will you cover?


Masterclass (1 x 3-hour workshop)


  • Innovation development processes – tools to support innovation, including the stage-gate process;
  • Innovation Adoption – techniques for leading stakeholders through an innovation process;
  • Sustaining innovation – identifying and overcoming organisational challenges and partnering for success.

On completion of the Masterclass, you will be able to: 

  • Apply innovation development tools;
  • Develop a culture of innovation among the key stakeholders;
  • Understand the potential challenges and issues that can arise during the introduction and roll out of innovation initiatives.

On completion of the Masterclass a Certificate of Completion will be provided. 

Who is this course for?

This Masterclass is designed for individuals who want the skills to strengthen their organisation's innovation capability. It is designed for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and enterprising individuals who seek the knowledge and skills to develop and implement innovative strategies.

Who teaches the course?

Geraldine Lavin BComm, MSc 

Geraldine is a certified management consultant, lecturer, SME mentor and national policy adviser. By combining a career in the education sector while also working in business development, Geraldine merges research-led critical thinking and academic rigor with a solid focus on practical application. She aims to make business support and funding initiatives accessible to all SMEs and has secured over €3 million in funding for her client’s pilot projects. 

Gary Fox Bbs, MA, MSc 

Gary is an entrepreneur, podcaster, lecturer and investor. His podcast, The Entrepreneur Experiment, is the number one independent business podcast in Ireland. He has business interests in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Gary’s mission is to help 1,000 people start their own businesses. 

How is the course delivered?

3-hour interactive online live webinar session  

All participants need to have a computer with microphone and video capability. 

Course Fees

Price available on request.


Start / End Dates

Dates available on request, 1 x 3 hours total 

No additional work outside these hours

This Masterclass is also delivered as part of our 8-week Innovation Management programme.

How do I register and pay for the course?

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Register your interest at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

Trinity is an international university steeped in history, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

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