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Leading Innovation Strategically

January 22 - 24, 2019


Strategic Innovation is one of the must have traits of Leaders who appreciate the unprecedented approach of achieving organisational objectives. Due to generational gaps also found in organisations, there has been a dearth of leaders who can embrace creativity and innovation and turn their ordinary teams into Innovative Winning Teams. This programme will help to bring an understanding for creating and sustaining a culture that innovates.

The programme also brings a Pakistani context by helping leaders assess emerging markets opportunities and understand investing in core business and innovation.

“Highlighting of innovation in the business environment, its significance and handling of innovation at strategic level.”

Hassan Naziruddin Ansari
Head of Strategic Management
Descon Engineering Limited

Special Features

Learning Methodologies

Use of diverse adult learning methodologies like interactive lectures, exercises, case studies, guest speaker session and simulation to ensure learning that is closer to reality and immediately applicable.

Key Takeaways

During and by the end of this programme, the participant would be able to:

  Acquire the tools and techniques of managing and leading innovation to enhance business performance
  Discern why most firms are unable to innovate and create new value
  Understand the factors that support creativity and innovation and how to face classic Innovator's Dilemma
  Get ready for innovation implementation process and to organise innovation
  Learn to enhance the likelihood of product or service success in the market

Value addition for Organisations

Organisations struggle to innovate and create new sources of value. For most firms the strategies and processes associated with innovation remain vague and are not strategically managed. However, in todays fast-paced world Pakistan included sustained innovation is crucial for the organisational survival.

The 3 days programme on Leading Innovation Strategically explores concepts useful in improving innovation in any organisation and helps develop a set of practical tools that can be applied straight away to the business.


  Innovation-What is it?
  Disruptive Innovation
  Contextualizing Innovation in Pakistan
  Creating a Culture of Innovation
  Innovation Process/ Structures/ Projects
  Innovator’s Dilemma
  Networks of Innovation
  Guest Speaker Session
  Innovating Business Models
  How to be an Innovation Architect?
  Clearing the path to Innovation

“I will encourage my colleagues to think out of the box and will certainly employ concepts myself to inculcate a culture of free thinking”.

Mirza Saleem Baig
General Manager Head Learning & Development
Habib Bank Limited


Participating Companies in Previous Programme Included

Aga Khan University Hospital
Descon Engineering
Habib Bank Limited
ICI Pakistan Limited
International Industries Limited
Shabbir Tiles & Ceramics Limited
Karachi School for Business & Leadership
Meezan Bank Limited
Yunus Textile Mills Limited


Dr Nadeem Javaid

Professor of Economic Policy and Business Strategy - KSBL
PhD in Economics, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France,
MS in Innovation and Industrial Dynamics, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

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Prof. Ahsan Iqbal

MBA The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
B.Sc Mechanical Engineering, UET, Lahore

Formerly, Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform/ Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan is fifth term Member of National Assembly of Pakistan from Narowal district. He is Deputy Secretary General of PMLN and former Federal Minister for Education. He has also held the offices of Deputy Chairman/ Minister of State, Planning Commission & Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Board during 1997-99. He developed and leads Government of Pakistan’s Pakistan Vision 2025 initiative. Earlier, he was architect of Pakistan 2010 Program launched in 1998 and developed Pakistan’s first National IT Policy.

He has served as Senior Adviser to Governor of Madinah Al-Monawwara’s Digital Economy Project in Saudi Arabia (2004-06). He was Professor of Management at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has also served on senior management positions in corporate sector and possesses a rich management consultancy experience.

Mr. Iqbal has attended leadership programs at Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA, Georgetown University, USA & Oxford University, UK.

Fee: PKR 150,000/- each participant

Discount Options:

  10% discount for each additional participant (after the first) from the same organisation.
  10% discount for any individualenrolling in more than two programmes during the applicable year. This is regardless of whether the person applies in an individual capacity or is nominated by an organisation.

For Inquiry or Registration, please contact us at:

  UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725)
  PABX: (92 21) 34855382 Ext: 551, 552
  Email: execed@ksbl.edu.pk     Website: www.ksbl.edu.pk

KSBL reserves the right to make changes in the programme, policies, dates and fees at any time.

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