What will you learn? Our Award aims to increase your effectiveness as a leader in the context of change and improvement. Leading innovation and change We will help you to: Understand the need for innovation and change management: choosing between incremental and step change. Propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance: techniques for analysis, then generating options and evaluating their viability. Lead and manage change: creating a change management plan to meet stakeholder expectations; then implement and monitor progress against targets. Becoming an effective leader Understand your own ability to fulfil key responsibilities of the leadership role: using a range of leadership styles and developing your emotional intelligence. Evaluate your ability to lead others: setting and communicating direction; reviewing how you motivate, delegate and empower others; planning how to continue developing your ability to lead.