Workplace Innovation Foundation Programme


Congratulations on joining the Workplace Innovation Foundation Programme. You’ll be part of a growing international community of people creating more productive, more innovative and more exciting places to work.

Workplace Innovation Foundation Status will recognise your knowledge and understanding of workplace innovation practices that transform organisational performance, regardless of sector. By using the resources on our interactive Learning Platform, taking advantage of support from our experts through on-line coaching and forums, and successfully completing your Learning Log and related tasks, you will also achieve the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.

Previous participants have said that the programme is inspiring, informative and practical – and we’re sure that you’ll gain some great ideas and practical benefits too. You can always contact us with your feedback.


Learning Agreement

We aim to ensure that you enjoy the programme whilst significantly enhancing your knowledge, capability, performance and confidence, enabling you to grow and develop through your Workplace Innovation Foundation Programme.

This will require commitment and specific actions from both of us, throughout and beyond the programme. We need to work in partnership to achieve programme learning outcomes as well as your own personal objectives.

Please read and complete the learning agreement before starting your programme.



You’ll discover the concept and practice of workplace innovation, an evidence-based approach to organisational transformation that leads to high performance and enhanced workforce engagement and wellbeing. Our tried and tested Programmes build on extensive international knowledge and experience – and you’ll be part of a growing global movement!

On successful completion of your Workplace Innovation Foundation Programme, you will:

  • Have acquired a sound understanding of Workplace Innovation and the workplace practices which create productive, innovative and exciting places to work.
  • Understand and demonstrate effective, emotionally intelligent leadership behaviours that create and sustain high performing, innovative and engaging workplaces.
  • Have gained knowledge, skills and practical insights required to lead effective, sustainable organisational change.
  • Demonstrate the skills and confidence to prepare, design and deliver professional presentations on key aspects of leadership and change.



This programme affects the way people involved in change think and act, and gives a power to the change process.
Sara Blanco Rodriguez, Kilco..

I can see a difference in the two people on this course and they are keen to see change replicated within the business. It has exceeded all expectations.
Martin Welsh, MD, Booth Welsh..

Your Programme Leaders

Rosemary Exton

Rosemary describes herself as passionate, hard-working and caring. Talk to her about workplace innovation and social justice, you’ll soon know just how passionate she is. Spend a day with her and you’ll appreciate how hard-working she is combining managing the business, simultaneously running several research and organisational change projects, being a leading ideas generator and top class tea maker. She also cares. She cares about making workplaces better for everyone, sharing good practices and encouraging creativity and innovation.
Contact: / +44 (0)7920 529 392.


Harry Gilfillan

What makes Harry happy is a passion for helping individuals and organisations develop their potential through expert training, mentoring and coaching, and this is a constant theme in his career.

Working with both private and public sector employers, Harry designs and delivers employee training and development programmes as well as accredited training programmes in leadership & management and theatre-based training workshops.
Contact: / +44 (0)7805 121420.


Natalie Wilkie

Natalie is an organisational development specialist with particular experience in transformation, change, organisational cultures and innovation. Natalie also focuses on building the emotional intelligence of leaders and teams in ways that make an impact at a fundamental level to the performance and engagement of people throughout the business. She is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist.
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Dr Peter Totterdill

Like a stick of rock, break Peter in two and you’ll see ‘Workplace Innovation’ written right through him. He is a passionate advocate of organizational practices that combine high performance and high quality of working life. Peter’s career as a researcher, policy adviser, consultant, conference facilitator and animateur has consistently focussed on building bridges between academic knowledge and practice.

In addition to his passion about positive change in the workplace, Peter has an inexhaustible and profound knowledge of workplace innovation enabling him to not only to speak fluently and effectively on the subject but to effortlessly facilitate conferences and masterclasses in an inspiring and thought-provoking manner.
Contact: / +44 (0)7887 821388.