What we are witnessing now in terms of development and change represents the largest stage of transformation the world has ever witnessed since the beginning of history. This new reality imposes on the countries and peoples of the world endless opportunities and unprecedented rapid, interconnected, and renewed challenges and to overcome these challenges and to create a better future for future generations. Many countries are developing ambitious visions, but very few can turn them into reality, as any action plans collide with the reality of government work that often follows a routine approach that cannot keep pace with the acceleration of the world in various fields, which poses a challenge to innovation, adaptation and planning to meet the challenges efficiently and effectively.
In light of this reality, it has become difficult for governments to rely on past experiences, best practices and their own capabilities only, as waiting is no longer an option and a luxury. Rather, the initiative and setting effective and realistic plans have become necessary to create the future, seize opportunities, achieve progress and growth, and keep pace with global developments.
Therefore, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation offers the Government Innovation Labs of the Future MOOC for the future industry to disseminate the methodology for the government innovation labs, which the center developed to benefit all government agencies in the United Arab Emirates and the entire Arab world with the aim of developing government and private services and to address challenges by reviewing the latest methodologies. Globalization, tools, and mechanisms, highlighting the importance of spreading and establishing a culture of innovation to raise the efficiency and performance of governmental and private work.
The MOOC aims to introduce the government innovation lab and methods of implementing it in the institutional work environment, and to provide leaders with a comprehensive set of tools and best practices for brainstorming to develop innovative and feasible solutions, through modern scientific methodologies and practical tools for how to face challenges and adopt an innovation approach at the core of government work to achieve sustainability.
The course focuses on the concept, importance, and methodology of the government innovation laboratory, how to prepare for holding a successful innovation lab, mechanisms for diagnosing challenges, forming a work team, setting the agenda, preparing and designing content, and selecting participants, and focuses on how to implement the government innovation laboratory and inspire innovative ideas and how to enhance a follow-up mechanism. Implementation, and the use of government innovation tools and brainstorming tools to stimulate innovative thinking, as well as dealing with mechanisms for driving change and implementing innovation initiatives in government agencies.