Developing a Culture of Innovation Workshop

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: University of Phoenix Main Campus
1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Leaders must generate results through innovation— create new businesses, new products, new processes—and to profit from them. How it is that some seem to generate more than their fair share of smart ideas? How do they unleash the creative talent of all of their people? The truth is that innovation is a discipline leaders can learn. This program provides a framework that will help you identify, capture, and deliver on great ideas.  You will leave this session prepared to drive extraordinary results for your organization.

What You Can Expect

This 1-day course will show you how to use a tested innovation framework to create a culture of innovation in your organization.  You will get real life examples of how successful innovation actually works and learn the behaviors leaders use to bring out the best ideas from the people on their team.  You will also have a change to network with peers from across the Phoenix metro area.

Key Take Aways
  • Distinguish between innovation and problem solving – learn to raise the bar
  • Explain the role of trust in enabling change
  • Identify and reward the right kind of failure
  • Learn how to search for opportunities.
  • Identify the “triggers” needed to see and decipher opportunities
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for leaders who have responsibility for innovation or process improvement within the scope of their current role.  The content is relevant to all types of innovation initiatives.  Participants should have at least 7 years of work experience, a minimum of 3 years of management experience and significant levels of responsibility within their organization. Participants from all industries and companies of all sizes will find this program valuable.

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About the Workshop Leaders

Colonel John Boggs, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) is the President of Fortitude Consulting, LLC. He is a leadership expert. For over 30 years Col Boggs has mentored, coached and 0instructed people in leadership positions and aspiring leaders. His clients have ranged from medical group executives, to the New York City Police Department, to working privately with individuals across a spectrum of businesses. Col Boggs has taught senior military officers, government officials, and diplomats from both the United States and Allied Nations. Particularly noteworthy Col John Boggs has had the practical experience of leading. Over his 30 plus years he has led thousands of Marines and civilians and provides the students of the course that added depth of understanding the soft skill of leadership; which he will tell you is the hardest skill of all.

Melissa Lanier is an expert in leadership behavior, talent management and organizational development – helping to change how organization’s think about their culture, their leaders and their business results. She is a seasoned executive with experience leading large global teams in complex corporate environments. She is also a speaker, writer, facilitator and blogger. Her career has included positions with Deloitte, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, and Insight Enterprises.

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