Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization

This three-day program helps managers and executives acquire a deeper understanding of the processes, methods and tools of lean innovative thinking and deal with the challenges of creating an innovation culture.
Leading Innovation
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Date: October 24-26, 2017 

Location: Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 

Fee: $4,100

Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits, and the government sector receive a 10 percent discount.  

For questions, please contact the program coordinator at +1-412-268-7344 or cbi@andrew.cmu.edu.

Change is happening at rapid speed. Leaders must continually reinvent products and services and build with agile development to keep up with constantly changing market demands. Mastering innovation is a strategic imperative for competitive advantage. In Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization, participants will acquire a deeper understanding of the processes, methods and tools of lean innovative thinking and how it ties to innovation strategy. The program helps participants deal with the challenges of creating an innovation culture. The participants will better understand the people factor of innovation in teams, including harnessing the innovation potential and tapping into the right people as critical enablers for innovation. This highly interactive program is delivered by expert faculty who teach with proficiency as entrepreneurs and innovation process consultants.

(This program is valid for 18 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM).

  • Curriculum

    In this three-day program, participants learn effective approaches to enabling lean innovative thinking and managing a culture of innovation. The following topics will be covered:

    • Principles, processes, and tools of lean innovative thinking
    • Building products and services with agile development
    • Engaging customer discovery and the customer development model
    • The science of growth and modeling the business canvas
    • Parallel thinking
    • Culture of innovation
    • The people factor and innovation in teams

    Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization puts a focus on the human element and people dynamic that drive successful innovation. Participants will acquire self-awareness of their own behaviors and preferences while leading innovation. They will develop an understanding of the behaviors, emotions, and motivations of others as they are impacted by the resulting forces of change.

    The program enables leaders to create a new mindset for innovation and align the concepts from the sessions with their organization’s culture. With a variety of tools and resources, participants will be able to develop a personal action plan in order to immediately tackle the innovation challenges of their organizations and involve the right people in the innovation process.

  • Participants

    Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization is designed for anyone responsible for, or involved in, the development of new ideas, products, or processes.

    Recommended participants include:

    • Mid- to senior-level executives and managers who want to more effectively lead innovation in themselves and in their teams
    • Professionals and project teams from a wide variety of functional areas, including product and business development, marketing, engineering, R&D, corporate strategy, finance, and human resources
    • Executives and managers from companies in quickly-changing industries, including manufacturing, services, technology, and consumer products

    Enrollment is limited to 36 participants. This ensures a productive and interactive learning atmosphere, providing a high return on your investment. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basic, so register early.

    To maximize the impact of the program across your organization, we encourage cross-functional teams to participate. A 10% discount is available to companies sending three or more participants.

  • Faculty

    Sean Ammirati
    Partner, Birchmere Ventures; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

    Sean Ammirati is a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He started and sold three software and media startups over a dozen years, including LinkedIn’s first acquisition mSpoke where he was CEO and co-founder.

    Brendan Doyle
    Senior Consultant, Thrive

    As a consultant and coach, Brendan Doyle brings a wealth of practical experience from both the private and not-for-profit sectors to developing high-performance teams. He harnesses his understanding of personality types to explore the best ways of leading innovation in teams, dealing with conflict, and coping with change.

    Brenda Bakker Harger
    Director of the Interactive Theatre Company and Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

    Brenda Harger is a theatre director, improviser, and associate teaching professor at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center, where she teaches improvisational acting and leads diverse interdisciplinary groups. She has led improv workshops nationally and internationally for companies to foster innovation, creativity, and strong communication.

    Carnegie Bosch Institute reserves the right to make faculty substitutions.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Fee: The program fee of USD 4,100 per person covers tuition, course materials, and most meals. Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits, and the government sector receive a 10 percent discount.

    Accommodation: Rooms have been reserved at special seminar rates at a local hotel. Logistic details will be communicated to participants after registration. Cost of accommodation is not included in the program fee.

    Cancellation policy: For cancellations received more than four weeks before the program, the program fee will be fully refunded, less a $300 administrative fee. For cancellations received 14 to 27 days before the program, a 35 percent refund will be provided. For cancellations received less than 14 days before the program, no refunds will be given. A substitute attendee may attend with no cancellation fee.

    Transfer Policy: If you choose to defer your admission to a future program session, you must attend that session or you will forfeit all funds previously paid. Only one deferral or substitution per registration is allowed and the new session must occur within one year of the original session date. There is no cancellation allowed on deferred registrations.