i101 Innovation Bootcamp: Tools, Techniques and Best Practices

Innovation in the workplace is an important employee engagement strategy that helps organizations remain competitive, reduces costs and creates value for customers, and leads to happier and more creative and engaged workers. Innovation attracts and inspires talent, provides a return on investment and will help your company retain and attract thought leaders and strategic thinkers.

This course is designed for both researchers who have recently assumed a team leadership role and for individual contributors who seek to lead an innovation team in the future. It is designed for those who want to broaden their knowledge of innovation management and to learn more about the practical aspects of key innovation topics and tools. It is also appropriate for an innovation team member who wants to develop a broader understanding of innovation practices. This course can be viewed as a springboard to the participant’s professional advancement. 

Part 1

Course Outline: 

  • Defining innovation
  • Design methods and Customer Insight
  • Idea Generation and Open Innovation
  • Risk Management
  • Stage-Gate and Agile systems
  • Lean Startup

Part 2

Course Outline: 

  • The challenges to innovation and how to address them
  • Building support for your ideas
  • Managing creative people
  • Overcoming organizational resistance
  • Portfolio management
i101 Bootcamp Faculty

Spencer Pugh
James Euchner

Each session will include break-outs to work with the tools and techniques and build connections with the other participants.

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.

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