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Fostering Innovation and Creativity

  • Execute & Innovate Simultaneously

    How do you rigorously execute tried-and-true, well-thought-out strategies without crowding out creativity? This program focuses on the fundamental challenge of utilizing existing capabilities while exploring innovations to support the future. Discuss the challenges of simultaneous exploration and exploitation, plus tools and techniques to enable your team to execute and innovate at the same time.

Benefits

Organizations recognize the need for innovation in order to be more efficient and competitive. More than one “innovative” company stagnated and declined because they didn't pursue, or couldn't capitalize, on new ideas.

 

  • Recognizing organizational barriers to innovation
  • Developing an organizational framework for stimulating innovation
  • Generating new value through innovative business models
  • Innovating through design thinking
  • Developing leadership competencies around innovation
  • Creating a culture that stimulates innovation
  • Collaborating effectively across the organization to develop innovations

Enrollment Options

  • Individual Enrollment

    Enroll in this course as an individual for $2,950.
  • Group and Custom Enrollment

    Enroll as a team, or customize this program for your organization.

Upcoming Sessions

Class Details

Leadership & Management

Date

10/27/22 - 10/28/22

2 Days

Instructors

John Daly

Mellie Price

 

Location

UT Campus

Fostering Innovation and Creativity

Leadership & Management

Date

10/27/22 - 10/28/22

2 Days

Instructors

John Daly

Mellie Price

 

Location

UT Campus

Class

Concentration

Date

Location

Instructors

Fostering Innovation and Creativity

Leadership & Management

10/27/22 - 10/28/22

2 Days

UT Campus

John Daly

Mellie Price

 

Topics

The following topics will be covered in this course:

 

  • What is innovation
  • Why do most organizations and teams struggle to innovate
  • Why are some organizations better at it than others
  • How can we embed innovation capabilities into an existing organization and create a system for systematic innovation
  • The power to drive innovation: How leaders can (de)motivate creativity
  • How to speak up with innovative ideas: why the merits of ideas are only half the equation
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Who Should Attend?

It's no secret that a strong leader can make or break an organization. This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to become a more influential leader, including:

 

  • Executives and high-level managers in leadership roles
  • Professionals responsible for affecting change and driving new initiatives
  • High-potential individuals who will assume greater responsibility within their organization

 

Companies frequently send pairs of individuals, and small teams to this program, as they try to launch and lead new initiatives within their organization. Please contact us if you are interested in sending three or more participants to this program.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructors

  • John Daly
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    John Daly

    Liddell Carter Professor in the College of Communication

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  • Mellie Price
    Mellie Price MSTC Director
    Mellie Price

    Assistant Professor of Instruction in the McCombs School of Business

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  • Reimbursement Options

    Learn more about course credits and options for course reimbursement. Get tips on the best way to approach your manager and download a customizable template to facilitate making the ask.
  • Course Location

    In person courses take place at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and adjoining Rowling Hall on the UT campus in Austin. These world-class facilities provide a comfortable and convenient learning environment, with direct access to the 40 acres of campus and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Live online and on-demand course options are available for many courses.

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