The People-Side of Innovation

The People-Side of Innovation
Experience this powerful, thought-provoking, interactive two-day workshop.

Develop the courage to innovate.
Learn the skills tomorrow’s innovation leaders need.
Learn how to master the people-side of innovation
Sign up today.

Learn how you can…
• Develop your own innovation skills
• Build a radically more innovative team
• Coach leaders to become more innovative
• Master the five skills of highly innovate people
• Develop the people-side of innovation in your organization
• Use the Innovator’s DNA survey to develop a more innovative organization

Run by Elisabeth Ovstebo and Christian Rangen, founders of Engage // Innovate.
Elisabeth Ovstebo and Christian Rangen. help companies make innovation happen. Working with leaders on all levels, they combine leadership, strategy, change management and innovation to create new business models, new business areas and more innovative organizations.

“The limits to innovation in large organizations have nothing to
do with creativity and nothing to do with technology.
They have everything to do with management capability”.
– Ray Stata

Key take aways:
• Develop your courage to innovate
• Understand the people-side of innovation
• Recognize how engagement drives innovation
• Start your own innovation training program
• Master the skills of tomorrow’s innovation leaders
• Receive your own, personal Innovator’s DNA profile and feedback
• Receive a free copy of “Dream Bigger: your personal innovation sketchbook”

“Innovators aren’t exceptional as much as they are confident”
– David Kelley

Day I:
08:00 Coffee and registrations
08:30 Introduction to the people-side of innovation
– The two-day program
– Expectations
– Participants

09:00 The People-side of innovation: every organization’s starting point
Virtually every organization wants to become more innovative. Many invest heavily in R&D and technology innovation, in product innovation and service innovation. But few companies have truly tried to develop the people-side of innovation.
Few executives have learned the tools. Few HR departments have developed a deep understanding of innovation. Few managers have tried to recruit and develop more innovative people. Instead, many look to Amazon, Apple, Google and GE, and claim they are “simply more innovative companies”. But reality is, every single company can learn how to recruit, train and develop more innovative leaders, more innovate teams and more innovative organizations. It requires new leadership skills. It requires an understanding of how engagement drives innovation. It requires courage.
Innovation is a new management science, but future-oriented leaders can learn these skills today. And the people-side of innovation is every organization’s starting point.

10:00 A holistic model for understanding innovation
People, culture and processes; these are the three enablers of Strategic Innovation. These three enablers are the building blocks of any successful strategic innovation effort. Problem is, most companies don’t have the tools, metrics or theories to balance these three. Instead, luck and random chance decides if your company has the foundation for successful innovation. Now, for the first time, you can learn how your company can create a holistic understanding of innovation.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 Introduction to the Innovator’s DNA
– The Innovator’s DNA assessment tools provide an assessment of your discovery, delivery, and leading innovation skills.
Up until now leadership surveys, 360 degrees surveys, employee surveys and well-known personality tests have mostly neglected the crucial area of innovation. Not any longer.
The result of eight years research, on 3000 managers and 500 successful entrepreneurs, the Innovator’s DNA lays out the specific skills innovative leaders need – and tell you how to develop them. The research challenges several established truths and lays a roadmap for developing truly innovative organizations.

12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch

13:00 Your Personal Innovator’s DNA
The Innovator’s DNA assessment tools provide you, your colleagues and your team with a ground-breaking tool to measure, map and develop your own innovation skills. Your personal Innovator’s DNA lays the foundation for your training your innovation skills.
This session gives you feedback and coaching on your personal profile and personal development.

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break and mental recharge

15:00 The people-side of innovation requires new leadership skills
Management 2.0, re:thinking leadership and open leadership. These are some of the emerging trends in leadership. Looking at these trends, we see how the Innovator’s DNA fits into the bigger picture of leadership research and development.

15:30 The challenge with innovation; it’s also people
Have you ever wondered…
…why innovation is hard?
…why change is so difficult?
…why some people “just don’t get it”?
We introduce the Pirate and Dinosaur: the key to understanding the challenge with people.

16:30 End of day one

Day two:
08:30 Welcome

08:45 Case study “Innovation in Google”
Google is repeatedly ranked as one of the world’s most innovative companies. Many dismiss these rankings as “that’s just Google”. But studying Google’s innovation engine reveals unique people and HR-practices.
In this session we will open with some unique, rarely seen slides from Google’s insides. You will learn how “Innovation is everybody’s job”, “70% of everything fails” and “driving a culture of innovation”. Next, our case study on Google will let you and your team develop your own understanding of Google’s innovation engine.

11:30 – 12:30 Working lunch

12:30 – 13:30 Learning from Google: What can we do next week?
You and your team will identify the most tempting practices to transfer from Google to your organization.

13:30 Engagement drives innovation
Understand how you can develop the engagement and courage to challenge the status quo and make innovation and change happen in your own organization.

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break and recharge
14:30 Personal learning and reflections

Deep learning for deep change.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
– Walt Disney

15:00 My personal innovation action plan
• Growing my Innovator’s DNA
• Transferring my learning to my own organization
• The tools, the mind-set and the people.
• Crafting my own innovation action plan: Easy, Impact and Fun
16:30 End of two-day workshop

Anybody can be #strategically# creative. You just have to learn how.
– David Kelley

Engage // Innovate is proud to work with Innosight and the team behind the
Innovator’s DNA to bring this powerful leadership tool to your organization.

Engage // Innovate
What if you could change the future of your company? Where would you begin? What would be your radically ambitious dreams? What would be your mind-numbingly awesome first steps?

Through our teaching, research and consulting we meet thousands of people. Too few are truly recklessly ambitious. Too few are truly trying to achieve the impossible. We want to change that.

Our goal is to help you and your company Dream Bigger – and execute successfully. Because we fundamentally believe, “if you can dream it, you can do it”. So let us.

Through our writing, teaching and consulting we help companies innovate how they innovate. We help companies radically rethink their strategies. We help leaders make innovation happen.

We are Engage // Innovate.

Join us for this thought-provoking, energetic two-day workshop .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s