Innovation and Intrapreneurship
1-Day Program

Innovation and Intrapreneurship

Enabling an agile innovative workplace

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Innovation and Intrapreneurship

About the program

When we think of innovation, we often focus on the realm of products – shiny, larger, smaller, faster, connected products. More often, an innovation focus gives us the ability to improve processes, services, and even our business model and the way the firm behaves and competes. 

One significant and underappreciated barrier to innovation, however, is a perceived lack of resources, where in reality, most organizations have all the resources they need, yet those resources remain mired in complexity and unnecessary processes. 

This interactive session provides managers and leaders with the perspective and tools necessary to identify resource-rich opportunities and free up the time, space, and funds they need to focus on what matters most. Discussions and exercises will help you to align your team and enable them to see things differently.

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Realize the creative potential within your group
  • Align ideation and creativity to customer needs
  • Identify and free up the resources necessary to support new initiatives
  • Support business strategy and drive growth

Available via live, in-person delivery

Attend the program in an immersive, in-person environment at SmithToronto, located at 200 Front Street West, in the heart of Toronto's downtown financial district.

Who should attend

This program is designed for public and private sector organizations, including individuals and teams, as well as anyone involved in generating new ideas, products, or processes; delivering business growth, or ensuring optimal customer experience.

CCDI Partnership

CCDI

Smith School of Business is an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Personal Benefits

  • Greater motivation and alignment to corporate goals and objectives
  • Access to tools that can be applied throughout the workplace
  • Recognition and advancement as an innovator within your business

Organizational Benefits

  • Higher employee engagement and morale
  • A proactive, "what's next?" innovation culture
  • Industry differentiation

The program covers the following curriculum:

  • Focused idea development through Storyboarding
  • Low-cost idea experimentation and refinement
  • Aligning innovation with projects for successful execution

In-Person Learning

Learn alongside fellow participants from across the country, discovering best practices that span industries and sectors.

Our in-person programs include classroom learning sessions led by award-winning Smith School of Business professors and industry experts. Practice new skills in breakout sessions, projects and simulations, and apply your learning toward real-world case studies.

SmithToronto

SmithToronto is located on the 30th floor, 200 Front Street West in the heart of Canada's financial centre and is easily accessible by GO, subway and the PATH system.

Smith School of Business delivers many programs and classes at SmithToronto and it is home to the Master of Finance, Master of Management Analytics, and Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence programs. The site includes classrooms, meeting rooms, staff offices, special events spaces, and a variety of multi-media presentation systems.

As well, it includes three Boardroom Learning Centres with fully interactive videoconference capabilities. These rooms are used to deliver classes for Smith’s Executive and Accelerated MBA programs.

This program is available in an alternate format: View virtual program

Session Leaders

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Barry Cross is an expert and thought leader in innovation, execution and operations strategy. He joined Smith School of Business after nearly 20 years in the automotive and manufacturing sectors with Magna, Autosystems and DuPont, where he led many key strategic initiatives, including nearly 30 program launches in North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Barry speaks and consults widely in the areas of Lean, Innovation, Strategy, Projects and Execution, enabling organizations to create sustainable value for their customers.  He is the bestselling author of three books, including Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization, and several Most Read articles.

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