7 Instructional Hours

Innovation and Intrapreneurship

Enabling an Agile Innovative Workplace

About the program

When we think of innovation, we often focus of 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 executives 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

Who should attend

This program is intended 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.

You might also be interested in: Lean Management

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

Session Leaders

Session leader includes a senior professor from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable expert from industry. This outstanding teacher is 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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Upcoming Sessions

    Remote Learning

  • Mar 8 to Mar 9
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$975 CAD (plus applicable taxes)
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