Employee Professional Development & Enrichment is offering a series of five learning opportunities centered around innovation. Facilitated by Moss Ingram, this series of workshops will introduce the concepts for innovation management in the workplace through a synthesis of methods and principles based on Peter Drucker’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kim and Mauborgne’s Blue Ocean Strategy, Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Solution, Terry O’Banion’s Innovation in the Community College and others. Innovation management fills the gap that exists between where brainstorming leaves off and project funding takes the idea forward to implementation.
Session 1: Introducing the Innovation Process
Tuesday, September 28 9-11 a.m.
In this session, you will develop effective skills to generate and collect ideas, as well as explore the innovation process through the Innovation Funnel and Stage Gate.
Session 2: Identifying Strategic Direction for Innovation & Strategic Planning
Tuesday, October 5 9-11 a.m.
In this session, you will practice strategic planning by using the following tools: The Ten Strategic Questions, Value Innovation Logic, Value Curve, Strategy Canvas, the Four Actions Framework, and the ERRC Grid. Strategic planning and how it affects the strategic direction at all levels within GRCC will be explored, along with the importance of identifying the focus, divergence, and a compelling tagline for innovations.
Session 3: Searching for Opportunities
Tuesday, October 12 9-11 a.m.
In this session, you will identify the Seven Sources of Innovation Opportunities, Six Views of New Market Spaces, and the Six Principles of a Learning-Centered College. Small groups will practice idea generation based on these concepts.
Session 4: Scoring Ideas
Tuesday, October 19 9-11 a.m.
In this session, you will explore the Principles of Innovation and score ideas based on the dos, don’ts, and conditions of these principles, the Value Innovation Logic (VIL) and the Five Dimensions of the VIL Strategy, and the Alignment with Organizational Priorities. Small groups will practice scoring ideas based on these principles and tools.
Session 5: Prioritizing, Selecting & Shaping Ideas for Innovation
Tuesday, October 26 9-11 a.m.
In this session, you will evaluate the priority of ideas and select ideas using the Value Curve and ERRC Grid. Ideas will be further shaped and champions of these ideas will be identified based on the roles of the power promoter (management sponsor), process promoter (project manager), and the technology promoter (technical expert). Small groups will provide an opportunity brief, basic project plan and presentation to the whole group.
Register for any or all of these sessions at www.grcc.edu/currentlearning While these sessions can be taken independently, to obtain the full benefit of the series, however, you are encourage to register for all sessions.