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The Innovation Strategist Workshop: Module 1—Innovation Strategy and Leadership
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7/6/2010 to 7/8/2010
When: July 6 and 8, 2010
From 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM EDT
Where: IMC USA Academy Webinar
Contact: Sarah Rodda

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The Innovation Strategist Workshop:
Module 1-Innovation Strategy and Leadership
By Dr. Howard Rasheed
This course contributes to the requirements for CMC certification with the Core Competency focus area of Business Acumen, Mastery level.

Participants will learn how to create a disruptive innovation strategy for the global and national competitive imperative. They will learn innovation styles, and leadership skill for the new role of Innovation Strategist. They will get hands on experience with techniques and tools that are based on a proactive, holistic, and scientific approach that enables innovation leaders and stakeholders with organizational transformation skills.

Part 1: New Concepts in Innovation Strategy
• Understand global and national perspectives of the innovation imperative
• Learn the principles "Creative Disruption” for building sustainable innovation
• Recognize the Strategic Transformation Model as a blueprint for increasing the effectiveness of opportunity exploration and exploitation activities throughout the organization
• Understand how to use the Business Model Innovation framework to covert opportunity into value and solutions
• Review the Innovation Style Assessment assignment.

Part 2: Innovative Leadership
• Interpret your individual and team innovation styles assessments
• Describe your individual styles in the context of innovation project roles
• Review the evolution of innovative thinking concepts
• Learn the "Six Values of an Innovative Leader”
• Learn the skills necessary to become an Innovation Strategist.
• Complete your Innovation Leadership Profile

HOWARD RASHEED, PHD, writes and speaks on how to effectively accelerate innovation in organizations. Known internationally as the "Innovation Strategist,” he leads a team of innovation consultants and trainers of techniques that empower innovative leaders in their search for competitiveness. His upcoming book, Reinvent Your Business Model: 7 Steps to Sustainable Innovation, presents a simple but colorful metaphor of a system for sustainable innovation.

This science-based approach to innovation guides you to a renewable source of creative energy and transformational ideas. He has developed a proprietary system and software for innovating and ideation called "The Idea Accelerator.” This science-based system has been used in applications for strategic transformation, think tanks, technology commercialization, and product development projects.

Dr. Rasheed is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and Founder of the Institute for Innovation. He received his PhD in Global Strategic Management from Florida State University. Dr. Rasheed has been a public speaker since college and is a graduate of Dale Carnegie. He has been invited to speak and conduct workshops at many conferences on strategic transformation, innovation and futurism. Dr. Rasheed has also been featured in a PBS documentary, radio shows and publications like the Yearbook of Experts.

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