Innovator's DNA: Mastering Five Skills for Innovative Disruption

Innovator's DNA: Mastering Five Skills for Innovative Disruption

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 13–14, 2021 Live Online 2 days 7 hours/day $4,500

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Course Highlights:

  • This course is delivered in our Live Online format which enables real-time interaction with faculty and global peers
  • You will learn how to achieve breakthrough insights through self-assessment, catalytic questioning, deep observation, diverse networking, and rapid experimentation
  • You will engage in a personal diagnostic assessment to better understand your own innovation and execution focused leadership skills
  • You will identify an individual challenge and commit to innovating around that challenge throughout the course
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

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Why attend Innovator's DNA?:

Innovation is a big buzzword that means different things to different people. Where do innovative and revolutionary business ideas come from? According to research by Hal Gregersen, co-author of The Innovator's DNA and executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, mastering five key skills forms the foundation for finding ideas that create value. This innovation program helps executives learn to achieve breakthrough insights through self-assessment, catalytic questioning, deep observation, diverse networking, and rapid experimentation.

Every great innovator, from Jeff Bezos to Steve Jobs, excels at asking the right questions. Day-in and day-out they seek provocative new insights by getting out of their offices and into the real world, actively observing, networking, and experimenting to generate valuable new ideas. By doing so, they improve our lives and grow our economy, finding new solutions to the most challenging problems we face. Innovative entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs act differently to think differently and, in the end, they make a significant impact.

 

Course experience:

Building on hundreds of interviews and more than ten thousand survey assessments, Gregersen delivers unique insight into the behaviors of extraordinary innovators. Participants of this course will learn and practice important discovery skills that lead to new and disruptive innovation, ranging from product improvement to new market creation, to generate valuable, new economic growth.

These key innovation skills include:

•    Questioning  the status quo
•    Observing  the world like anthropologists
•    Networking  with diverse people to get new ideas
•    Experimenting  in small, fast, and cheap ways to reach novel solutions
•    Connecting  typically unconnected insights to deliver disruptive new business ideas

To put this innovation strategy into practice, participants will identify an individual challenge for which they seek a solution and commit to innovating around that challenge throughout the two days.

Participants will also engage in a personal diagnostic assessment to better understand their own innovation and execution focused leadership skills.

Learn more about the live online experience.    

 

Applying to the course:

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have questions?:

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

 

This highly interactive program will help participants:

  • Gain deeper insight into their unique innovation skill strengths
  • Build questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting capabilities to surface new ideas and value-creating innovations
  • Practice questioning skills intensively through individual and group exercises
  • Apply skills to a real individual challenge
  • Evolve their existing corporate culture to better foster these five skills

 

Excellent quantitative and qualitative research and analysis of the topic, including an accurate personal assessment. The faculty bring passion to iDNA that keeps the cohort actively engaged. Breadth of business experiences and countries represented by the faculty and cohort amplified the impact. This course will cause you to step back, reflect, and revise your strategic action plan in a positive way.

 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program has been developed for executives seeking to improve their creative problem solving skills and deliver higher value-creating innovation at their organizations.

This program is applicable to:

•    CEOs
•    Presidents
•    COOs
•    Executive VPs
•    Heads of R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, and IS
•    Chief Technologists
•    Corporate Planners and Strategists
•    VPs of Marketing and New Venture Development
•    Other senior managers with leadership responsibility

 

Excellent investment of my time. Insights I had never considered before. The content was delivered superbly by Phil and Hal. Both have a unique way to make you feel comfortable, and the participants shared lots of insights... Good mix of theory and shared experiences. Helped my understanding of innovation frameworks and how to structure approaches to foster innovation as a systematic process in my company.

 

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 13–14, 2021 Live Online 2 days 7 hours/day $4,500

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Organizations & Leadership

- Strategy & Innovation

Enroll Now!

$4,500