Leadership Impact Through Innovation

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Unlock possibilities with design thinking.

Expand your capability and capacity to see innovative options and teach others to do the same. Go beyond the obvious solution and unleash untapped creativity.

The most respected companies in the world have created cultures of innovation, from the plant floor to the boardroom. In this program, you will learn design thinking frameworks in a live simulation that taps into your creativity and changes the way you think. Using a proven, repeatable process, you significantly increase the probability of the best prototype ideas actually being adopted. The framework is designed to create innovations that promote the spread and adoption of ideas from person to person in a contagious fashion while also providing real, measurable results that offer a distinct competitive advantage.

Sending a team of leaders allows your entire enterprise the opportunity to specifically address your unique business challenges and uncover new opportunities.

Who Should Attend

Leaders seeking experience in design thinking or customer-centric design

Program managers and project leads responsible for implementation of customer-focused solutions. Functional areas may include product development, innovation, R&D, business or marketing strategy, and customer experience

Project teams or groups of leaders focused on process or product redesign

Let’s discuss how this program can help you achieve your goals.
Connie Lareau 734-763-1000 rossexeced@umich.edu

The Experience

This fast-paced program uses action-based learning to give you the hands-on experience needed to successfully apply design thinking frameworks to your business. You will apply these frameworks with fellow leaders from diverse, global backgrounds, which will enable you to teach your team the same techniques with confidence, conviction, and commitment. Your ultimate takeaway will be creating a culture of innovation where everyone enthusiastically contributes.

Day 1: The role of leaders as designers

Day 2: Strategic idea generation and advanced brainstorming techniques

Day 3: Identifying, refining, and rapidly testing promising concepts

Day 4: Gaining internal buy-in and alignment

Day 5: Concept presentations; developing a post-program action plan

Organizational Benefits
  • Apply design thinking to improve your company’s bottom line.
  • Master a new framework to accelerate your organization’s innovation initiatives.
  • Leverage the psychological drivers that lead to the adoption of new and useful ideas.
Individual Benefits
  • Learn and apply new, practical innovation frameworks and techniques.
  • Master the process of leveraging existing, diverse resources to generate novel solutions.
  • Understand the process of innovative thinking to overcome barriers.
LITI

Faculty

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
Marcus Collins
  • LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Faculty Thought Leadership

Ross Thought In Action
Professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks explains why novel ideas don’t just come to us like flipping on a light switch.
Ross Thought In Action
Professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, in the Manager Tools Podcast , explains how to bring creativity to negotiations.
$9,950US

Tuition & Fees

The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy

1 Jun - 5 Jun 2020

Tuition & Fees

$9,950US
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Format: In Person
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The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy

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