Innovation in Today’s Workplace
Antioch University’s MBA program presents a workshop: Innovation in Today’s Workplace
Friday, October 6 – 5:30 to 8:30pm
Special guest Lois Phillips, PhD
602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free and open to the public
Management guru Dr. Peter Drucker wrote that “innovation is the one competence needed in the future” to ensure the future success of any organization. The choice to innovate requires a change of mindset and a different capacity than “everyday” management skills. Senior executives almost unanimously say that people and corporate culture are the most important drivers of innovation but implementing an innovation is often overlooked. Topics include:
- Differentiating between creative problem solving & innovation
- The principles of Breakthrough Thinking
- Fostering a culture of innovation
- Pitching an innovative idea and implementing it
A combination of mini lectures, case studies, worksheets, and individual/small group exercises will engage participants. The wrap-up discussion will focus on the applicability of the principles and practice to the participants’ workplace and business.
Lois Phillips, PhD was the founder and executive director of Antioch University Santa Barbara (1977-1988). After leaving her position at AUSB, she provided professional development training and facilitated 5 year strategic plans for a range of private and public colleges and universities. She has produced and delivered keynote speeches at professional conferences and worked as a consultant across sectors. Dr. Phillips has hosted two cable television programs about the changing roles of women and men and co-hosted DIALOGUES with Judge George Eskin for KCLU/NPR. She has written business articles for Noozhawk and Pacific Business Times and presented several workshops to Deckers Corporation Design personnel on the subject of Cultivating a Creative Workplace Culture.