Managing Innovation & Change at Your Center

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Join Your Peers in Exploring Innovation and Change Management for Your Center

In today’s continuously changing environment innovation is essential for organizations to achieve differentiation and growth. According to a recent Center for Creative Leadership survey of 500 senior leaders 94% of respondents indicated that innovation is a key driver for success of their organizations and 77% of their organizations tried to do something about it. However, only 14% said they were confident about their organization's ability to drive innovation effectively. Business Education industry is no different.

Leaders of university-based executive and management development centers need to develop innovation capacity and change management skills to respond to evolving market demands. They also need a forum to discuss different scenarios and discover the most applicable strategies with their peers.

We invite you to join your peers at the University of Notre Dame’s Chicago campus this July to learn from experienced innovation program facilitators with a deep knowledge of our industry. We give you the time and space to talk about the things you never get time to discuss.

By attending this Institute you will:

  • Discover your thinking profile using FourSight methodology
  • Learn about the process for innovation and creative problem solving
  • Discern trends and developments in executive and management education
  • Identify problems and opportunities and evaluate ideas to solve them
  • Realize what’s next and discuss how to prepare your center for it
Register

If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 763-656-3527.

"Loved that the entire morning. It was interactive yet still focused on content as an output. Not easy! Nice job!" 
- CMED 2014 Director's Roundtable Participant

Why: Take time to think about environment, resources, opportunities, and start developing your and your center's capabilities to identify and implement innovative solutions while adapting in changing markets.

Who: Center Directors, Deans, and Strategy Influencers

When: 8:00 am - 9 pm, July 25,
8:00 am - 5 pm, July 26, 2017

Where: University of Notre Dame Downtown Location, Chicago, IL

How: Register online today to reserve your seat.

Meet new people and reconnect with your peers during this engaging and practical workshop.

Each participant will receive a short pre-session assessment two weeks before the program.

Day 1
8:00 AM-8:30 AM             Breakfast
8:30 AM-09:00 AM           Introductions and Overview
9:00 AM-10:30 AM           FourSight
Context: process for innovation and creative problem solving
Exercise/Method: prototyping kit
Discussion: thinking style preferences, stages in innovation process, divergent and convergent phases
Key Takeaway: FourSight profiles, keys to collaboration, framework for innovation
(Clarify, Ideate, Develop, Implement)
10:30 AM-10:45 AM        Break
10:45 AM-12:15 PM         Clarify (Divergent 1)
Context: trends and development in executive education
Exercise/Method: Aspiration Statement, Morphological Analysis
Discussion: aspirations, defining Executive Education variables and attributes
Key Takeaway: point of view
12:15 PM-1:00 PM           Lunch
1:00 PM-2:30 PM             Clarify (Divergent 2)
Context: aspiration, original problem frame
Exercise/Method: Why? What’s Stopping You?
Discussion: root problems
Key Takeaway: problems/opportunities
2:30 AM-2:45 PM             Break
Energizer: TBD
2:45 PM-4:30 PM             Clarify 3 (Convergent)
Context: marketplace dynamics, evaluating ideas
Exercise/Method: HMW Statements
Discussion: re-framing
Key Takeaway: challenge statements
4:30 PM-5:00 PM              Recap and Preview
5:00 PM-5:30 PM              Break at Hotel
5:00 PM-6:00 PM              Heavy Appetizers
6:15 PM-8:00 PM              Chicago Exploration Time

Day 2
8:00 AM-8:30 AM             Breakfast
8:30 AM-09:00 AM           Review and Questions
9:00 AM-10:30 AM           Ideate (Divergent)
Context: process for innovation and creative problem solving
Exercise/Method: Morphological Synthesis, Compelling Experience
Discussion: ideas, possibilities
Key Takeaway: concepts that solve problems/create opportunities
10:30 AM-10:45 AM        Break
10:45 AM-12:15 PM        Ideate (Convergent)
Context: concept evaluation
Exercise/Method: Clustering, Relevance/Differentiation
Discussion: pros and cons, concepts
Key Takeaway: concepts, new methods
12:15 PM-1:00 PM           Lunch
1:00 PM-2:30 PM             Develop (Divergent/ Convergent)
Context: feedback, refining, prototyping
Exercise/Method: POINT, Prototyping
Discussion:  improving and expressing ideas
Key Takeaway: building to think and learn
2:30 AM-2:45 PM             Break
Energizer: TBD
2:45 PM-3:45 PM             Develop (Divergent/ Convergent)
Context: refining ideas
Exercise/Method: Targeting
Discussion: what’s working, what can be improved
Key Takeaway: constructive feedback
3:45 PM-4:30 PM              Implement (Divergent Session)
Context: realizing what’s next
Exercise/Method: Assisters and Resisters; What, When, Who
Discussion: challenges and opportunities
Key Takeaway: drivers and barriers, next steps
4:30 PM-5:00 PM              Recap and Adjourn

Register

If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 763-656-3527.

"Made us realize we are not alone, many overlapping challenges and opportunities. We all have the same battles, pick my most important challenge and focus on them." 
- CMED 2014 Director's Roundtable Participant

Strategy Session

Why: Take time to think about environment, resources, opportunities, and start developing your and your center's capabilities to identify and implement innovative solutions while adapting in changing markets.

Who: Center Directors, Deans, and Strategy Influencers

When: 8:00 am - 9 pm, July 25,
8:00 am - 5 pm, July 26, 2017

Where: University of Notre Dame Downtown Location, Chicago, IL

How: Register online today to reserve your seat.

Meet new people and reconnect with your peers during this engaging and practical workshop.

Workshop Facilitators:

Peter ZapfPeter Zapf

 is a design planner focused on helping organizations realize what is next for their stakeholders through a values-driven design process. As Design Planning Lead at Fogpilot, a Chicago-based consultancy, he facilitates strategic planning, brand design, and creative problem solving and innovation workshops. He has worked in advertising and marketing since 1986, writing and providing marketing strategy at nationally renowned agencies including Carmichael Lynch, DDB, The Leap Partnership, McConnaughy Stein Schmidt Brown, Flow Creative, and :gyro.

In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Zapf has a Masters of Design Methods degree (MDM) from Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design, a leading center for human-centered innovation planning education. Zapf is an adjunct professor at Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design. In addition to teaching Design Analysis + Synthesis, he conducts innovation workshops with its executive education team. Zapf also serves as Program Faculty for the Stayer Executive for Education Center within the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, teaching various sessions for the Certified Innovation Mentorship program and an Introduction to Design Thinking workshop for its Certificate in Executive Management.

Paul SlaggertPaul Slaggert
, Director of Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was director of the Center for Management and Executive Development, College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati. He leads training sessions for corporate clients on the topics of leadership, delegation and empowerment, systems thinking, and financial literacy.

 

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If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 763-656-3527.

"Looking forward to the learning, the sharing, and to seeing friends from across many CMED conferences. CMED has been a critical part of my professional development. So many memories. So many friends. Even after over four decades in the business of executive education, across four universities, I always know I'll learn a lot, and I'm always willing to share and to try to raise the bar for our industry. Let's make this the best one ever!" 
- Bric Wheeler, Director of Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee

 

Why: Take time to think about environment, resources, opportunities, and start developing your and your center's capabilities to identify and implement innovative solutions while adapting in changing markets.

Who: Center Directors, Deans, and Strategy Influencers

When: 8:00 am - 9 pm, July 25,
8:00 am - 5 pm, July 26, 2017

Where: University of Notre Dame Downtown Location, Chicago, IL

How: Register online today to reserve your seat.

Meet new people and reconnect with your peers during this engaging and practical workshop.

Who Attends Director's Institute

This program is designed for people responsible for developing and implementing strategy for non-degree business education centers at universities. They usually include Executive Education units of Business schools, Management or Professional Education units within Continuing Education schools, or stand-alone entities reporting directly to president’s office. In most cases titles include Assistant Dean, Director, Executive Director, or CEO. They have a common challenge of operating revenue-generating organizations within universities. They serve the business community by offering custom engagements, consortia programs or open enrollment programs.  

If this sounds like you, please join your peers on a 2-day journey to look at strategy development options, explore external and internal factors molding your success, and examine your value proposition. Seasoned leaders of three centers will facilitate the session while moderating the learning and discovery which will happen in groups on a peer-to-peer level.

  • Take part in this executive development experience focusing on the most critical aspects of the success of your unit
  • Get diverse perspectives and ideas from trusted colleagues facing the same challenges
  • Develop a network of peer mentors who can share their successes and failures
  • Return to your team ready to share ideas and create your own strategy
Register

If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 763-656-3527.

"What do you do proactively to enhance the brand of school – not just the center – and create synergetic benefits for the entire organization?" 
- Barry Bales, Assistant Dean for Professional Development at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Director's Session Conversations

Why: Take time to think about environment, resources, opportunities, and start developing your and your center's capabilities to identify and implement innovative solutions while adapting in changing markets.

Who: Center Directors, Deans, and Strategy Influencers

When: 8:00 am - 9 pm, July 25,
8:00 am - 5 pm, July 26, 2017

Where: University of Notre Dame Downtown Location, Chicago, IL

How: Register online today to reserve your seat.

Meet new people and reconnect with your peers during this engaging and practical workshop.

Venue

The program will take place at the University of Notre Dame campus in Downtown Chicago.

Venue Address: Railway Exchange Building (formerly known as the Santa Fe Building),
224 S. Michigan Ave.,Chicago, IL

Located at the corner of Michigan and Jackson, it is right in the heart off the city across the street from the Art Institute and the Millennium Park.

The Palmer House Hilton Hotel

This historic property with an opulent frescoed lobby is a 3-minute walk from the Art Institute of Chicago or the program venue.

Rooms offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Free WiFi is available in the lobby and Starbucks (located on street level). Executive rooms and suites provide free WiFi and access to the Executive Lounge's free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars.

Dining options include a restaurant, a lobby bar and a chic lounge. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center, an indoor pool and sauna. There's also 130,000 sq ft of meeting space, including 7 ornate ballrooms.

Hotel Address: 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

A block of rooms have been reserved for July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017. The Program's special rate expired.

Book Your Hotel Room

If you have any questions or need assistance please call us at 763-656-3527.

"I never imagined finding a hotel with this quality. Beautiful Lobby!!! The room, the bathroom, the service, and the employees are all excellent! The decoration is great. The hygiene is perfect everywhere, from the room, to the elevator, and the connectivity center, always working perfectly. Whenever I get the chance to come back to Chicago, no doubt I'll be back at the Palmer House Hilton. I loved it!" 
- Google Reviewer

 

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Why: Take time to think about environment, resources, opportunities, and start developing your and your center's capabilities to identify and implement innovative solutions while adapting in changing markets.

Who: Center Directors, Deans, and Strategy Influencers

When: 8:00 am - 9 pm, July 25,
8:00 am - 5 pm, July 26, 2017

Where: University of Notre Dame Downtown Location, Chicago, IL

How: Register online today to reserve your seat.

Meet new people and reconnect with your peers during this engaging and practical workshop.

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