The Professional Development Series

Live & Interactive • February & March 2021

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February is "Workshop Month" for our global network of corporate innovators. We've asked your peers to run workshops that they typically run internally for their colleagues. The goal? To give you insight into how others build innovation knowledge and capability and their companies.

Bring your whole team to learn from others, and continue leveling up your awareneness of high-impact techniques and methodologies. If you're easily bored by passive videos and unengaging webinars, we think you will love the Professional Development Series.

Every workshop, like our in-person events, is designed to deliver the absolute maximum VPM (value-per-minute), because we know your time is precious. Join us for just one workshop, or get a discount by purchasing access the whole series. Current Innovation Leader members also receive discounts on registration.

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Upcoming Workshops

Design for Delight

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Bennett Blank, Innovation & Transformational Change Leader at Intuit

Embracing Curiosity: Building Your Innovation Muscle

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Stephanie Simon, Director Innovation and Cultural Transformation at Symetra

Innovation Councils: What Are They and What Should They Be Doing?

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Gina O'Connor, Professor of Innovation Management at Babson College

Strategic Business Transformation: the Seven Deadly Sins

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Mohan Nair, Former Chief Innovation Officer at Cambia Health

Why Questions Are the Answer

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Michael McCathren, Sr. Principle Enterprise Innovation at Chick-fil-A

Inclusion as Innovation

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Ron J. Williams, Head of Program Strategy at Citi’s D10X

Creative Crossroads: Studio Practices for the Workplace

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Eugene Finney, Art Instructor and Former Project Manager at Fidelity

Dynamic Solutions: Upskilling New Innovators

Recorded Replay Available to "All Workshops" Passholders
with Dr. Nancy Tennant, Notre Dame and former Chief Innovation Officer at Whirlpool

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Event FAQs

Who participates in these workshops?

These workshops are designed expressly for innovation, strategy, emerging technology, design, new product development, and R&D professionals working in large organizations. If you’re responsible for future vision, growth, or new products / services inside your company, you’re probably the right fit.

How will I participate in these workshops?

We are using Zoom videoconferencing software for this workshop series. This software is free, and easy to install on your work laptop, a personal laptop, or even an iPad or tablet. In advance of the workshop, download either the Zoom client for your operating system, or the mobile app for a tablet or iPad here. You'll receive a calendar invite for any workshops you register for, and it will include a link that will take you directly into the workshop at the scheduled time. Just click the link when you're ready to join... or enter the nine-digit Meeting ID when you open the Zoom app.

Here's a quick video that shares five tips on participating in one of our virtual meetings on Zoom.

Will you bore me with PowerPoint?

No. While some workshops may include slides, we've asked our workshop leaders to tilt the balance towards activities, exercises, breakout discussions, and Q&A.

Will anyone be there pitching me?

No. This is a pitch-free zone. Workshops are designed with one goal in mind: your learning and development.

What is the code of conduct at these online workshops?

We are dedicated to creating a professional, safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all our attendees — whether online or in-person. Please see our complete code of conduct here.

Can I get a refund?

Workshop ticket purchases are final. However, you may substitute or transfer your registration to a colleague up to the start time of the workshop — just let us know, so we have the new participant's contact info and they are included on the calendar invite. Please email

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If you’re working to make change happen inside a large organization, Innovation Leader was created especially for you.

We create downloadable templates and tools; report on what the world’s best companies are doing; and convene your peers to share best practices, in conference calls, webcasts, and at live events. Everything we do is geared to helping you deliver impact in your organization, whether you work in strategy, R&D, new ventures, design, technology, or innovation.

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