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Innovation Peer Group - Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What it Takes?

  • 23 Jan 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • TechConnex- 1 Steelcase Rd W, Unit 3 Markham ON L3R 0T3
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Innovation Leadership: Do You Have What it Takes?

How well positioned are you to deliver on innovation? Conventional wisdom says you need to think outside the box more.   You need to ideate more broadly.   Be unconstrained in your thinking!  However, there is a significant amount of scientific evidence that indicates that inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators can achieve far more effective results, more quickly by doing just the opposite; thinking inside the box. 

In this the first of a six-part innovation peer group series, we will explore Systematic Innovative Thinking (SIT) and how this methodology can focus and accelerate your innovation.  To make this session one that will transform your thinking and potential business results, we are bringing in Yoni Stern, a world-renowned practitioner of SIT as our keynote speaker from Israel.   Yoni will share his insights from helping companies like Disney, GE, Intel, and Procter & Gamble deliver better innovation with key thinking tools and templates.  In addition, Marguerite Fleming one of the few practitioners of SIT in Canada, provide her perspectives on practical use of HumanGrid’s Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator (ISPI) to build a better team and leadership for your innovation.   

Session outline:

  • What Canadian organizations are missing in the race to commercialize innovation
  • Key elements of the Systematic Innovative Thinking
  • Practical lessons learned in working with some of the world’s most prolific innovators
  • How using innovation archetypes can improve your innovation outcomes
  • An introduction into the ISPI and its benefits
  • How to map your team and yourself against the proven ISPI
  • Insights on selecting your innovation team
  • Practicality versus vision in innovation


Session benefits:

  • Be one of the first in Canada to learn about Systematic Inventive Thinking and its benefits using practical examples
  • Insights into analyzing and measuring the innovation capabilities of your team and yourself
  • Learn how to build better teams with essential leadership skills needed for innovation
  • Access to optional exclusive professional innovation measurement tools and consultation - at cost 

Yoni Stern

Senior Vice President Business Development, SIT 

Yoni Stern has pioneered strategic development of the Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) approach with multinationals to help develop an organization’s culture of innovation. As a senior consultant and facilitator of the SIT method, he has worked with large companies including Disney, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, and Procter & Gamble. Yoni is a guest lecturer at business schools and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, New York.  He currently resides in Israel

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming

President, Innovation Culture Group

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming is the founder and Managing Partner of Innovation Culture Group. Her work in creative and inventive thinking teaches any organizations how to create a systematically proven creative process. She has designed and led seminars and workshops for leaders worldwide, and has successfully conducted strategic and cultural change efforts for a variety of clients. Marguerite’s areas of expertise include innovative thinking, team-building, strategic messaging, and organizational development.

Who Should Join?

Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Business Unit Leaders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs who are responsible for taking their innovation efforts to the next level. Leaders who are looking to de-risk and quicken their technology innovation processes, and have faced some sort of disruption from competitors and/or losing market share will benefit the most from this peer session. 

Facilitator: Jonathan Landon, President & Founder of Connectiv Innovation


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