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Innovation Matters - An 8 hour Master's Series Workshop "Innovation" Many say it - few have a system to make it happen!

When: 05/08/2019
Where: FirstPoint Management Resources
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, North Carolina  27607
United States
Presenter: Kevin Grayson, Assistant Director, Technology Management at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions.
Contact: Kirsten Benzaquen

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2019 Strategic HR Conference

Innovation Matters

$269 Members • $299 Nonmembers

 Please note NEW location: 1500 Sunday Drive Suite 102 Raleigh NC - Lunch will be provided

“Innovation”  Many say it – few organizations have a system to make it happen!  A system includes  roles, training and tools that enable and empower your teams to work smarter, faster and more creatively, every day. Any type of organization can employ a successful system for innovation; the ones that do typically see increase in speed and success with their efforts to innovate. 


But it's really bigger than that.   It’s a new mindset - where “fixedness” is replaced with optimism and a new way to address emerging challenges and opportunities.  This new mindset replaces stress and provides a sense of excitement and hope for the future of your organization. 


What does it include?

Strategy – Senior leaders set a clear, concise strategy that guides the innovation efforts.  This is captured on a BLUE CARD.

Common language – All ideas are captured in a common manner – on a YELLOW CARD.  This greatly improves communication and helps speed the innovation process.

Defined roles -  Roles & responsibilities includes the PROCESS COACH, MANAGEMENT COACH, and PROJECT LEADER(s).

Structured training – There are different levels of training – that range from ½-day thru 3-day courses and coaching sessions to aid innovation team members, senior leaders, and others.

5-step process – These 5-steps transform raw ideas into refined solutions that can be implemented.  The 5-steps are Ideate, Define, Discover, Develop & Deliver.  It includes a systematic, defined way to advance or quickly (and cheaply) kill ideas.  We often call it Fail Fast Fail Cheap (FFFC) way to kill ideas.

Creativity tools – 20+ creativity aids have been developed to aid the ideation process

Create sessions -  These quick-paced ideation sessions take advantage of CREATIVTY TOOLS and TEAM DIVERSITY to quickly generate dozens of ideas that can be evaluated and prioritized for implementation.


About our Speaker: Kevin Grayson from N.C. State University, will lead the day long interactive course that includes many hands on groups activities. Participants not only walk away with extensive knowledge about successfully innovating, but also have a great time while learning about Innovation.

Kevin Grayson is Assistant Director, Technology Management at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. He provides strategic consulting, including business plan and sales development strategy, market penetration, market growth, new product introduction, innovation strategies and product design to clients in multiple industries.


This meeting has been approved for 8 hours of business credit from HRCI and SHRM


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