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Leadership and Innovation

Engaging, Encouraging, and Challenging: Innovating Across the Organization

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For successfully harnessing and promoting an innovation mindset across all levels of an organization, a switch in the organization’s culture is necessary for accommodating a free flow of new ideas. An organization’s change agents can facilitate the diffusion of this innovation mindset by consistently engaging with others, encouraging their sharing of new ideas and thinking, and challenging them by fostering an environment of friction. Foundationally, an organization’s embracing of a permission to learn philosophy is essential. With this in place and the fear of failure absent, an organization and its change agents engage and encourage the open pursuit and testing of new ideas and thinking by others within an environment accepting of failure as a tool for learning. By then also fostering an environment of friction, the healthy challenging of new ideas and thinking exposes additional perspectives, connections, and gaps for driving even richer innovative outcomes. In this course, participants learn how building an organization’s foundation on a permission to learn philosophy is essential for altering its culture across all levels towards an innovation mindset. They then explore techniques for cultivating habitually engaging with others, encouraging their sharing of new ideas and thinking, and challenging them in a healthy manner. By applying these techniques consistently, participants can drive innovation throughout an organization and tap into its creative prospects across all levels.

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completion of Emerging Leadership, participants will be able to:

  • Embrace an innovation mindset and a permission to learn philosophy
  • Act as a change agent for facilitating a culture shift toward thinking differently
  • Identify tools for actively engaging others
  • Create an environment encouraging the sharing of new ideas and thinking by others
  • Foster an environment of friction
  • Bring out the best thinking by challenging others in a healthy manner
  • Tap into creative prospects across all levels of an organization
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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