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Leadership and Innovation

Innovation Ecosystem

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  • Overview

    Speaking of innovation as taking place within an “ecosystem” suggests the complexity of organically diffusing elements of innovation across an organization. All healthy and growing ecosystems consist of adaptive capabilities and diverse elements working as a whole, much like a healthy organization. To fully harness the idea of innovation, an organization must entirely embrace the innovative mindset. In an innovative ecosystem, every element is constantly pushing against its boundaries and seeking growth into new areas. When something new is introduced to an innovative ecosystem, the whole organization shifts in reaction. These “invasive species” may be positive or negative, but the ecosystem always adapts, surrounds, learns, and evolves. This course teaches the ways in which an organization functions as an ecosystem, and methods for properly adapting to the change that comes with innovation. Participants learn to foster an innovative ecosystem within their own organizations using teambuilding, communicative, and decision-making strategies.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

    • View the organization through a systems lens
    • Develop an innovative mindset
    • Create new innovative environments
    • Cultivate effective teams in innovative environments
    • Adapt in changing environments
    • Recognize the benefits and drawbacks of adaptation
    • Diffuse innovation beyond one’s own team and into an entire organization
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  • FAQs
    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. Online 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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