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Overview: Innovation has become a mandate to ensure competitive advantage and profitability in today’s complex business environment. Corporations are faced with ensuring their employees have the right innovation capabilities to differentiate their organization in the marketplace.

This program equips participants with a comprehensive framework to successfully manage innovation at all levels. In this highly interactive learning environment, we will combine scientifically-proven approaches to innovation with actionable tools to accelerate the application of corporate innovation practices for participants and their respective organizations.

Who should attend: Innovation Strategy

Leaders wishing to expand their knowledge of corporate innovation concepts, including the ability to:

  • Differentiate and leverage proven corporate innovation models
  • Develop strategies for creating and sustaining an innovation culture
  • Create new or improve existing products, services, and business models
  • Resolve everyday business challenges by applying robust innovation practices

Upcoming Date(s): May 11-13, 2020

Tuition: $4,875 - Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.


This program will address the three core elements of innovation strategy to ensure sustainable growth in all organizations – Process, Environment, and People.

Concepts of Innovation
The lifecycle of innovation evolves from idea generation through implementation.The process of leading the entire innovation value chain is essential, from design thinking, to disruptive innovation, through balancing exploitation and  exploration. Discover how matching your innovation strategy with the ecosystem of your business will help prepare you for success.
Concepts of Innovation
Conducting a diagnostic assessment of your internal and external environments is crucial to the advancement or restriction of innovation. Learn strategies for building a conducive work environment to support your environment of innovation.
Concepts of Innovation
Leaders are responsible for building and leading innovative teams who embrace opportunities and implement these ideas. Focus on how to introduce new strategies which enable others to think and act innovatively.
 

Your Professor: Jing Zhou, Ph.D., is Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Her areas of expertise include creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and negotiation. Professor Zhou has been recognized for her thought leadership and path-breaking research into creativity and innovation and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. She has disseminated knowledge and promoted evidence-based management through designing and delivering robust executive presentations, training and consulting for leading companies in energy, financial services, health care, information technology, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunication industries and not-for-profits organizations.

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at the Jones School and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about Professor Zhou’s research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.


Group Enrollment: We offer tuition discounts to companies who send more than one participant to this program. Please contact us for details.


It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.

Contact Information:

Sheree Ahart

Sheree Ahart

Director, Executive Education; Lecturer in Management
713-348-2812
Zoran

Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
713-348-3720
Jing Zhou

Jing Zhou

Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology – Organizational Behavior
713-348-5330