Every company, every executive recognizes the critical need to innovate.
But how do you create a culture of innovation

 

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Innovation Engineering Leadership Summit

Where Company & Department Leaders Learn their Role In Creating & Keeping
a Culture of Innovation

Every company, every executive recognizes the critical need to innovate on new products, new services offerings, new and improved ways of doing business. Without a continuous, predictable flow of innovations companies are disappearing.

But how do you create a culture of innovation? How do you improve your innovation system? Very few executives know how. Empowering your people is not enough. They must be enabled, educated, mentored, and given the tools to succeed. And the best way to guarantee success is for you to be involved from the start.

The Innovation Engineering Leadership Summit shows you innovation reimagined through the application of system thinking to strategy, innovation, and how your team works together.   

It’s a true leadership experience - you are exposed to the fundamentals of HOW to innovate - but the bulk of the time is spent on the role leaders of company’s, divisions, or departments play in enabling those working for them to innovate with increased speed and decreased risk. 

This course is a top line overview of the 6 College Courses that make up Innovation Engineering.  As a result you will not be exposed to or “Master” the full body of knowledge. Rather you will be certified as an Innovation Engineering Silver Belt with a functional awareness that enables you to lead and enable your people as they accelerate innovation.  You are encouraged, but not required to attend and complete Innovation Engineering System Course and complete Black Belt Certification. 

 

How it Works

evening reception

The Real World of Disruptive Innovation

This dinner experience sets the expectations for the summit.  A case study on the Brain Brew Whiskey Company shares the “nitty gritty” world of wow innovations in both product and operational systems.  You’ll learn how in just 18 months, using Innovation Engineering the company went from a start up to winning Double Gold Medals and beating top Scotches and Bourbons 3 to 1 in taste tests.


day 1

How to Enable Faster, Smarter Innovation 

This is an intensive day as you are provided with an overview understanding of the 6 Innovation Engineering college courses in just 1 day. Importantly - you are also challenged to “connect the dots” between  the latest science on innovation and your business situation right now.   The result is numerous mind opening “eureka” moments. 


day 2

Advanced Methods for Enabling Innovation 

The day starts with a 4 step method for busting bureaucratic barriers to change.   This is followed by advanced methods for amplifying the impact of your strategy and for igniting employee engagement in working smarter, faster and more creatively.  Again, you are challenged to “connect the dots” to your world.  At the end of the second day - you will be tired.  However, it’s a a good tired - as you will feel that you have done some deep and meaningful thinking about your business while acquiring tools to be a better leader.


Your Path To Innovation Engineering SILVER BELT Certification
Will OPEN YOUR MIND to Dozens of Leadership Insights

What Breakthrough Innovation Looks Like… The Smart Balance of CORE vs. LEAP Innovation …  Root Causes of Your Problems… Reality Check on Current Offerings & Systems … How to Innovate … How to use Alignment to Amplify Strategy … The Power of Patents … Customer/Problem/Promise Alignment… Problems of Today and Tomorrow… The Power of Doing the Math Early … Fail FAST, Fail CHEAP …  Your Role in the System … How to become a Fact Based Decision Culture… How to make Smarter Decisions on Innovations … How to Enable an Innovation Culture

From Leader to Leader

Innovation Engineering is a powerful way to enable an organization to create a real culture of innovation.  Below are some leaders talking about their own experience and how it's helped their organization.

Our speed to market has increased over 40% and our pipeline has been enriched by over 50%.
— Mark Lerner, Chief Operating Officer, GOJO Industries
What makes Innovation Engineering different is that it’s clear that the methods and tools taught are crafted by people who’ve actually done it. It’s clear, it’s documented, it’s reliable, it works.
— Mike Sirois, Chief Innovation Office High Liner Foods
It gives you a completely different perspective on leading and managing businesses. Businesses have to be fast moving. Have to adapt rapidly. This gives you the tools to really think in different and dynamic ways...It gives you a completely wholistic view of how to really develop and change your business in a way that’s proven.
— Ken Grier, Creative Director, The Edrington Group

Tuition & Timing

For the Summit + Tools  + Certification which includes 2 in class days and 60 days use of a personal use IELabs.com account is $3,000* USD per person.

*  Costs may vary due to facility fees and international conversion rates at various locations. Please, click the specific course below to see the pricing for that location.

PRIVATE Programs are the most effective approach, as they enable deep conversations on the application of the teaching to your immediate world. Contact us to explore a private program for your group.  

PUBLIC Programs are an easy way to get started.   Note:  It is best to attend a public program with at least 3 others from your organization as every interaction is built for you to work on your business with your team.


 

Upcoming Public Programs