Innovative Thinking for Extraordinary Outcomes

Looks like Silicon Valley ODers are on “innovation overload”.

Monday, May 7, 2018
Presented by Iris Firstenberg, PHD        

Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Key Take-aways…
1 – Key leadership attributes for fostering creativity and innovation
2 – Balancing chaos and order
3 – Traditional Planning and Adaptive Planning
4 – Reduce uncertainty and increase value by learning to visit the future

What others had to say…
“Great speaker, good rapport, enthusiastic… I am inspired, motivated, and now have the tools to make meaningful change in my organization. The most useful session I have ever attended!”
Vice President, Business Development, Johnson and Johnson

“Her passion and enthusiasm are contagious. I have so many new ideas I can’t wait to get back to work and start trying them!” – Senior Brand Manager, Mattel

Additional inputs and insights at her website

Event Agenda:

• 5:30 pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30 pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-7:45 pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00 pm – Social hour across street at Dish N Dash (optional)

 Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, UCLA and Adjunct  Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson. She specializes in strategies for creative problem solving and innovative thinking. In addition to the MBA programs, Iris also teaches in many Anderson Executive programs.

Dr. Firstenberg also conducts seminars on creativity and innovation for a wide cross-section of Fortune 500 organizations. Her latest book, Extraordinary Outcomes: Shaping an Otherwise Unpredictable Future (John Wiley & Sons, 2014), provides a practical framework to help organizations navigate in a world of uncertainty.

Dr. Firstenberg is the recipient of the 2002 UCLA Department of Psychology Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2011 UCLA Extension Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Date(s) - 05/07/2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

International Technological University (ITU)