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Kellogg School of Management

Leading Innovation in Nonprofits

Nov 20—21, 2019
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 1150
USD 575 per day
Nov 18—19, 2020
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 1150
USD 575 per day

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Description

Breakthrough Ideas for Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofits cannot grow without some commitment to innovation. Organizational change and innovation for nonprofits are key to high-impact service delivery. A nonprofit leader has the responsibility to provide the opportunity for change, as do the individuals to be an active part of the innovative change. This could lead to a pattern of growth and renewed birth for the organization. Through this program, you will explore the concepts of process- and design-based innovation.

Key Benefits

  • Explore the theory of innovation in organizations and make direct applications to the culture and strategies of your nonprofit organization
  • Learn new concepts around the idea of prototyping — designing small experiments that test new ideas for your organization
  • Identify key leadership traits necessary for leading in a highly innovative and high-risk environment; look at personal leadership traits as they relate to a culture of innovation

Program Content

Achieving strategic innovation

  • Understand the definition of business innovation: creation of substantial or radical new value for stakeholders and the organization by dramatically changing one or more dimensions of the existing service delivery system
  • Identify tools and tactics that will help participants implement, benchmark and manage innovation strategies at the team and organizational level
  • Understand the primary impediments to innovation within an organization
  • Learn from a case study of a nonprofit organization that faced incredible challenges but through inspirational leadership and mission focus was able to implement game-changing innovation strategies

Beautiful Constraints – A New Path for Nonprofit Innovation

  • Examine how we've become path dependent—stuck with routines that blind us from seeing the opportunity in our constraints
  • Ask Propelling Questions to break free of our old ways and put the most pressing and valuable constraints at the heart of our process
  • Adopt a Can-If mentality to answer these questions—focused on 'how,' not 'if' this can be possible
  • Rediscover resourcefulness, and the ability to create abundance in the face of scarcity
  • Activate the high-octane mix of emotions necessary to fuel the tenacity required for success

Customer-Centered Agile Innovation

  • Understand the definition of business innovation: creation of substantial or radical new value for stakeholders and the organization by dramatically changing one or more dimensions of the existing service delivery system
  • Identify tools and tactics that will help participants implement, benchmark and manage innovation strategies at the team and organizational level
  • Understand the primary impediments to innovation within an organization
  • Learn from a case study of a nonprofit organization that faced incredible challenges but through inspirational leadership and mission focus was able to implement game-changing innovation strategies

Who should attend

  • Managers, senior executives, and board members of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations who wish to improve their leadership capabilities
  • Especially valuable for those who are initiating and driving innovation strategies in their organizations.

Experts

Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Jap...
In the face of looming challenges like childhood obesity, environmental collapse, and soaring health care costs, we need dramatic and sustained innovation. The driving question behind my research is how technology and organizations can support the innovation process to solve these challenges. In ...
Jim is a visionary, entrepreneurial human services CEO with a demonstrated track record of social innovation, dynamic fundraising growth, and operational success. His executive experience is paired with a rigorous education, including a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. ...

Next dates

Nov 20—21, 2019
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 1150
USD 575 per day
Nov 18—19, 2020
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 1150
USD 575 per day

How it works

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