University of New Mexico

Team Innovation Workshop

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About the course

In this interactive program we will explore how to design and support teams that drive innovation. Teams that innovate bring together diverse skill sets and perspectives for a common purpose, and they require specialized team and leadership skills. A culture that supports experimentation, facilitative leadership, constructive conflict, and a customer-focus are all essential. In this interactive program we'll explore the skills you need to design and lead a team tasked with innovation, get some practice with techniques that facilitate innovative thinking, and reflect on how you might use these skills in your group and organization.


  • “Best and worst” team experiences
  • Unique challenges of innovative projects
  • Groups versus teams
  • Identity and teams
  • Team development process
  • Team norms and all-channel communication
  • Leading for high performance
  • Mini-case study

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Jennifer Stine

Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator. She is an expert in the development of world-class executive and professional programs, with over a decade of leadership experience at Harvard and MIT. Stine also conducts research in executive and professional education, and is...


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