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What Is An Executive Immersion Program?
This 5 day executive program is about how to build innovation culture within an organization. It gives you a unique opportunity to immerse into the startup ecosystem in the Silicon Valley and learn directly from innovation leaders the key ingredients of their corporate culture. Participants will learn about how successful companies are innovating and their talent management best practices
CONCEPT OF INNOVATION
Understand the difference between disruptive and incremental innovation, and how to give space for people to experiment, without losing control.
Learn the key attributes of innovation culture such as guiding principles, company purpose, and key corporate values.
Learn how to create space for people to experiment, make employees empowered and self-steering.
FUTURE OF WORKFORCE
Discover the key trends such as sharing economy, skills marketplace, freelancing, and what is important for Millennials & Gen Z generation.
Experience how startups involve and get close to the customer to really address their needs.
Get familiar with different ways of recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent.
DAY 1: Innovation In The Idea Economy
Learn about the ongoing industry transformations triggered by emerging technologies and new business models. Discover the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem driving a good portion of this fundamental change. Topics addressed:
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution and industry disruption
- The future of industries
- The future of workforce
The Concept of Innovation
Understand the concept of disruptive innovation and the role of startups in creating new markets. See how fast startups innovate through ideation, prototyping, agile cycles, and minimum viable products.
DAY 2: Values and Culture of Innovative Companies
Experience the power of a clear company purpose and a strong set of values. Discover how your entire company can become more purpose driven, values oriented and philanthropical. Learn directly from Silicon Valley Insiders:
- How startups define their guiding principles
- How large technology leaders maintain innovation spirit
Hear inspiring stories from leaders in Silicon Valley. Think big and think differently. Discover how your company can become more entrepreneurial, performance driven and lean. Find out about:
- Innovation as a process
- The company of the future
DAY 3: Empowering Digital Transformation
Customer Centric Approach
See how startups work closely with the customers to address their needs. Discover how your company can become more customer focussed, and your employees more empowered and self-steering. Get immersed in and discuss:
- Corporate culture of unicorns
- Diversity – is it a metric or a way of thinking?
Learn how to create space for people to experiment, without losing control. See how to make employees empowered and self-steering. Discover common patterns in enablement of employees to generate ideas and try new things. See how office environment can feel like home and feel the effect of a positive working environment on the effectiveness of people. Visit Silicon Valley companies and witness:
- Innovation as everyone’s responsibility
- The best places to work
DAY 4: Organizational Design
Agility and Speed
See how startups are able to execute with limited resources. Get a feel of the unique dynamics between pitching for funding and bootstrapping to reduce costs. Discover how your company can become more adaptive and agile. Find out about:
- Agile development best practices
- Decision making frameworks
Lean organizational structure, autonomy for teams and individuals, and quick decision-making are some of the elements used. Take a deep dive:
- Teams and individuals autonomy
- Focusing on people
DAY 5: Talent Management
Future of Workforce
Discover the key trends such as sharing economy, skills marketplace, freelancing, and what is important for Millennials & Gen Z generation. Learn:
- How to attract and retain millennials
- Who is creating value
Talent Management Best Practices
Get familiar with different ways of recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent. Learn about the latest tools and technologies enabling HR departments to truly support employees instead of simply explaining and enforcing company policies. Discover how your employees and teams can become more collaborative, truthful and willing to learn. Get best practices of:
- Recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent
- Transforming the corporate culture
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.