So, you’re an innovator? Innovators are the traditional business employees or leaders who think outside the box, and who consistently strive for new ideas, culture, and tactics to improve their organization. You embody an innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit while working inside an established company to drive meaningful change.
Why You Should Attend: The Innovator Track will focus on building stronger companies, high performance teams, new product development, succession planning, and team dynamics. Ready to attend? Click here. Want to learn more about the Innovator Track? Scroll down to see the sessions.
We’ll walk down these dark halls together – foreign agents, internal threats, wire-fraudsters and hacktivists. What motivates them, what they’re after, and how you can defend against them.”
Participate in a leadership assessment and learn 5 inclusive leadership behaviors.
• Define and discuss Inclusive Leadership and its benefits
• Discuss how your leadership style impacts business outcomes and organization’s reputation
• Create an action plan to be adopted post-session.
• Examine your organization’s goals pertaining to your workforce.
• Identify behaviors and leadership commitments that can systemically enhance team performance and talent retention.
Fail Fast Forward…Fail Forward Fast…fail…Fail…FAIL!
Meanwhile, in creeps another four-letter F word that could cost you everything. Come learn how to successfully manage change initiatives through subtle shifts in your communication.
Based off of years of innovation work with corporate clients and startups, this interactive session will address the tenants of adaptability at the individual level including curiosity, experimentation, conviction, and courage. At the organizational level, we’ll help leaders understand the space, support, safety, and context needed to promote an adaptable team and culture.
– A faster way to be more creative
– A meeting facilitation tool that surfaces hidden agendas and achieves objectives without the usual conflict and flailing around
– A way to make sure that all sides of an issue are addressed now, not a month or two from now
You will leave this session with a sharpened ability to thinking clearly, objectively, systematically, and creatively.
This workshop is designed for developers, product/project managers, implementation leaders, and innovators interested in learning how to embrace cultural agility while undergoing digital transformation. We’ll explore productive ways leaders can start to question traditional, binary systems (“business as usual”) of oppression that often lead to microagressions and microresistance at work. Participants will walk away with actionable insights and short/long-term strategies that will help them evolve as a leader or business entity.
*Sessions and times are subject to change.
Innovator Track Sponsor: Alliant Energy
Why Alliant Energy is supporting the Innovator Track: “As the speed of change and technology increase, so does our need to see and prepare further into the future. Innovation and fresh thinking are critical to the future success of companies in our region and around the world. We’re excited to help facilitate discussions on innovation and change at this year’s NewBoCo EntreFEST. Together, we’ll forge a sustainable future that’s ready to adapt and innovate to meet our needs and goals.”