Connected Strategists & the Future of Work

Smart managers and leaders are seeking current, low adoption cost tools to do more, better and faster. Grant Millin with InnovoGraph LLC will share a versatile social business platform (Podio) and visual management system (MindJet MindManager) option for essential management and innovation needs.

Learning goals and objectives

  • Enhance knowledge of what strategy means today and what the recent history of strategy includes
  • Explore modern yet low adoption cost tools suitable for strategy, innovation and design thinking processes
  • Mix qualitative (i.e. social, issue or community history, narrative/communications levels) and quantitative data in low adoption cost tools
  • Business tools + standard social media: Along with exposure to the current features of MindJet MindManger the social business platform Podio will be introduced. These tools together provide powerful visual management for business design and analytical capabilities, as well as a unified communications and collaboration (UCC) capability for mentor-mentee, general organization, government-constituent and economic development purposes.
  • More than covering technology at a ‘how to’ level, we’ll use real world issues submitted by participant survey and look at current strategy, innovation and design thinking techniques. Strategy is a central concept whether we’re making a career change, organizing a startup, or investing in renewing strategic innovations for our existing organizations. Strategic innovation applies today at the community level when it comes to design and deployment of policy as well as public, private and nonprofit economic development activities.

More than covering technology at a ‘how to’ level, we’ll use real world issues submitted by participant survey and look at current strategy, innovation and design thinking techniques. Strategy is a central concept whether we’re making a career change, organizing a startup, or investing in renewing strategic innovations for our existing organizations. Strategic innovation applies today at the community level when it comes to design and deployment of policy as well as public, private and nonprofit economic development activities.

Being a connected strategist and using Future of Work tools is an innovation on past business and strategic planning methods. The book Lean Startup is receiving a lot of buzz. There are other great strategy ideas worth looking now as well.

More information: OSI on Podio Basics

These InnovoGraph open innovation, strategy and design thinking methods rely on current research from McKinsey & Company and other great sources. This course is about regional professional development, modern strategy design, and management tools that won’t require a major IT budget.

Grant has been a consultant since 1998. He has Masters degrees in Entrepreneurship and Project Management and developed the Open Strategic Innovation (OSI) platform.

Contact instructor for pre-seminar survey:

Grant Millin, InnovoGraph LLC
Email: grant (at) innovograph.com
Cell: 828.423.2266

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