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Inspiring others to convert knowledge and insight into solutions that create distinctive value

WHY A WORKSHOP ON LEADING INNOVATION? There is tremendous pressure on today’s organizations to deliver new, innovative, and improved products and services. While innovation is a stated priority, “Innovation imperative, or value for most organizations, the leadership needed to make innovation a reality is lacking. Innovation is more than a statement—more than distinguishes executing an idea generation process. Leaders have to play a role in building an between a innovation culture, providing direction, allocating necessary resources, and getting leader and a innovation results. All leaders can learn this unique skill set and enhance their ability to lead others in generating value-added solutions and being more innovative. follower.” It doesn’t matter if the work is in sales, operations, engineering, human resources, —Steve Jobs maintenance, or administration. Opportunities to streamline, improve, and become more effective are abundant. Leaders just have to unlock the possibilities. In the Leading Innovation Workshop, participants will learn what differentiates an innovation leader from a regular leader. The learning experience is also designed to help leaders absorb the unique things innovation leaders do to make innovation a reality in their organization and with their teams. Innovation leaders have to be change agents and foster a climate of experimentation. Participants in this workshop will discover how to build on and leverage their current leadership capabilities in ways that will help them channel innovation efforts in areas that will drive longterm value. Participants begin working on innovation opportunities while in the workshop so they can immediately apply new skills and tap into the power of innovation.

Leading Innovation Defined
The ability to incrementally or boldly change and improve products, processes, or solutions in ways that create distinctive “value” for customers and “advantage” for individuals and teams. A leader’s ability to create and manage a work environment where people want to innovate, add value, and contribute break-through ideas that lead to long-term, sustained competitive advantage. PARTICIPANTS WILL: • Learn how to direct the flow of ideas into solutions that create added value. • Learn how to effectively evaluate a situation and generate innovative solutions. • Define and discuss why innovation is expected of effective leaders and is crucial for business success. • Develop their ability to create an environment that allows people to use their imagination to develop new break-through ideas. • Identify tools and resources that will help them and their team create a culture of innovation. • Discover how to apply and contribute valueadded solutions for customers and the organization.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE—ONE-DAY VERSION ■■ Welcome to the Workshop ■■ Workshop Objectives and Expectations ■■ Introduction to Innovation ■■ Team Discussion Questions Exercise ■■ Simulation ■■ Discover Ideas Survey ■■ The Innovation Model Overview ■■ Video Presentation ■■ Experiential Exercise ■■ Your Own Case Study: The Leading Innovation Road Map ■■ Video Presentation ■■ Experiential Exercise ■■ Group Discussion and Debrief of The Leading Innovation Road Map

“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.” —Robert Iger

WORKSHOP MATERIALS ■■ Pre-Workshop Article and Preparation Material ■■ Comprehensive Participant Workbook ■■ Book: Saving Innovation by Michael Dugan ■■ The Leading Innovation Road Map ■■ The Leading Innovation Road Map Worksheet and access to an electronic version ■■ Simulation Material ■■ Discover Ideas Survey

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AT&T • Abbott Labs • Alcon • American Express • Bank of Montreal • Barclays Global Investors • Bell Canada • BellSouth • Boeing • Cargill • ChevronTexaco • Chick-Fil-A • Church’s Chicken • Delphi • Department of Public Safety • Delta Air Lines • DHL • Ernst & Young • ESPN • ExxonMobil • Farm Credit Services of America • FMC • FedEx • Florida Power Corporation • Formosa Plastics • Gulfstream • Hancock Bank •

LEARNING METHODS The Leading Innovation Workshop is offered in a variety of workshop delivery options in the form of live classroom, virtual classroom, or web-based programs. The length of the course is flexible and depends largely on the delivery method chosen. Experienced CMOE facilitators lead workshops from any location of your choosing. We also offer a Train-the-Trainer service in which we provide the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver The Leading Innovation Workshop at any time. Clients that choose this option simply purchase the participant materials from CMOE on an as-needed basis once they are certified to teach the program.


WHO WE ARE CMOE provides organizations with training programs that are practical, with an emphasis on developing how-toskills. Our strategic objective is to partner with clients and provide solutions for their training needs as they arise. As a training partner, CMOE assists clients in defining and providing customized training needs. We don’t fit you into a box; we help you design the box. CMOE was founded in 1978, and is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Through a commitment to ongoing research and consulting, CMOE has developed numerous skill-based training workshops, books, materials, and experiences that address the specific needs of leaders, team members, and organizations.

Hershey’s • Hillenbrand • HP • Iomega • JBS • John Deere • Johnson Controls • Kaiser Permanente • Kellogg’s • L-3 Communications • Lennox • LG • McKesson • Motorola • Omnicell • Pacific Gas & Electric • Pepsico • Pilgrim’s Pride • Pfizer • Police Corps • Principal Financial Group • Procter & Gamble • Sauer-Danfoss • Siemens • Tesoro • Texas Utilities • T-Moblie • Turner • Welch Allyn • Wells Fargo

OTHER BOOKS: Strategy is Everyone’s Job
by Steven J. Stowell Ph.D. and Stephanie S. Mead, MBA This book is about the role of leaders in taking responsibility for strategic opportunities and navigating strategic shifts so the part of the business they are responsible for is better positioned for longterm success. Readers also learn how to execute their own strategic direction that aligns with and supports the organization’s overarching strategy.

The Team Approach: With Teamwork Anything is Possible

OTHER WORKSHOPS: Coaching Skills
During this workshop, participants acquire the skills to interact with co-workers in a way that will motivate action, drive out fear, and create the partnerships required to accomplish team and organizational goals.

by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Stephanie S. Mead, MBA Whether it’s two people, a department, or an organization, teams are the means by which great things are accomplished. This book explores the inner dimensions of how groups of people become teams and how group dynamics can be managed.

Exploring Teamwork

Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking

Leading Groups to Solutions: A Practical Guide for Facilitators and Team Members

by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Stephanie S. Mead, MBA. This book is about how managers and individual contributors can develop the ability to expand and exercise greater strategic influence over their work and life and make a strategic contribution to their organization.

by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D., Joel McCausland, and Stephanie S. Mead, MBA. This book is about the collaborative process among team leaders and team members when building consensus, creating synergy, and harnessing collective energy to create innovative solutions.

This workshop is an experience-based learning journey that helps participants learn how to build and sustain a highperforming team and develop teamwork skills at the individual level. It can be delivered in an experiential classroom setting or combined with outdoor experiential activities to provide an unforgettable experience in team growth.

Applied Strategic Thinking

The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive Edge

OTHER SERVICES: Customized Design
Our talented and experienced training curriculum design team is prepared to create an experiential workshop around a specific topic or develop a curriculum using a combination of topics of your choice.

by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Matt M. Starcevich, Ph.D. This book is about the coaching process and the skills, behaviors, courage, and values leaders need in order to evoke employee commitment and motivation. The Coach will also help leaders turn what is typically an uncomfortable and often avoided or mishandled task into a productive, one-onone experience for the leader and team members.

As strategy skills continue to be in greater demand in the workplace, leaders and individual contributors need to develop the skills to have a broad perspective about their work and how they can make a strategic contribution. This engaging and dynamic workshop helps participants develop this important skill set so they become strategically minded and can ignite positive change.

Leading Groups to Solutions


Win-Win Partnerships: Be on the Leading Edge With Synergistic Coaching

An organizational assessment process that will produce a unique and comprehensive picture of what is going on in your organization. Connexus helps leaders understand how the organization ticks and how to tune it up.

A highly interactive facilitation workshop designed to help leaders and managers develop the insights and skills necessary to create a unified climate, maximize team member contribution, gain consensus, and develop solutions to organizational challenges when working in groups.

by Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D. and Matt M. Starcevich, Ph.D. This book expands on the concepts and skills contained in CMOE’s Eight-Step Coaching Model, explores the learning relationship, and teaches how to create synergistic solutions to life’s challenges, at work and elsewhere.


Innovation and Change

Our professional speakers and trainers are available to make presentations, from a few minutes to a full day, for conventions, conferences, or other meetings. Book us for a presentation your group will not forget!

This workshop exposes participants to the skills needed to keep an open mind and develop the capacity to become an innovative force and lead productive change through innovative thinking. We also offer a workshop on Leading Innovation and Change for leaders wanting to create a culture of innovation and effectively lead change initiatives.

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