Winning the Race When You Can’t See the Finish Line: Three Simple Steps to Manage Innovation

07/21/2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Info

GACC South Members and Non-Members: Free

Registration is required.

This event is in UTC-6 Central time.

While we often envision new products created by a lone genius toiling in his garage, successful innovation is actually the result of a deliberate process. Repeatable and profitable innovation focuses on (1) the organization’s strategic objectives, (2) customer needs, and (3) robust decision-making.

In this session, we’ll explore a few simple tools and techniques for effective innovation management within these three arenas. You will learn how to manage and improve innovation processes to beat the competition, even in today’s turbulent market conditions.

Meet our Speaker

Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Global NP Solutions – Founder

Teresa is passionate about innovation. She founded Global NP Solutions in 2009 to help individuals and organizations learn, adopt, transform, and sustain innovation. Teresa facilitates best practices training for executives, managers, and teams to improve innovation performance using a variety of hands-on work style assessments and customized tools. Teresa frequently presents keynotes and breakouts locally and nationally on her favorite topics of innovation, design thinking, and product development. She recently published a chapter on leading virtual teams for innovation projects with the Virtual Team Model (VTM) (October 2018, Leveraging Constraints for Innovation) and just released The Innovation ANSWER Book, a comprehensive guide to building innovation leadership (October 2019).

Teresa has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and an MBA from West Texas A&M University. In addition to New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification with the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a licensed Professional Engineer (State of Louisiana).

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