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Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

Program

Gain hands-on experience nurturing your creative potential while learning to innovate. Organizations increasingly look for innovative personnel to develop new products and services, but creating entirely new markets, delivery systems, and organizational processes and competencies.  Companies need executives who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR. 

Design thinking has emerged as a novel methodology for developing really novel products, processes, strategies, and business models. This new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Its effectiveness is based on the clear focus on user needs and experiences, and the iterative experimentation to discover new solutions and opportunities. Become the innovative personnel organizations increasingly look for.

Design Thinking - Violina Rindova

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

• Become familiar with the logic of strategic innovation
• Understand the elements of the business model canvas and how they can be designed
• Learn and experience the practices of design thinking
• Appreciate the opportunities and challenges associated with applying design thinking in different organizational contexts

FALL SESSION DELIVERED ZOOM ONLINE LIVE  (see below date for COVID-19 LIMITED STIPEND information)

The program will take place over 5 days Zoom, with 3 hours a day of live, synchronous class sessions that include small group breakout sessions and discussions, as well as experiential exercises. To maximize this collaborative learning experience for everyone, you are expected to attend every session, and contribute openly during the class and while in the small groups. This version allows for instant question and answer sessions for immediate clarification.

Register      (Zoom LIVE November 9 - 13, additional dates available below)

Design Thinking Prof Rindova

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This program will benefit all managers, directors, and executives who are responsible for formulating or driving corporate strategy. This program is ideal for business professionals responsible for tackling strategic challenges, driving growth, diversifying their offerings, and implementing systems for innovation as well as leaders who seek deep collaboration across multidisciplinary, diverse teams.

TESTIMONIALS

“Overall it was a fantastic experience. The combination of strategic discussions and applied learning was perfect. The best part - you leave the program with tangible learnings you can apply immediately. I would highly recommend this to other executives looking to deepen their knowledge on strategic innovation.” – Managing Partner, Arctos Ventures

“I highly recommend this program for all leadership or executives in any company which requires a shift their value-proposition for business sustainability.” - Chairman and CEO, Pioneer North America Inc.

“This program provided a practical approach to current and future business challenges in the space of strategy and design thinking.” – Sr. Vice President, Harris & Associates, Inc.

”Take this program. You will gain an excellent collection of tools including application practices that are both fun and useful.” – Managing Partner, CFOrganizers

FACULTY

Violina Rindova, Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business  

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Prof Violina Rindova

    • Date
    • Time
    • Cost
    • Location
    • Date
      November 9, 2020 - November 13, 2020
    • Time
      9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Cost
      $3250
    • Location
      Los Angeles, CA
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    • Date
      April 7, 2021 - April 8, 2021
    • Time
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Cost
      $3250
    • Location
      Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching Method

Note: These are four mini-cases and I recommend that you read all of them to get a more complete picture of the applications. For the assignment below, please pick the one that you find most relevant or interesting.

This program is run in a small classroom setting that gives you frequent one-on-one access to USC Marshall faculty. Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to create new market opportunities.

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