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Session R - Pre-Conference Session
Friday, June 10th, 9am-12pm, 1:15-4:15pm

Self-Organizing the “Creator” / “Innovator”
Presented by Peter Stonefield

Format: Workshop
Primary Focus: Innovation
Secondary Focus: Mindfulness


Description: Everywhere you turn “Innovators” are synthesizing new solutions in what many are beginning to dub the “Creative Economy”.  In the “Creative Economy” relying on the knowledge of the past will keep you stuck in the past. Learning how innovate takes you into the future. Most innovations begin with a creative idea or insight.  Knowing where to explore and how to think creatively is key to generating the ideas and insights that give birth to innovation.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for those who would like to become more agile and creative by learning how to think more creatively and facilitate innovation with others.

Organizational Issues:
Creative “Innovators” must know how to create an innovative climate and advance ideas in their organization.

Discover a deeper “I” enabling greater mindfulness.   Learn how to step back or “let go” of old knowledge, mindsets, reactive behaviors and world views enabling greater creativity and innovation.  Creatively self-organize your role as “Innovator”.   Learn to think creatively.  Understand the core systemic dynamics of innovation and where to look for opportunities.   Learn the mindset, guidelines, communications strategies and skills needed to facilitate innovation with others through role-playing.   Create value propositions to advance ideas in an organization.   Learn how to foster a creative climate.

Cost: $15 materials fee. Each participant leaves with an iPower- awareness CD and self-management workbook.

Pre-work: None

Materials Needed: None

Handouts: Available only to session attendees

Peter Stonefield

Biography: Peter Stonefield holds a B.S.E.E. , M.A. , Ph.D. and is President of Stonefield Learning Group. In this capacity, he serves as an executive and technical staff coach, consultant and trainer. He was an electronic engineer, marketing and sales executive for the Bunker-Ramo Corporation before becoming a psychologist. He taught graduate-level courses on Cognitive and Creative Process, Psychosynthesis and Counseling Psychology. He has successfully completed over 200 consulting engagements, created more than 20 different training and development programs and coached over 300 executives and engineers. Some of the training programs he developed are Managing Innovation, TQM, Agile Communications, Agile Leadership, Knowledge Management, Managing Change, Creative Thinking and Architecture for Teamwork. He has also facilitated the development of 10 knowledge leveraging “Communities of Practice” in engineering and marketing organizations. His client list includes Apple Computer, Baxter Laboratories, Dow Chemical, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Stanford University , PPG, Sun Microsystems, U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration. He was the principal consultant to, the U.S. Department of Labor, the winner of the U.S. President's Quality Award for Managing Change and the G.S.A. Administrators Award for Managing Change in Government.

His mission is to catalyze and accelerate the evolution of organizations and people.

Contact: Peter can be reached by e-mail at peter@slgllc.com for additional information about this Pre-Conference session.


Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-stonefield-phd/0/2a5/348

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