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NEWS: Innovation Insite for BC-HRMA Conference
Canadian business is in trouble unless they learn how to effectively innovate. MP Rob Nicholson claims “Canada’s long-term economic competitiveness depends on innovative businesses that create jobs and growth.” The Globe and Mails quotes Roger Martin, Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management as saying “…business leaders understand the need for innovation, but still need to turn these positive attitudes into action.” So - how does a company innovate?
According to Spark Innovation founder and OneSmartWorld Associate Jay Lundy, “Innovation is like going to the gym. You don't stop once you are fit and healthy. It becomes a continuous practice and discipline. Innovative organizations recognize that staying nimble, fast and strong is a function of endurance, power and flexibility. If you want to succeed in a competitive environment, you've got to keep up your training regimen."
With 25 years experience developing creative, high impact learning programs for hundreds of organizations, Lundy has searched the business world seeking out the best innovation tools, practices and processes and has launched Spark Innovation to deliver these solutions. Working with wide range of world-class clients including American Express, Toyota, Intrawest, Lundy understands the innovation imperative.
Lundy is presenting a brief innovation “how and why” at the 50th BC-HRMA conference in Vancouver called Building Innovation Through Effective Collaboration, and will include:
· 6 key challenges that organizations face right now
· How innovation can address these challenges
· How to get the best from your team immediately
· Why you need collaboration to survive
Date: April 25th, 2012 ~ Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm ~ Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
There will also be a Spark Innovation booth for attendees to visit before and after the presentation to explore their innovation challenges. Founder and President of Vancouver-based Spark Innovation, Jay Lundy has substantial background in the disciplines of design, workplace learning, facilitation and collaborative problem solving.