Why care about innovation? One word: performance. Innovative companies typically generate six times higher revenue and three to five times greater profitability than average companies. And when it comes to innovation, second-stage entrepreneurs are at a critical juncture, for research shows that as companies scale larger, their culture of innovation begins to crumble.

But there’s good news: It’s possible not only to maintain your innovation culture but also to strengthen it. Join other second-stage leaders on Nov. 12 and 13 for a two-day workshop, where you’ll learn:

  • How to measure innovation.
  • What happens to innovation as your company grows.
  • What creates barriers to innovation.
  • How to move from ideas to implementation.
  • Why companies lose their culture of innovation.
  • How to develop leadership and teams that are effective, productive and creative.
  • How to encourage constructive conflict.
  • A framework for building, growing and maintaining trust.

A highly interactive program, “The Culture of Innovation” is unique because of its scientific approach and focus on peer learning. Participants will walk away with tools and techniques to start implementing immediately.

Co-presenting the program will be Yoram Solomon and Dino Signore. Founder of Large Scale Creativity in Plano, Texas, Solomon has a doctorate in organization and management in addition to degrees in electrical engineering, law and business. He has published eight books about creativity in the workplace and hold 22 patents. Signore leads the Edward Lowe Foundation’s entrepreneurial retreat program. He has a doctorate in business psychology and is an expert on second-stage growth companies, group facilitation and neuro-leadership.

When: The day-and-a-half workshop will be held at Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s learning campus in southwest Michigan. The program kicks off at noon on Monday, Nov. 12 and wraps up the following day at noon.

Cost: $400 per participant, which includes facilitation, food and overnight lodgings.

To register or get more info, contact  Rita Phillips.

Dr. Yoram Solomon – “The Great Innovator