Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) Roundtable Discussion: Magic Tricks and Innovation Tips: Making the Unimaginable Possible

Tuesday, February 19 | 3:00PM–4:45PM PT | Malibu, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Workshop
Leaders know their teams need new ideas. They also require the right ideas and operational focus to get things done. This session will focus on the matrix of motivation, engagement, creativity, and innovation needed to bring change to life in your team and broader organization. Using magic as a metaphor for innovation and solution design, we will tackle a common problem through an unconventional lens—inspiring new ideas and insight and a little bit of wonder. Playing with ideas and plotting solutions, this roundtable workshop will model the fun of bringing new ideas to life.

Outcomes: Understand and identify the cultural levers supporting innovation * Use magic as a framing metaphor for solving problems * Connect with diverse peers and master simple techniques for exploring solution spaces


  • David Thomas

    Executive Director for Online Programs, University of Denver
  • Charles Todd

    Founder, Improv Everywhere