We Innovated Ourselves Into this Mess and We Can Innovate Out

Tuesday, February 19 | 4:00PM–4:45PM PT
Session Type: Breakout Session
Everywhere you look in higher education, people talk about innovation. We turn to innovation to reinvigorate learning, fix budgeting problems, and attract and retain talent. But what do we make of all this innovation, and how do we really put it to work in our institutions? This session tackles that question by looking at the concept of innovation markets, describing how you build innovation nodes in your organization and develop your own innovation networks. Moving away from the idea of innovation as a one-time "lightbulb" moment to a notion of a vibrant market of ideas and solutions unlocks meaningful innovation at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Outcomes: Build an understanding of innovation as a professional practice that can be learned and developed * Recognize the limits of innovation * Create a plan for applying innovation to a real-world problem