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Online Training: Everyday Innovation, Part 2: Unleash the Unlimited Creative Potential in Your Company

An online training course produced by IndustryWeek, in partnership with BMGI

Date: This webinar is now available On-Demand.
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Starting at $199. See details below.

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About the "Everyday Innovation" series

Innovation is a necessary part of being a successful, sustainable organization. But how do you make it a regular, predictable part of your business? Everyday innovation doesn’t have to be out of your reach. By applying simple, proven approaches, your company can create a culture that embraces innovation. To do this, you must look forward instead of back. You must understand that innovation is for all, not just a select few. And you must sometimes scrap the very process that you’ve worked to improve.

Each standalone session in this three-part online training series is focused on everyday innovation.  We’ll look at the tools and techniques to go beyond traditional voice of the customer and identify your customers’ unmet needs (Session 1 on Sept. 27 - click here for info), unleash the creative potential of your whole company (Session 2), and achieve the impossible through process innovation (Session 3 on Nov. 15 - click here for info).  Choose the session that focuses on what you want to improve, or attend all three to transform your company and your career.

Unleash the Creative Potential (Session 2) detail:

If you've heard these kinds of statements before, you need to attend this course:

"Innovation belongs in R&D."
"Creativity is limited to a precious few."
"A culture of innovation creates chaos."
"Not everyone in my company can be innovative -- someone has to do the work!"

In order to unleash a company’s true potential and create value for its customers, the company must include all employees' creativity. After all, employees are the ones who are most in touch with customers, suppliers, and the environment.

In this online training session, you will learn that everyone is creative in their own way. More important, you will learn how to unleash this creativity by understanding individual creativity styles, by learning to read other people’s styles and by knowing how to take advantage of the diversity in styles. You will also be introduced to several innovation tools you and your team can use to create value for your customers, every day.

Agenda topics:

  • The Old Paradigm: Too many people involved in innovation spells chaos—we can’t afford that!
  • The New Paradigm: Harness the creativity of all employees
  • Breaking the innovation ivory tower
    -- Kirton’s discovery: All people are creative in their own way
    -- Breakthrough thinking from inside the box and outside the box
  • Systematic, repeatable approaches to conquer innovation challenges
  • Seven Everyday Innovation Tools
    -- Job to Be Done and Outcome Expectations
    -- Ideality and Ideal Final Result
    -- Resource Optimization
    -- Six Modes of Thinking
    -- Random Stimulus
    -- Brain Writing 6-3-5
    -- SCAMPER

Who Should Attend?

  • Quality managers and professionals
  • Lean and Six Sigma practitioners
  • Process improvement team leaders

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Date and time

This session will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2012.  It begins at 11:00am EDT and provides 2 hours of instruction, which will include adequate time for audience questions and answers. Click here to convert to another time zone.

Dates/times for other sessions in this series:

Investment and benefits

Included with all registrations:

  • Live training course
  • Downloadable slides for note-taking
  • 1 year access to an on-demand version of the course(s) you purchased
  • Continuing education credits -- see details below

Choose your registration type:

Individual Group*
For those who want to attend the training alone If you want to train multiple people at your location
$199 to register for a single session $399 to register for a single session
Get all three sessions at a discounted rate -- just $499 (save $98) Get all three sessions at a discounted rate -- just $999 (save $198)

* Rules for groups:
A "group" consists of multiple people within a single room at a single location, viewing the training session on a single screen.  If you want to train people in multiple locations, or if each person requires their own screen to view, they must register separately.


  • A CD-ROM can be added to any registration for an additional $199 per session.

Continuing education credits

Each registration entitles you to receive continuing education credits for one person through our partnership with the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET).  During the training session, you'll receive instructions on how to claim your credits.

IACET continuing education credits are accepted by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and hundreds of other organizations and companies.


Michele Quinn
Senior Client Partner

Michele Quinn is a deeply knowledgeable business expert, highly skilled facilitator and veritable dynamo on her feet. That's why she's loved by clients across such environments as supply chain management, oil and energy, high-tech manufacturing, life sciences, and many others.

Quinn has an impeccable reputation as a change leader and hands-on coach, trainer and facilitator. She's worked closely with more than 1,000 executives, champions, black belts, green belts and process owners as they identify areas in need of improvement and deploy successful problem solving and process improvement strategies.

As one of BMGI's most seasoned professionals and Change Leadership Practice Leader, Quinn reaches beyond the traditional lean and lean six sigma tool boxes to bring a fresh approach to problem solving. At one large, global manufacturing company, Quinn led an ideation session that generated over 140 unique ideas that addressed three major business problems. At another global manufacturing company she led a rapid innovation event to improve customer relationships. A Master Black Belt, Quinn is also certified in Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI), DiSC, and Appreciative Inquiry (AI).

Paul Massey
Senior Client Partner

Paul Massey is a senior client partner with more than 15 years of business improvement experience in both manufacturing and transactional environments. Massey steadfastly believes in a holistic approach to business improvement that aligns strategic goals with local projects, standardizing activities across all divisions. One of BMGI's most in-demand instructors and coach, Massey has helped BMGI clients improve production, marketing, communication, product development, purchasing, and warehousing processes.

As a member of BMGI's innovation delivery team and regular contributor to BMGI's innovation practice, Massey brings to BMGI's clients significant experience on both the theoretical and practical application of innovation methods and techniques. His innovation expertise has benefitted such companies as Exxon Mobil, Illinois Tool Works, PNC Bank, and Novartis. Massey's greatest strength is enabling an organization to tap into its wealth of experience, knowledge, and creativity.

A Master Black Belt, Massey contributed to the book The Innovator's Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth.

More information

This training session will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the training course, as well as your unique password.

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