As our summers wind down and September approaches, SPI wants to let you know about upcoming open enrollment programs by our partner Barnes & Conti. In addition to their popular programs on influence and innovation management, they will be hosting the only public offering of their renowned Strategic Thinking program this year.
Strategic Thinking: Leadership Practices for Innovative Organizations
A program for leaders at all levels of an organization who need to think strategically, anticipate issues, solve problems, and make decisions based on new and emerging information while keeping the long-term vision in mind. In this workshop, participants will learn how and when to apply different types of thinking—systems thinking, critical thinking, and creative thinking—to a problem or opportunity and how to work with stakeholders to make and implement decisions. We are offering Strategic Thinking on September 19, in Berkeley, California.
Here is what a large biotech company’s director of global training and development had to say:
…(the implementation of this program) has allowed this team to think differently and allowed them to move out of their traditional approaches to product development, product launches and marketing. Overall the Strategic Thinking model from Barnes and Conti has increased our ability to adjust to the changes that occur in our markets, products and competition.
Managing Innovation: Driving Ideas from Strategic Initiative to Value Creation
Managing Innovation, which is offered on September 20, is designed to provide managers and facilitators of innovation or innovative teams with an opportunity to discover and practice the mind-sets and skill-sets that are needed to manage a successful “Innovation Journey” from a strategic initiative to the creation of value.
Exercising Influence: Building Relationships and Getting Results
Exercising Influence is offered in a two-day version on September 26-27 in Philadelphia. This program gives participants the tools they need to succeed in today’s complex organizations and business relationships. Participants begin by gathering feedback from the colleagues they need to influence day-to-day. Participants see their strengths as influencers, as well as specific influence tactics and behaviors for which they need to develop new skills. They practice using real-world situations, and leave the course with a concrete influence plan.
The cost for the one-day programs is $725, the cost for the two-day Exercising Influence course is $995. Don’t forget that in celebration of Barnes & Conti’s 25th anniversary, they are offering a 25% discount on each additional person from your company who registers for a program. Please put B&C25 in the comment field of the invoice, and they will take the discount when the invoice is processed.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for one of these programs!