Learning to Innovate: Creativity & Innovation SIG
THE ASTDps 2012
INNOVATION INITIATIVE Session #3:
Helpfulness: Innovation’s "Secret Fuel
ASTDps is launching a new series through its Creativity and Innovation SIG (Special Interest Group) to help raise awareness and provide initial training related to increasing organizational innovation. Our intent is nothing less than to lay the crucial foundations of learning and knowledge that will help the Puget Sound region stand out as the innovation leader in the world. Be part of this exciting undertaking!
National ASTD has called upon learning practitioners to play a leading role in helping the organizations we serve become more innovative -- because, as CEOs, government officials, and thought leaders all increasingly recognize, new technologies, new industries, new wealth, new jobs, and many other good economic things flow from innovation.
For innovation to become a pervasive reality of an organization's culture, many factors must be present and operating. Yet of these many factors, one of the most important and powerful that is frequently overlooked is ... helpfulness.
In this dynamic session you will:
- Why helpfulness is the "secret fuel" of organizational creativity and innovation
- How to recognize and assess the helpfulness in your organization
- How to foster more helpfulness, and thus more innovation in your organization
Help yourself and your organization by learning the secrets of helpfulness.
About the Presenter
William "Bud" Wurtz, PhD, is a senior learning consultant with the AK Group, who also has his own creativity coaching practice. He has been a manager of learning in four different Fortune 500 companies and, as an external consultant, has consulted with dozens of other for-profit, government and non-profit organizations, large and small.
Bud has been a thought leader in performance improvement, intervention research evaluation, and organiztional creativity and innovation. He is two-term past president of the American Creativity Association and a current member of the Board of Directors of the American Creativity Association -- Austin Global. He is also a past president of the Kansas City ASTD Chapter, past vice-president of research and learning sciences with ASTDps, and the Chapter's current director of government affairs.
Bud earned a PhD in educational psychology in 2008 from Texas A&M University and was inducted into the National Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, signifying that he was in the top ten percent of his graduating class.
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