Course Details

COURSE DETAILS

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN THINKING

DISCOVER THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN THINKING FOR INNOVATION

Your Instructor: Steve Blais
Steve Blais, PMP, is an IIL Senior Instructor, Course Author, Consultant and Coach. Steve has over four decades of experience in business analysis, project management, and software development and is the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success.
Duration: 15 hours

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Innovation is the cornerstone of highly successful companies, especially those that continue to be successful over the years and decades.

Design thinking practices fuel this continual innovation, as they are the critical links from inspiration to delivery, concept to showroom floor, and start-up to global business.

By examining the steps to achieving great design and maximum utility of product, design thinking approaches provide a framework in which to develop new solutions to problems and new products to sell.

TOPIC OVERVIEW:

  •  Stages of Design Thinking
  •  General Practices
  •  Empathize Practices
  •  Define Practices
  •  Ideate Practices
  •  Prototype & Test Practices
  •  Adopt and Adapt Design Thinking

MASTERING CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

BUILD SKILLS FOR MANAGING THE MOST CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS

Your Instructor: Paul Nichols
Paul Nichols is an IIL Senior Instructor and Consultant with expertise in executive coaching, leadership/management, sales and sales management training, communication and presentation skills.
Duration: 3 hours

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

This course is designed to enhance your ability to manage critical conversations in the workplace in a way that both inspires growth and engagement and moves people, processes, and the organization forward.

We will explore various obstacles to delivering “challenging” messages effectively, including those that come from the external environment as well as those we encounter internally.

After gaining insight into the brain science behind the biology of conflict and emotion, we will then examine a 5-step framework for delivering difficult messages.

TOPIC OVERVIEW:

  •  Managing Difficult Conversations
  •  Brain Science and the Biology of Emotion
  •  Delivering Challenging Messages
  •  Conversations Involving Emotion and Conflict

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You will be able to register for the courses on IIL’s website, free of charge, using a special promo code. This promo code will be available in the RESOURCES area of the Leadership and Innovation online conference, along with step-by-step instructions for registering.
  • These courses are delivered through IIL’s Learning Center, which is separate from the online conference platform.
  • You have 60 days to complete each course, so we recommend registering for one at a time.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with login information.


Group Pricing

Maximize your investment in professional development!

Group Rates are available for teams of 21-99 people.

Group Rates are available for teams of 21-99 people. Unlimited Licenses are available for companies/organizations, enabling all of your employees to register for a flat fee of $10,500 USD. (Recommended for 100 people or more.)

What are the benefits?

    •  Meaningful Insights: Tap into the current practices and trends surrounding leadership and innovation.
    •  Professional Development: Attendees can earn PDUs toward their PMP® and other PMI® credentials.
    •  Flexibility: Access via desktop, laptop, or mobile device for 90 days.
    •  Exceptional Content: 5 keynotes with Q&A, more than a dozen presentations, and 2 self-paced courses.
    •  Thought Leadership: Hear leaders and innovators from forward-thinking companies and organizations.
    • Incredible Value: 20 hours of content for less than the cost per person of a single on-demand course.

How will my team/organization register?

We’ll create an email for you to distribute internally to employees, which will provide key information about the conference and encourage their participation. A customized registration URL will allow individual employees to register at no cost to them.

How will my team/organization access the conference?

All registrants receive their credentials one week prior to opening day of the conference. We also send out a reminder email one day before.

Get your team or organization on board today. Contact your IIL account manager or submit the form below to learn more.


FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an online conference?

IIL’s online conferences are designed to deliver the same benefits as in-person events (inspiring speakers, valuable takeaways, networking, and plenty of “aha” moments) without the high cost or time away from work. Enjoy a unique, interactive learning experience from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

Can you walk me through the experience?

You will join the online conference via desktop, laptop, or mobile device. After logging in, you will enter the lobby area where you can easily access different spaces of the event:

  • KEYNOTES – Attend scheduled keynotes with live Q&A on opening day (sessions are archived)
  • VIDEOS – View on-demand video presentations
  • RESOURCES – Download collateral and informational documents
  • HELP CENTER – Receive support for any technical issues you have while interacting in the virtual event
  • LOUNGE – Communicate and network with attendees
  • EXHIBITORS – Visit the sponsors of the event
  • BADGES – Track the badges you’ve earned by completing certain activities

What are the minimum requirements from my computer that I will need to participate?

The Technical Requirements can be found here.

Run a System Check for your computer or device here.

Find answers to other technical questions here.

Will I still be able to participate if my company has a corporate firewall in place?

In most cases firewalls will not pose a problem. You should be able to participate in the entire event even if your company has a firewall in place. There is a port checker in the system check. This will allow you to see any potential issues. Run the System Check here.

When and how can I log in to the Leadership & Innovation Online Conference?

You will be able to log in until December 31, 2020 @ 11:59 PM ET.

If you are registered, you can log in here.

What are the two self-paced courses and how do I register for them?

1. Introduction to Design Thinking
2. Mastering Critical Conversations

You will be able to register for the courses on IIL’s website, free of charge, using a special promo code. This promo code will be available in the RESOURCES area of the event, along with step-by-step instructions for registering.

Please Note:

  • These courses are delivered through IIL’s Learning Center, which is separate from the online conference platform.
  • You have 60 days to complete each course, so we recommend registering for one at a time.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with login information.

How many PDUs can I earn and how are they aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®?

You will be able to earn up to 31.5 PDUs by participating in the keynotes, presentations, and two online courses.

  • 17.0 Leadership PDUs for all PMI credentials.
  • 5.0 Strategic & Business PDUs for all PMI credentials.
  • 9.5 Technical PDUs for PMP®/PgMP®, 4.5 Technical PDUs for PMI-ACP®, 4.25 Technical PDUs for PMI-PBA®, and 2.0 Technical PDUs for PMI-RMP®.

Complete information about the PDU Talent Triangle assignments, durations, and Activity Numbers will be available to attendees in the RESOURCES area of the event.

What are the sponsorship options?

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsorship levels are available. See pricing and benefits here.

How much is individual registration? Do you offer group pricing or corporate options?

Individual registration is USD $189.

Yes, we offer discounts for groups and an Unlimited License option (flat rate) which is recommended if you have more than 100 users. See details here or contact us at learning@iil.com.

Where do I use my promo code?

You will be able to apply your promo code during the final step of the checkout process, right before you submit your order.

Can you send me a copy of my payment receipt?

Yes, please email LearningCenter@iil.com so we can assist you.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds are not provided for online conferences; however, we will be happy to work through other credit options. Please email learning@iil.com for assistance.

Disclaimer: As we continue to offer promotions and campaigns, please understand that discounts cannot be applied retroactively, promotional codes may not be combined, and refunds are not permitted for those that have already registered.


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LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION 2020 ONLINE CONFERENCE.


SPONSORSHIP DETAILS & BENEFITS

Platinum Keynote Sponsorship: $15,000 (Limited Availability)

Sponsor one of five keynotes

Benefits include:

▲ Customizable virtual booth
▲ 50 free registrations
▲ Access to your virtual booth for the entire conference
▲ Contact information and reports of your virtual booth attendees
▲ 10 resource files at your virtual booth
▲ Your company logo on the IIL registration site
▲ Your company logo on all marketing collateral (flyers, emails, etc.)
▲ Your company logo throughout the virtual engagement center
▲ Feature in a press release

Gold Video Presentation Sponsorship: $9,000

Sponsor a video presentation

Benefits include:

▲ Customizable virtual booth
▲ 25 free registrations
▲ Access to your virtual booth for the entire conference
▲ Contact information and reports of your virtual booth attendees
▲ 10 resource files at your virtual booth
▲ Your company logo on the IIL registration site
▲ Your company logo on all marketing collateral (flyers, emails, etc.)
▲ Your company logo throughout the virtual engagement center

Silver Sponsorship: $3,500

Benefits include:

▲ Your company logo on the IIL registration site
▲ Your company logo on all marketing collateral (flyers, emails, etc.)
▲ Your company logo throughout the virtual engagement center


Past Attendee Demographics


PAST ATTENDEES OF OUR ONLINE CONFERENCES INCLUDE:

3M Health Information Systems
AIG
Airbus S.A.S.
Allianz Worldwide Partners
Allstate
Ally Financial
American Heart Association
Amway Canada Corporation
Ascension
Banco Nacional de Mexico
Bank of America
BASF
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bombardier
CA Technologies
Cigna HealthCare
Cisco Systems
Experian
FCC
FedEx
Fiserv
Ford Motor Company
Fujitsu Network Communications
Gap
Garmin International
General Electric
George Washington University
Hitachi
Honeywell
Hospital for Special Surgery

HP
IBM
Intel Corporation
John Deere Financial
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Key Bank
Liberty Mutual
Lockheed Martin
Loyola Marymount University
Medtronic
Miami-Dade County
Microsoft
Mitsubishi Motors
Nokia
Northwell Health System
Oracle
Parsons

Pfizer
Philips
PNC Bank
Procter & Gamble
Progressive Insurance
Rockwell Automation
Royal Bank of Canada
Sabre
Salesforce
Scholastic
Shell
Siemens Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Spotify
Sprint
State Farm Insurance
Suzuki Motor of America
The Boeing Company

The Jackson Laboratory
The University of Oklahoma
The Walt Disney Company
Tiffany & Company
Toshiba
Tyson Foods
University of Maryland
United Health Care
UPS
Vistaprint
Walgreens
Wells Fargo Bank
World Bank Group
WSP


Leadership and Innovation

Event Ends In:

  • 105days
  • 6Hours
  • 47Minutes
  • 10Seconds

2% of proceeds will be donated to WE Charity, an international charity and education partner co-founded by Craig Kielburger, this year’s closing keynote speaker. Learn more

LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION 2020 ONLINE CONFERENCE

Inspire. Trust. Achieve.

Attend On-Demand March 6 – December 31

In light of today’s global challenges, we are extending on-demand access to the Leadership and Innovation Online Conference through December 31, 2020. Registration for and access to the two complimentary self-paced courses will also be extended through December 31, 2020. Registration for the online conference will remain open until December 15, 2020.

GET AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

WHAT TO EXPECT

Expert Insight

Attend engaging keynotes and presentations from thought leaders and industry experts

Convenience and Flexibility

Log in now through December 31 via your computer or mobile device

Professional Development

Earn up to 31.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain certification with PMI

Continued Learning

Keep learning with complimentary access to on-demand courses Introduction to Design Thinking and Mastering Critical Conversations

Less Stress, Same Benefits

Get all the benefits of an in-person event without the high cost of travel and time away from work or home

And much more

Connect with attendees in the Networking Lounge, meet sponsors in the Exhibit Hall, download slides and more

For Individuals

Individual registration is USD $189


For Teams and Organizations

Contact us for details on group pricing and Unlimited Licenses.

CONTACT US

Disclaimer: As we continue to offer promotions and campaigns, please understand that discounts cannot be applied retroactively, promotional codes may not be combined, and refunds are not permitted for those that have already registered


IIL dedicates the Leadership & Innovation 2020 Online Conference to the memory and legacy of Clayton Christensen.

“Clayton worked tirelessly to better understand the nature of innovation. He studied it with precision, uncovered groundbreaking insights, and gave innovators a new lens—and a new lexicon—through which to view the world.”

–The Christensen Institute


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

WELCOME MESSAGE: J. LEROY WARD

Executive Director
IIL

JOHN K. COYLE

Design Thinking & Innovation Expert
Olympic Medalist

Strengths 2.0: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths and Weaknesses

LYSSA ADKINS

Agile & Leadership Coach
LyssaAdkins.com

Creating Your Organization’s Business Agility Strategy

DOUG CONANT

Founder & CEO
ConantLeadership
Former CEO of Campbell’s

The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights

CASSANDRA WORTHY

Founder & CEO
We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC

Exploring the Underbelly of Exceptional Leadership: The Softer Skills Required to Effectively Lead Through Change

CRAIG KIELBURGER

Humanitarian, Activist & Social Entrepreneur
The WE Movement

Understanding Purpose in the New Economy


SPEAKERS

LANCE OLSON

Director of Product Management
Microsoft

Real-World Use Cases for AI

RITA J. KING

EVP for Business Development
Science House

Applying Innovation to Processes

CHRIS FIELD

CEO & Founder
Mercy Project, Inc.

Disrupting for Good: Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change

Jonathan Rodammer

Vice President, Clinique Global Brand Supply Chain
Estée Lauder Companies

Supply Chain and its Role in Branded Innovation

Valarie King-Bailey

CEO
OnShore Technology Group

Business Transformation and the Future of Work through RPA

Denis Vukosav

Vice President
State Street

Using Design Thinking to Drive Innovation

Mary-Louise Angoujard

Founder and Managing Director
Rapporta

1. The Powerful Link between Mindfulness and Physical Presence
2. Helpful Ideas for Your Journey to True Diversity & Inclusion

Judith W. Umlas

Author of Grateful Leadership and Sr. Vice President
International Institute for Learning (IIL)

Grateful Leadership, Driver of Innovation

Peter Chadwick

Consultant, Coach & Training Instructor
Island Hoppers Ltd.

Leadership for Transcultural Innovation

Brandon Fargis

President
Fargis Consulting Group

Leading Minds, Fueling Innovation: Leadership in an Increasingly Neurodiverse World

Tianhui Michael Li

Founder and President
The Data Incubator

Building and Scaling a Data Science Culture

Molly Tschang

Founder and CEO
Abella Consulting

Say It Skillfully™: Tough Conversations with Great Results

Elizabeth Frederick

Operations Officer & Senior Advisor
Criteria for Success

Nurturing an Innovative Team

Jamie Zelermyer

President, New York Women in Film and Television

Leadership Short Story (Segment)


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