15 Apr Creating the Innovative Workplace 04.15.19-05.19.19 Creating the Innovative Workplace 04.15.19-05.19.19 Monday, April 15, 2019 (12:00 AM) to Sunday, May 19, 2019 (12:00 AM) 6.50 CE Hours Details DescriptionLocation "Darden’s world-renowned faculty members in entrepreneurship and innovation have combined their skills in this course to help you build a workplace culture that invites creativity. Learn how to manage teams, negotiate conflict, build effective networks and strategically plan for innovation. Drawing on the full range of Darden's cutting-edge research and hands-on expertise, you'll explore a variety of timely, relevant factors to unleash your workplace creativity, foster innovation and act as a catalyst for new endeavors within your organization. Expect to focus 5-8 hours per week on coursework during this five-week program. Creating a culture of innovation requires paying attention to several different variables. In this course, you'll hone your leadership skills by tackling several different topics. We'll consider tensions between short-term objectives and long-term innovations. You'll learn techniques for aligning key players and projects, balancing top-level objectives and mid-level knowledge and moving forward as a collective to make progress. You'll also discover how successful leaders manage their personal networks, reviewing the network patterns of high performers and the traps of over- and under-connectedness. You'll learn how you can better manage conflict within your organization, and assess your own conflict-management style. You'll learn about conversations in the workplace and how to build and run high performance teams primed for innovation. Along the way you'll hear stories about building powerful workplace habits that help you manage change and innovation. / Apply actionable strategies to your workplace problems Balance short-term and long-term objectives and eliminate information asymmetry Maximize the effectiveness of your professional network and your social patterns Manage conflict to maximize potential Create high-performing teams that are poised to innovate / An awareness of your own conflict style and an understanding of ways to manage workplace conflict more effectively An analysis to guide your development of a professional network that supports your goals and strengths as a leader Strategies to energize and empower personnel and streamline resource allocation Tools and models for designing, facilitating, and managing high-performance teams A broadened perspective that empowers you to effect positive change and accelerate your leadership skills "