Power of Innovation Symposium

April 18, 2018 : 8:30am - 4:30pm

Stop going around in circles – design and implement a more creative culture in your workplace. Power of Innovation will bring together speakers from across the United States, for a day of creative learning and growth. Join us on April 18th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Franklin College. The workshop will feature two keynote speakers, two breakout sessions, and a panel to end the day.

Power of Innovation Agenda

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Plenary Speaker, Paul Marks, Over the County Improv

Stuck in a rut? This session will leave you inspired! Paul Marks, founder of Beta Test improv, uses his unique improvisation philosophy and right-brain thinking exercises to help participants develop exceptional quick thinking skills, the ability to actively listen, adaptability to a myriad of changes without stressing out, and most importantly, a sense of humor that encourages people to be creative, takes risks, and nurture customer and coworker relationships. Through instant, on-demand demonstrations during his presentation, Paul teaches participants how to strengthen neural connections and enhance the neuroplasticity of the brain. 

You can learn more about Paul here: https://www.otcimprov.com/paul-marks

10:45 a.m. to Noon: Breakout sessions

Paul Fonstad, Franklin College - “Escape Room to Build a Team” will use the popular escape room game to create and improve team-work within a group. Participants will be playing the actual game and learning how to work together to escape the room. 

You can learn more about Paul here: http://franklincollege.edu/?s=Paul+Fonstad

Jason Carney, WorkSmart Systems- “Not your Father’s Performance Appraisal” will discuss how to improve performance. Here is a hint, it isn’t using the status quo. Jason will share ideas for new, innovative ways to conduct the dreaded performance review. Jason is from WorkSmart Systems, Inc. 

You can learn more about Jason here: http://www.worksmartpeo.com/the-team/jason-carney/

Noon to 1:45 p.m.: Keynote Speaker, Don Wettrick, StartED Up

Don Wettrick, author of Pure Genius is the lunch keynote speaker. Don’s book is about building a culture of innovation by encouraging teachers and administrators to collaborate with experts, students and one another to create innovation. During this session, Don will discuss ways to build and innovative and create culture. Don is from StartED Up and you can learn more about him here: http://www.startedupinnovation.com/

You can learn more about his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Genius-Building-Culture-Innovation/dp/0988217627

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Breakout sessions

Bud Boughton, Author and Motivational Speaker- “Making Innovation Happen: The Role of Culture and Coaching.” Bud is the author of several books, including Coaching is teaching at its best! 

You can learn more about Bud here: http://www.budboughton.com/

David Galownia, Slingshot - David is the CEO & President of Slingshot, a company that helps you identify the problems holding your company back. They specialize in software development and product development but they switch around the process by testing prototypes with end users to find the best solutions for each business they work with. 

You can learn more about the company here: http://yslingshot.com/

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Panel, Using Innovative Ways to Recruit and Retain Talent

LJC has put together a diverse panel of experts to talk through how their companies recruit and retain talented employees. This panel will be facilitated by Dr. Carolyn Goerner from the IU Kelley School of Business and features:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Franklin College
$99 per person for LJC and Franklin College Alumni, Franklin and Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce members.
$119 per person for general public.

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Thank You to our Symposium Program Sponsors:
Pridgeon Clay