Building a Culture for Innovation

Thursday, December 12

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Career Voyage

Andy Zimney
Senior Culture Advisor and Team Coach, Employee Strategies, Inc.

The demands to change and innovate are higher than ever and many organizations and agencies have cultures deeply rooted in preserving the status quo. While designed for stability and security, these cultures may be putting our organizations at even greater risk in the future. If you find that innovation and change are hard to implement in your organizations, this session may reveal organizational cultural barriers and how to address them.

Innovation is not an initiative or a task force. To successfully ride the modern seas of change and ambiguity, leaders must cultivate a culture designed for innovation. Blending wisdom from top leadership practices, neuroscience, and applied improvisation, this interactive and engaging session will equip you with the 4 key practices of innovative cultures – research, retreat, realize and reveal.

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central