Sunday Mid-day Learning Opps

Past Why to How: Driving Innovation at Your Institution

  • Sunday, July 30
  • 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103C
  • PD


Richard Boyer

Managing Partner and Senior Consultant

ModernThink LLC

Wilmington, Delaware

Catherine Lilly

Senior Advisor to the EVPCFO

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Carol Mullaney

Director of Continuous Improvement

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana


How does an institution create a culture that fosters innovation and leverage the culture to advance its mission? The Network of Continuous Change and Innovation (NCCI) partnered with ModernThink to conduct research that provides insight into how CBOs can shape a workplace environment which empowers faculty and staff to bring their best thinking to the table, enabling better individual, group, and organizational performance. Panelists will share the results of this research, including six actionable strategies for creating a culture of innovation.

Learning Objectives

  • Define a culture of change and innovation, including traits that may support an innovative culture.
  • Examine how an innovative culture can lead to stronger business practices.
  • Describe best practices at institutions that have strong cultures of change and innovation.
  • Utilize survey statements to measure change and innovation on your campus.