The Ivey Centre for Building Sustainable Value is convening leading organizations to 'innovate the innovation process'.
This consortium of business, government and academic leaders knows that the way in which people live and work is being profoundly disrupted. The knowledge and tools of the past will not necessarily help navigate the future, nor solve the urgent and complex challenges facing society and business.
Consortium members are sector leaders in innovation. They recognize the value of working with other business and academic leaders to continuously improve their innovation process.
First Lab Session with Peter Senge
The first Lab was held on October 9th at the Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre in downtown Toronto. The speaker was Peter Senge, world-renowned academic and author on complexity, learning and systems thinking in organizations.
Senge led a highly interactive dialogue on how organizations can deploy systems thinking to fundamentally reframe approaches to learning and innovation. Building on this exchange, the group members identified some of the ways in which systems thinking can inform their work and the topics they want to discuss in future Labs to ‘innovate the innovation process’ by thinking in systems.
More on the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab
The Innovation Learning Lab is a new approach to learning that builds unique insights through frontier thinking and peer-to-peer dialogue with fellow leaders.
Throughout 2019-2024, the consortium will convene quarterly in Toronto to tackle a key part of the innovation process.
These Lab sessions will be animated by a world-class thought leader followed by highly-interactive exchange – all informed by the latest research and Ivey’s ground-breaking work on innovation and disruption (see below).
The topics will be chosen by the participating organizations. Anchored in design- and systems-thinking principles, the topics could include:
- Problem definition
- Governance, culture, and leadership
Ivey will be delivering the Lab in partnership with MaRS Discovery District – a leading institution in Canada’s innovation ecosystem also seeking to innovate the innovation process through systems thinking.
Who is the ideal member organization?
- Members must be innovation leaders in their sector
- Committed to innovating systems solutions – for the firm and society
- Committed to collaborative learning with diverse participants
- Open to big ideas and experimentation
The Lab will provide a learning journey for the organizations represented in the Consortium. Participants will build critical innovation capabilities that mitigate the threats of disruption and shape their strategic and competitive context by:
- Learning from academics and businesses on the innovation frontier
- Building a network of executives across different sectors that can build new value chain possibilities and spark creativity
- Overcoming specific challenges with the help of other members
- Benchmarking the evolution of your own innovation process over time
It will also be challenging, exciting and fun.
To find out more, please contact Matthew Lynch - Director, Strategic Partnerships: email@example.com