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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX WORKSHOP: TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX WORKSHOP: TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

There is a little-known secret to thinking outside the box. It’s knowing how, when faced with a challenge, you engage in the universal creative process. Every one of us has unique thinking preferences for moving through that process. These preferences act as an energy...

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INNOV8RS VANCOUVER: OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2019

INNOV8RS VANCOUVER: OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2019

At Innov8rs Vancouver, you will get access to the best and latest in corporate innovation. Innov8rs is not just another conference, where you leave with high-level ideas and a bunch of business cards. You’ll actually learn and do stuff. Date & Location: October 3...

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PAST EVENTS

 

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, MIAMI: FEBRUARY 20-21, 2019

Leading Innovation in Times of Exponential Change

In a rapidly changing business landscape, fueled by exponentially growing technologies, there’s no choice for companies but to innovate. Yet that’s easier said than done.

More than anything else, succeeding with innovation is a balancing act. Execution vs exploration? Internal vs external? Traditional governance vs portfolio funding?

There are no simple answers or right approaches for finding that balance, in order to improve your organization’s innovation outcomes. It all depends on the culture and context of your organization. Yet there are ingredients for you to use in putting together the best recipe.

Where most conferences inspire you with new gadgets and tools, at Innov8rs Miami you will learn global best practices for the “how to do innovation at a large organization”. Because in the end, it’s the “doing” that makes the difference.

Janice Francisco of BridgePoint Effect will speak at Innov8rs Miami. The title of her workshop is Kryptonite and Superpowers: The Secret to Building High-Performing Innovation Teams.

Contact us to receive a discount off a single registration or registration for a team of three.

BridgePoint Effect and FourSight are Partners with Innov8r for this innovation event.

Learn more about the Innov8rs Miami Conference and register.

WHY INNOVATION STALLS OUT: WEBINAR, JANUARY 30, 2019

Why Innovation Stalls Out – A look inside the research

This webinar will touch on a year-long global research study sponsored by FourSight LLC and BridgePoint Effect with Innov8rs. This research sought to answer the question – “Who are the Innovators in Organizations?” The insights from this research shed light on why innovation stalls out and how to overcome the frustration of meeting everyone’s needs in the process.

 

Here’s a little-known secret about innovation. When faced with a challenge, research shows we all engage in a universal creative process.

We all have thinking preferences for moving through this process which act as an energy wave powering us through, or causing us to stall out. These are our innovation superpowers and kryptonite. Regardless of the innovation approach you’re using, these preferences have an impact on the thinking and energy you naturally bring to the table. And, they have an impact on how you can move innovation through the organization. With awareness of these preferences, you and your team can power up your efforts and engage in innovation much more effectively.

Join us on January 30, 2019 at 11:00 EST / 17:00 CET to:

• Hear highlights of our research
• Find out what this research means to advancing innovation in your organization
• Get access to the FourSight Assessment to discover the superpowers and kryptonite of your thinking preferences

Hosted by: Janice Francisco & Sarah Thurber

Janice Francisco
Janice Francisco, M.S. is the Founder of BridgePoint Effect, an organizational development and innovation strategy firm that brings decisive navigation to help organizations respond to change and integrate innovation.

Sarah Thurber
Sarah Thurber, M.S., is Managing Partner at FourSight, LLC, a global innovation company that develops research-based tools, assessments and training designs to enhance innovation, collaboration and team performance.

When: January 30, 8am PT, 11am ET, 5pm CET

TECHCONNEX INNOVATION PEER GROUP, TORONTO: JANUARY 23, 2019

Kryptonite and Superpowers: The Secret to Building High Performing Innovation Teams

Venue IBM Innovation Space – Room A101
Address 3600 Steeles Ave. E
Markham ON L3R 9Z7, CA
Starts Wed Jan 23 2019, 8:30am EST
Ends Wed Jan 23 2019, 10:00am EST

There’s a little-known secret about innovation. When faced with a challenge, research shows we all engage in a universal creative process. We all have thinking preferences for moving through this process, which act as energy waves powering us through or stalling us out.

Regardless of the innovation approach you’re using, these preferences have an impact on the thinking and energy you naturally bring to the table.  With awareness of these preferences, you and your team can power up your efforts and engage in innovation much more effectively.

What are your innovation superpowers? What’s the Kryptonite that holds you back? Find out if you are you a Clarifier, Ideator, Developer, Implementer, or some combination of these. Everyone has something to contribute to the innovation process and with awareness, you can learn how to overcome your Kryptonite.

This is a research-based, highly interactive and fun session. Discover your superpowers and learn how to liberate yourself and your team from the challenges that come with innovation.

Session outline:

  • How do you approach a challenge?
  • Preference vs. Ability
  • Discover your Innovation Superpower
  • Overcoming your Kryptonite
  • Thinking preferences across the organization

Session benefits:

  • Find out your unique contribution to innovation
  • Unlock the universal language that helps move innovation through an organization
  • Learn how to build better teams

For more information and to register, click here.

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, LOS ANGELES: JUNE 19-22, 2018
Join the #1 glocal community of corporate innovators for 4 days of eye-opening talks, hands-on trainings, peer to peer learning, project booster sessions, immersive field trips and lots of social events.

Janice Francisco of BridgePoint Effect will lead a Master Class, The Innovative Team: Recognizing and Developing Innovators. If you’re building a culture for innovation or simply looking for ways to help your teams collaborate, communicate and build better solutions, this workshop will give you the secret ingredients to get you there:

  • A shared language for innovation
  • A mutual respect for the diversity of ways people engage in problem solving
  • A simple and repeatable process for thinking through the challenges that come with innovation.

Contact us to receive a discount off a single registration or registration for a team of three.

BridgePoint Effect and FourSight are Partners with Innov8r for this innovation event.

Learn more about the Innov8rs Los Angeles Conference

TRUE NORTH, WATERLOO, ON: MAY 29-31, 2018
BridgePoint Effect and Stormz are Digital Facilitation partners for True North, being held in Canada’s innovation and tech hub, Waterloo, Ontario.

True North is a three-day conversation about the intersection of humans and technology. It’s an opportunity to imagine and re-imagine the impact of technology — the good and the bad. To examine the values that guide technology innovation. And to redefine tech as a force for good. Join us for provocative and positive viewpoints, transformative workshops and vibrant social mash-ups.

Join the conversation about AI, fake news, diversity and other issues that make us afraid and/or hopeful.

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, MADRID: MAY 15-18, 2018
In a rapidly and constantly changing business environment, industries are being disrupted one by one. In response, big organizations are figuring out how to innovate faster, better and continuously.

Despite all the talk about innovation, it’s not easy to effectively and successfully implement company-wide innovation programs. There is no one recipe for how to do it- it largely depends on the unique culture and context of your organization.

During this 2-day event, join experts and innovation leaders in Atlanta to share best practices, experiment with methods and frameworks and learn new skills.

Janice Francisco is presenting a 90-minute workshop at this conference, speaking on “Teams and Talent: Recognizing and Developing Innovators.”

BridgePoint Effect and FourSight are Event Partners with Innov8r for this innovation summit.

 

WORLD CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION DAY: APRIL 21, 2018
INCONVENIENT TRUTHS, TORONTO: MARCH 28, 2018
 

Everyone agrees innovation matters. Is your organization maximizing the return on efforts?

Presentation by:

Dr. Brett Richards | Connective Intelligence Inc.

Janice Francisco | BridgePoint Effect

Marysia Czarski | Velocity Partnership

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be served)
University Club, Toronto, ON

During this event, you will learn and identify:

  • The “Inconvenient Truths” that may be limiting your organization’s ability to grow and innovate.
  • The dominant “Cultural Mindset” at play in your organization and explore how it may be constraining your organization’s ability to lead change and achieve its strategic mandate.
  • How to take a more impactful approach to innovation using the Organizational Growth Indicator (OGI), a research proven, quantitative tool.

This event includes a hot breakfast and a copy of the book Grow Through Disruption: Breakthrough Mindsets to Innovate, Change and Win with the O.G.I., by Brett Richards, PhD.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

 

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, ATLANTA: MARCH 22-23, 2018
In a rapidly and constantly changing business environment, industries are being disrupted one by one. In response, big organizations are figuring out how to innovate faster, better and continuously.

Despite all the talk about innovation, it’s not easy to effectively and successfully implement company-wide innovation programs. There is no one recipe for how to do it- it largely depends on the unique culture and context of your organization.

During this 2-day event, join experts and innovation leaders in Atlanta to share best practices, experiment with methods and frameworks and learn new skills.

Janice Francisco is presenting a 90-minute workshop at this conference, speaking on “Teams and Talent: Recognizing and Developing Innovators.”

BridgePoint Effect and FourSight are Event Partners with Innov8r for this innovation summit.

 

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, TEL AVIV: FEBRUARY 21-22, 2018

INNOV8RS CONFERENCE, TEL AVIV

February 21-22, 2018

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel

Janice Francisco is presenting a 90-minute workshop: Teams & Talent: Recognizing and Developing Innovators.

BridgePoint Effect and FourSight are Expert Partners with Innov8r for this innovation event.

In a rapidly and constantly changing business environment, industries are being disrupted one by one. In response, big organizations are figuring out how to innovate faster, better and continuously.

Despite all the talk about innovation, it’s not easy to effectively and successfully implement company-wide innovation programs. There is no one recipe for how to do it; it largely depends on the unique culture and context of your organization.

During this 2-day event, experts and innovation leaders from around the world come together in Tel Aviv to share best practices, experiment with methods and frameworks and learn new skills.

Learn more about the Innov8rs Conference Tel Aviv and register.

FOURSIGHT FORUM, ST. PETERSBURG, FL: FEBRUARY 8-9, 2018

FOURSIGHT FORUM

February 8-9, 2018

Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

As a Preferred FourSight Partner and Master Trainer of the FourSight Thinking System™, Janice Francisco is one of forty global leaders invited to participate in the FourSight Forum.

During the Forum, participants will:

  • Be the first to hear about fascinating new FourSight research
  • Get a pre-release glimpse of the new FourSight web app
  • Discuss best practices in creativity and innovation training with some of the world’s top course designers.

This event is by invitation only. For more information about FourSight, visit our partner page.

CREATIVITY EXPERT EXCHANGE CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 13-15, 2017

CREATIVITY EXPERT EXCHANGE CONFERENCE

October 13-15, 2017

The International Center for Studies in Creativity
Buffalo State, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Janice Francisco, CEO of BridgePoint Effect, is a speaker at the CEE Conference, and is giving a CEE Talk on Sunday, October 15.

Click here for more information.

RISKING AND LEARNING FROM FAILURE WORKSHOP, OTTAWA, ON

RISKING AND LEARNING FROM FAILURE

risking-learning-from-failure_pngInnovation is all about new; it challenges status quo, creates change and tests our tolerance for risk. And while we can understand and rationalize the need for risk-taking to fuel innovation, as individuals engaging in the process of innovation we grapple with a different risk: the risk of moving out of our comfort zone and overcoming one of our greatest fears – failure.

This highly interactive, half-day workshop examines our relationship to risk-taking in innovation. Participants begin to envision risk-taking as an opportunity for concrete experimentation, and understand how learning from failure can become their bridge to success. Click here for a full course description.

Read our blog post, with our reflections on this amazing event.

INTRAPRANEURSHIP CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ON: NOVEMBER 15-17, 2017

INTRAPRANEURSHIP CONFERENCE

November 15-17, 2017

Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON

Join Janice Francisco, CEO of BridgePoint Effect, and team member Ginny Santos of NeOlé at this conference

Click here for more information.

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