Innovating for Growth

Business leaders are under pressure to drive innovation while meeting the everyday demands of business operations. This program provides a four-phase framework to help you manage this challenge and lead breakthrough innovation at your organization.

Change your innovation strategy to accelerate results.

Program Description

Business innovation rarely happens by accident. More often, new ideas are born out of a methodical process — one that starts with discovering customer problems and ends with scaling solutions to those problems. This program will walk you through the four steps that lead to game-changing innovation, while also providing instruction on how to efficiently apply the principles of Lean Six Sigma.



Upcoming Dates

Innovating for Growth, Part 1

15 September 2017 9:00 am – 15 September 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Chris Wasden

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.

Areas of Expertise
Digital TechnologyEntrepreneurshipInnovation ConsultantStart-ups
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Innovating for Growth, Part 2

6 October 2017 9:00 am – 6 October 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Chris Wasden

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.

Areas of Expertise
Digital TechnologyEntrepreneurshipInnovation ConsultantStart-ups
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Innovating for Growth, Part 3

1 December 2017 9:00 am – 1 December 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Chris Wasden

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.

Areas of Expertise
Digital TechnologyEntrepreneurshipInnovation ConsultantStart-ups
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Innovating for Growth, Part 4

15 December 2017 9:00 am – 15 December 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Chris Wasden

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the University of Utah. He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 10 different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.

Areas of Expertise
Digital TechnologyEntrepreneurshipInnovation ConsultantStart-ups
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Program Tuition: $3,200

In This Program

Learn the 4-phase Tension Framework for innovation, consisting of the four phases of Discovery, Incubation, Acceleration and Scaling.
Receive mentorship from innovation expert Chris Wasden on team-based innovation projects.
Practice methods to drive innovation within your company’s products and services.
“[Chris] clearly understands the balance between Six Sigma perfection and the uncertainty and confusion inherent at the beginning of any new creative project.“

– Chant Cheeta
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