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Innovation & Design Thinking Workshop (private)

September 9, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Innovation-Leadership-BoardThis is a workshop presented by the Innovation Leadership Board (ILB) for The Norwegian Centres of Expertise (NCE). The event will bring a delegation of 24 participants, who are a mix of cluster managers and industry leaders, to Stanford University on September 9th for a half-day program. NCE represents 14 of the most mature and strongest clusters in Norway, and the group’s goal is to succeed with sustainable innovation to constantly improve its competitive edge.


8:30 Overview
A brief introduction to each other and the workshop agenda

8:40 tour (Anne Gibbon)
A walk-through of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford by a recent Fellow

8:50 ME310 loft tour (T amara Carleton)
A walk-through of the Stanford ME310 class innovation incubator

9:00 Human-Centered Design (Michael Shanks)
A lively talk about the changing role of the human in design by a renowned Stanford archaeologist and design historian

10:00 Break

10:15 Strategic Foresight and Innovation (Tamara Carleton)
An introduction to the tools in the Foresight FrameworkTM and group discussion about connecting long-range visions to action today

10:45 Building a Network and Culture of Innovation (Tamara Carleton) A hands-on exercise to assess your personal (or cluster’s) innovation network / ecosystem and also to how to build an innovation culture by learning the Crowd Clovers and Voice STAR tools

11:45 Eight Things You Can Do to Be More Innovative (Alex Cowan)
A practical set of pointers to apply innovation principles to one’s work and life by a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur

12:30 End



Innovation Leadership Board LLC is an innovation firm based in Silicon Valley specializing in innovation models, techniques, and tools. ILB helps organizations of all sizes to develop a sustainable culture of invention and innovation by giving them the language and long-term ability to innovate. ILB’s approach addresses deep needs within an organization’s leadership, talent, and environment. The group’s client list spans includes the U.S. Army, Air Canada airlines, California State Police Commission, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, universities, and other groups across business and industry. ILB instructors are exceptionally qualified and Stanford trained in designing and delivering strategic leadership programs at the executive education level with a business context. In addition, methods from the Foresight FrameworkTM have been taught at Stanford University at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels for multiple years. See more at


September 9, 2014
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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