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Your Driving Strategic Innovation learning journey

Designed to help you to rethink your innovation strategy.

Your Driving Strategic Innovation learning journey

Designed to help you to rethink your innovation strategy.

Move ideas forward strategically

Over six days on campus, you will engage in a wide range of situations, conversations, and exercises as you explore innovation holistically. You will ideate new solutions to your business problems, develop these ideas with rapid prototyping, and learn how to pitch your ideas in the context of the optimal business models. Here are some of the main themes you will explore.

Innovation dynamics and entrepreneurial dynamics
  • Understand the contexts in which innovation takes place so you can anticipate the managerial choices you face to sustain innovation activities.
  • Discover how to increase the likelihood of stakeholders adopting an innovation project.
Business model innovation and organizational culture
  • Deepen your understanding of business model innovation.
  • Examine the innovative business model possibilities that exist in every facet of an organization.
Innovation for sustainability
  • Consider where your industry is on its innovation trajectory, and at what point it may become vulnerable to profound disruptive forces.
  • Explore how key innovation needs to occur throughout the customer journey and well beyond the acquisition transaction (re-use and recycling of discarded objects).
Social innovation
  • Zoom in on innovation ventures that have benefited communities and social activities.
  • Consider how innovation can become a better tool of social well-being and advancement.
Value creation and capture
  • Understand the importance of defining value-capture strategies to accompany innovation activities.
  • Examine how the rise of ecosystems is leading to an additional concern of value distribution among partners.
Experience the program behind the scenes
Program directors Bill and Charles discuss some of the biggest myths surrounding innovation.
Rapid prototyping is an important part of the program. Hear how it works.

Program schedule

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:30 - 09:30

Learning Synthesis

08:30 - 09:30

Learning Synthesis

08:30 - 09:30

Learning Synthesis

08:30 - 09:30

Learning Synthesis

08:00 - 09:30

Innovation & Teams

09:30 - 12:30

 Introduction to the DSI Framework


09:30 - 12:30 

Business Model Innovation

& Organizational Culture

09:30 - 12:30 Lessons from Silicon Valley: Innovation & Leadership

09:30 - 12:30 Creating and Capturing Value with Strategic Partners

09:30 - 11:00 Organizational Transformation

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

11:00 - 12:00 Program Closing

15:00 - 17:00  Introduction: Observe, Admire and Adapt

13:30 - 16:30 Innovation Dynamics

13:30 - 16:30 Innovation for Sustainability

13:30 - 17:30 Why Great Innovations Fail

13:30 - 17:30 Social Innovation

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

17:30 - 19:00  Entrepreneurial Dynamics:  How to Nail it

16:45 - 18:15 

Entrepreneurial Dynamics:  How to Scale it

17:00 - 18:30 

Entrepreneurial Dynamics:  How to Sail it

17:45 - 18:30 Eccentricity Ecosystems & Leadership

17:45 - 18:30

Synthesis:

Pulling it all together

Cocktail & Opening
Dinner 

IMD
Restaurant

Swiss Fondue Dinner
Grütli Restaurant

Closing Dinner