February Chapter Meeting

Topic: Creativity INC: Creating Innovation Environments in the Workplace

Speaker: Jennifer Owen-O’Quill

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:45 – Dinner at Moody Hall
6:45 – 7:00 – Chapter Business - Wetherill Visual Arts Center
7:00 – 8:00 – Speaker/Presentation

Presentation Content:

Creativity INC: Creating Innovation Environments in the Workplace

There are two key ingredients innovative teams have: trust and time. The most innovative teams are ones in which:

  1. people feel safe sharing their ideas and creating new concepts and
  2. team members have time to think.

With the pace of change and the pressure on our workforce, how can we create these conditions in our companies so that bring their best ideas to the table (and then execute on them!)?

In this session we will explore:

  • The different roles of setting expectations and discovering aspirations on teams, and why both of these experiences matter
  • How to create thinking environments in meetings and on teams using Ground Rules, Rounding and After Action Reviews
  • Time Design strategies that promote strategic thinking and creativity on teams

Speaker Bio:

Jennifer Owen-O’Quill, Leadership Director for Voltage Leadership Consulting, is an executive coach, facilitator, organizational consultant and leadership guru. Her speaking engagements include national and regional events from California to Chicago, on topics ranging from navigating organization change to building healthy corporate culture.

Jennifer has a passion for developing mission-driven, visionary leaders to meet the challenges of our times with principle, purpose and strategic efficacy. With 25 years of leadership experience across a broad range of industries, she has coached leaders and their teams to execute institutional culture change through effective organizational management and leadership development.

Jennifer brings a broad scope to Voltage Leadership, having worked and consulted in corporate, civic, and non-profit contexts. She began her management career at LBrands in 1993. Since then she has led both start-up and established companies and organizations in Chicago, Los Angeles and the Southeast. Her leadership roles have taken Jennifer from the local food pantry to Chicago’s 44th Ward, and from hospital emergency rooms to their board rooms.

Some of Jennifer’s clients include: Carilion Clinic, Huntington Ingalls/Newport News Shipyards, WDBJ-7, Fenway Sports Group, Novozymes Biologicals, Vistar Eye Centers, True Health Diagnostics, Yokohama Tires, Canatal Steel, Polymer Solutions, PowerSchool, Corvesta Inc and Delta Dental, Torc Robotics and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. Not-for-profit clients include Washington and Lee University, New Horizons Healthcare, Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwestern VA, and CMR Institute. Jennifer coaches professionals in firms in the Southeast and across the country, including Abbott Laboratories, Baker McKenzie, and Kirkland & Ellis. As an Executive Coach, Jennifer helps leaders navigate professional hurdles and challenging client relationships to their best outcomes.

In every case Jennifer’s passion for leaders shines through. She loves coaching leaders to thrive, and understands intimately the connection between a thriving leader and a thriving organization. Her goal is to ground leaders deeply in their core vision and values, so that they can lead with ever greater clarity, integrity and authenticity.

Outside her work in leadership development, Jennifer has been a semi-professional ballet dancer, loves hiking, sailing and solving puzzles. Jennifer has been an active, ordained minister since 2001. Jennifer and her husband David live in Roanoke, VA with their 9 year-old son, Daniel.

Recent Speeches:

    • “The Executive Presence: Managing Your Pace, Your Presence and Your Plan”
    • “Happy Landings: How Your Show Up Makes All the Difference”
    • “Conversational Intelligence™: a Road Map for Relationship that Work @ Work”
    • “The Risk of Leadership”
    • “The Leading Edge: Empowered Communication”
    • “The Success Equation: Attention + Intention = Mindful Leadership”
    • “The Purpose Principle”
    • “Build a Better Ship: Navigating Conflict Constructively”
    • “The Pain of Change and the Power of Principles”
    • “Is There a Problem? Responding to Change and Conflict”
    • “Learning Our Color: Diversity, Race and the Chance for a Better Tomorrow”
    • “Communicating for a Change”
    • “Creating Great Places to Work: It Begins with WE!”
    • “Drop the Drama and Pick Up the Pace! Innovation Strategies that Work”

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Hollins University
Moody Hall

Continuing Certification Requirements (indicate breakdown for this event)

 

Technical

Leadership

Strategic

TOTAL

PMP / PgMP

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

PMI-ACP

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

PMI-SP

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

PMI-RMP

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

PfMP

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

PMI-PBA

0.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

Event Properties

Event Date 02-13-2018
Event End Date 02-13-2018
Individual Price Member $15 / Non-Member $20
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$20.00
Share this event:

Search