Driving Innovation Track

Modern tools for modern leaders.

Courses in the Driving Innovation Track are where high performers learn how to drive change in programs, processes, or products, creating measurable revenue or cost savings for their organization. Through three standalone Courses, they will learn the step-by-step process of innovation beginning with problem identification, development of an innovation business plan, and concluding with business storytelling.

These Courses empower your company’s rising leaders to gain the skills and mindset they need to initiate change and innovation within their organizations, and to do it with confidence. Participants experience intrapreneurship theory in action as they advance a real-life scenario of their choosing, bringing immediate value to their position, team, and organization.

of HR Professionals state that driving innovation from within is important for meeting long-term growth goals.
– Intrapreneurship Academy and C2HR 2022 HR Employee Engagement Survey

Who Should Take These Courses:

Equip your existing and emerging leaders with the frameworks and mindset to drive continuous improvement and innovation.

Your leaders will develop competencies to:

  • Adopt a problem-solving lens using a lean startup framework
  • Seek opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement
  • Create solutions that reduce costs or drive new revenue
  • Influence change by building consensus and advocates
  • Sell ideas through business storytelling
  • Mitigate innovation risks using a scientific method of independently testing variables

Course Details

Three Courses, each comprised of three 105-minute virtual sessions

Course Class Size: Up to 25 individuals

Course Tuition: $1,750 per Course

Innovation From Problem to Solution

Using a real-life problem, learners will follow a process that begins with creating a problem statement, understanding root causes of the problem, creating a collaborative solution and capturing the value of the solution.

2024 Dates

Spring 2024: May 7, May 14, May 21
Fall 2024: Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24

Innovation From Solution to Business Plan

Creating an innovative solution to a problem is just the first step in innovating within an organization. In this Course, participants will start with a solution they are pursuing and continue to flesh out important implementation details, such as understanding the role culture plays in innovation, the resources needed to implement their solution, mitigating risk through identifying and testing solutions, and creating an innovation business plan that sells their ideas.

2024 Dates

Spring 2024: Jun. 4, Jun. 11, Jun. 18
Fall 2024: Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22

Business Storytelling

Storytelling is how humans connect. In this Course, participants learn how to engage, inform, inspire, and influence using business storytelling. They will learn about story structure, effective use of visual aids, and presentation techniques resulting in a problem statement, an elevator pitch, and a short presentation that will be delivered in the last session.

2024 Dates

Spring 2024: Jul. 9, Jul. 15, Jul. 23
Fall 2024: Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19

Meet Janice Silver

Driving Innovation Leader
  • Vice President, Intrapreneurship Academy at Syndeo Institute at The Cable Center
  • 30+ years in telecom, cable, nonprofit sectors
  • Co-developer of Driving Innovation (2017)
  • Launched Intrapreneurship Academy in 2017 with Driving Innovation, and has grown IA to include Leading with Agility, Intrapreneurial Leadership, and Human Innovation in an AI World
  • Developed Masterclasses, Webinars, and Online Sprints to allow organizations to scale learning throughout their organizations
  • Curriculum developer for Intrapreneurship Academy asynchronous online learning Sprints
  • Passionate about helping future leaders learn the skills, tools, and mindsets to become highly impactful intrapreneurs within their organizations
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Driving Innovation defined intrapreneurship with concepts and assignments that students could immediately put into practice. Exploring and cultivating new ways to add value is just as valuable as inventing itself.

TANYA SUDOLNIK
Director, Advertising Platforms, Charter
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Intrapreneurship Academy helped me to better assess the problems I’m trying to solve. I now have the tools to ensure my solutions are creative, useful, and actionable. The class was an enjoyable experience. I always looked forward to the Driving Innovation remote classroom.

DARYL EVANS
Senior Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Crown Media
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The tools that you learn through this course drastically changed my approach to innovation.

ADAM ENG
Software & Platform Engineer, Comcast

The time to start innovating is now.

Enroll your leaders or teams for one of the upcoming Driving Innovation Courses, or download our brochure and Course catalog here.

Questions? Contact IA@syndeoinstitute.org

Explore our other Tracks.

LEADING WITH AGILITY

This Track empowers leaders to adapt, innovate, and thrive, demonstrating agility in times of ongoing change.

INTRAPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

This Track is where rising leaders get the skills to move into the next levels of management while exhibiting effective, confident leadership.

HUMAN INNOVATION IN AN AI WORLD

This Track empowers your company’s leaders to cultivate the skills and mindset needed to confidently navigate the changes AI is bringing.

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