Leading Well: Maximizing Innovation and Improvement

Course Description

This two-day workshop positions leaders to be effective change agents through continuous improvement. It teaches them how to align continuous-improvement projects and innovation efforts with their companies’ business strategies. The session also explains the rationale for continuous improvement, the tools and techniques that support such efforts, and how to assess improvement projects’ return on investment. Additionally, it describes the difference between incremental improvement and innovation, and the need for both. Part of the Leading Well workshop series, which gives students opportunities to practice the new skills they’re learning. Click here to join our email list to learn more about the Savannah workshop series.

Course ID: MNGT PE04P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15752 Dec 1, 2015 Dec 2, 2015 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $895
16308 May 11, 2016 May 12, 2016 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $895

Who Should Attend

Middle- and upper-management professionals who work for mid- to large-size companies as well as those who are about to transition to management roles.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the difference between incremental improvement and innovation, and the need for both
  • Learn design-thinking and lean-thinking techniques
  • Understand costs and their operational drivers
  • Analyze one of your current innovation or improvement opportunities and obtain input from your instructor and classmates
  • Discover how to evaluate return on investment


  • Continuous improvement – life blood of the organization
  • Incremental improvement vs innovation
  • Business strategy and continuous improvement
  • Tools and techniques that support the CI culture
  • Leading Change
  • Understanding current state - Visualizing future state
  • Understanding roadmaps for Individual change
  • Organizational change

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jennifer Wooley