This highly interactive roundtable discussion explores the importance of building an innovative culture with high profile examples.
Limitless possibilities exist with innovation! Organizations across industries today have placed innovation on their list of strategic imperatives. To meet this challenge, then, requires that we have a clear understanding of the elements generally possessed by a culture of innovation. Using this as our foundation, we can better perform the recruitment process to ensure creative talent feeds this culture and primes the pump of innovation throughout the organization. Our commitment to innovation, then, is not “added on” to our existing responsibilities. Instead, we must see it as integrated into all we do – from recruitment to training and development. It must become a part of our language and the processes in which we engage.
- Participants will understand the importance of innovation today as a strategic imperative for all organizations.
- Attendees will explore the elements of an innovative culture with particular attention to the recruitment and development of the workforce.
- Participants will discover how to take the innovative “temperature” of their own organization.
- Attendees will examine the barriers to innovation and how to overcome them.
Dr. Patricia Buhler, is a
|Dr. Patricia Buhler
professor of management at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware, is a certified SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Pat teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in management and human resource management. She has received the institution’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers twice. In addition, Pat was the 2005 recipient of Delaware’s Ron Shane Lifetime Achievement Award for Human Resources and the 2015 recipient of the Delaware Valley HR Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 she served as the Director of the Delaware State Council for SHRM. Prior to that, she served as the College Relations Director for the State Council. In addition, she has also served for two years as an item writer for SHRM’s human resources certification exams. Pat is author of over 125 articles and has published six books including Destination Innovation: HR’s Role in Charting the Course
and Up, Down, and Sideways: High Impact Verbal Communication for HR Professionals (
with Dr. Joel Worden).
8:30 to 9:00 a.m. - Networking and Registration
9:00 to 9:20 a.m. - Presentation
9:20 to 10:20 a.m. - Discussion
10:20 to 10:30 a.m. - Wrap-Up
Continental Breakfast is included and provided by Costco Wholesale