Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00am to 1:45pm
University of Maryland Alumni Association
A. James Clark Hall
8278 Paint Branch Drive
College Park

Creating and Managing Innovation Workshop

The Terp Entrepreneur Network and the A. James Clark School of Engineering Alumni Network invite you to join this interactive workshop with Clark School professor Dr. Ethan Eagle to learn how you can stimulate and manage innovation.

This program introduces leaders to the Innovation Genome and the creativize process - a test and practice method for designing, developing, and implementing innovation in real work situations. The aim of the program is to provide leaders with not only the perspective, vocabulary, and skill base necessary to lead innovation-focused projects, people, and ventures; but also practice in the practical aspects required for creating change.

This program is for high potential leaders with a serious interest in the development of personal/professional creativity and organizational innovation. Like creativity itself, this program is focused on experiences and experimenting with what works along with the corresponding tools and methods.

Each module is designed to engage in a conceptual and experiential (hands-on and directed) application of innovation practices. During the program, leaders are expected to share their experiences with the faculty and others about the approaches they are trying.



8:00 Coffee and Networking
8:30 The Innovation Genome - Understand your Innovator DNA
9:45 Break
10:00 The Dynamics of Innovation in the Ecosystem 
12:00 Break & Lunch
12:30 The Double-Edged Sword of Dominant Logic Diversity
1:45 Adjourn


Alumni Association Members: $25
Non Members: $50


For Questions:
Jeff Williams

Speaker Bio:

Dr. W. Ethan Eagle has been a consultant and innovation coach for the Innovatrium Institute for Innovation for 10 years.  As an Advisor to Jeff DeGraff, he has worked with many firms in the Fortune 500 as well as large academic and national lab partners on research and innovation in teams.  He has coordinated and run innovation competitions across multiple departments and universities.  For the past three years, he has been the instructor for the University of Michigan Certified Professional Innovator Online program.  In 2018 Dr. Eagle returned as a faculty member to the University of Maryland. He holds degrees from the University of Maryland in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics. His PhD is in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.