Empowering Stronger Innovation

Leadership & Strategy

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Empowering Stronger Innovation

Course Description

This program develops participants’ skills at comprehensively leading innovation. To enable their organizations to change, participants learn to apply design thinking, lean methodology and change leadership tools to enhance their ability to identify innovation opportunities. This, in turn, empowers them to quickly develop, prototype and test human-centered solutions using fewer resources.

Design thinking is a hands-on, human-centered problem-solving approach that helps participants see innovation opportunities in a new light. This creative process is the partner, and precursor, of the analytic thinking and lean methods aimed at optimizing solutions. To help participants understand the tactics they can employ to achieve their innovation objectives in the face of obstacles, the instructors will complement the innovation methods with change leadership frameworks, which are processes to follow when creating organizational change plans.

Duration & Dates

5 days
September 28 - October 2, 2022
This is course is offered in both a custom and open enrollment format. For custom course offerings, dates are flexible. Please contact us for more information. To register for an open enrollment offering, please click on the Register tab.


This is a custom course and can be delivered on the UT campus or at your preferred location.


Nancy Scott

Nancy Scott, Ph.D., MBA, is the leadership development programs director for the Graduate and Executive Education programs, where she designs and heads the leadership development assessments and programming. She has... Full Bio

William Peterson

Bill Peterson is a Lean best practices teacher and facilitator who draws on over 30 years of hands-on experience using Lean, TOC, Six Sigma, BPR, and other continuous improvement tools... Full Bio


Please contact Nancy Scott or +1 (865) 974-5826 for more information.