Practical Innovation in Government (IMS) 

July 26, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
July 26, 202210 a.m. – 11 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomAll WashU Staff

This is part of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Leadership Conversations.

These 60-minute IMS live virtual programs provide a quick dive into key topics that are critical to organizations during a time of disruptive change. Packed with actionable learning strategies, participants will experience an interactive virtual program with an IMS thought leader and receive post-session support through micro-learning lessons and a discussion board.

Whether people want more government or less government, everyone wants efficient government.

Based on research covering five countries and 77 government organizations, Alan Robinson’s new book shows how the predominant private-sector approaches to improvement don’t work well in the public sector, while practices that are rare in the private sector prove highly effective. The highest performers they studied have attained levels of efficiency that rival the best companies anywhere.

This exciting new approach will help managers at any level to transform their corner of government.

Facilitator: Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson, PhD is the co-author of 10 books on performance and innovation, including his best-selling book Ideas are Free. He has advised more than 300 organization in twenty-five countries on improving their performance through front-line change efforts. Dr. Robinson’s research has been written about in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Business Week, Inc., Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Harvard Management Update, and Fast Company. Dr. Robinson is on the faculty of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

Important Notes:
Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session:

  • Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.
  • Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions.
  • Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session.
  • Have a pen and paper ready.
  • Log in early to the session through the Zoom link.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive an email with the Zoom link from IMS in the week prior to the session. Please ignore the Saba Meeting and Zoom information provided in the invitation (this is auto-generated content).

Contact Katie Nolen or Ashley Gibson

All programs are subject to change.

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