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Leading Innovation


The Course

The five-day Leading Innovation (LI) seminar is designed to provide Navy leaders with both the skill set and the mindset to understand the critical nature of innovation as it relates to organizational success in the Navy. The program focuses on building and sustaining an innovative organization that produces measurable results now and in the future. The LI course delves into best practices of innovation through case studies, small- team exercises, interactive class discussions and in targeted interactions with companies and speakers from the Silicon Valley. Participants will be challenged to broaden their thinking process through exposure to new ideas and thoughtful examination of their own roles as "leaders of innovation" in the Navy.

The Faculty

Academic experts from the faculty at Naval Postgraduate School are joined by senior executives from both Navy, other governmental agencies, and the private sector to provide participants with a range of perspectives through which course objectives are addressed.

Development Topics

Development topics include:

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Resource Stewardship
  • Embedding Innovation as a Value

The Objective/Desired End State

A cadre of Navy flag officers, other military leaders, and SES personnel with both the skill set and mindset to understand and apply the critical nature of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to achieve organizational success.

The Location

LI is conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Executive Education in Monterey, California.

Who Should Attend?

The LI Course is designed for Navy flag officers at the 1- or 2-star level, Marine senior leaders, and SES personnel.

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