OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘UNLEASHING YOUR INNER INNOVATOR,’ WITH ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT YONATHAN FEFFER.
On Thursday, December 1, Out Professionals presents “Unleashing Your Inner Innovator,” a creative workshop on outside-the-box thinking featuring NYU Adjunct Professor Yonathan Feffer.
According to Feffer, an organizational consultant and executive coach, “You won’t find a business person who doesn’t claim to be for innovation. But in practice, creative thinking can appear disruptive and even risky — something to stifle instead of cultivate. It’s important that innovation be well managed if it’s to improve your bottom line.
“I’ve based this workshop on research into the management of creative thinking, and I’m including ready-to-use assessment tools. We will discuss — and experience — cognitive biases and blind spots, and group and organizational dynamics that limit creativity and hinder decision-making.”
A few of this workshop’s timely and provocative topics:
- What constitutes innovation, and what are the five most common barriers to unleashing it?
- What role can creative thinking play in increasing efficiency, uncovering new business opportunities, tackling complex business issues, and reimagining your career?
- What are seven critical tools or techniques to enable you, your team, and your organization to maximize the potential for innovation?
- What are three steps you can take immediately to break through barriers and unleash your own inner innovator?
Yonathan Feffer is an organizational consultant and executive coach. As a consultant and NYU Adjunct Professor, he focuses on such issues as team dynamics, organizational culture, effective communication, leadership and motivation, and employee engagement. Before earning his MBA from Columbia Business School, Feffer worked as a social entrepreneur, managing mission-driven organizations. He co-founded Israel’s gay youth organization (IGY) and played a leading role in designing and lobbying for the Tel Aviv LGBT Community Center – the only center of its kind in the Middle East.
The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.
On Thursday, December 1, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on December 1. Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER
A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one ticket to this information-packed workshop, just $75 total. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other OP seminars free! Join here.