San Francisco, CA USA: October 2020


Join your ILTA peers to learn practical and actionable ways to drive change and innovation in your organization. Spend the day practicing ways to make your case with creative communication strategies and simplified forms of innovation methodology, including: design thinking, failure learning banks, project management and advocate drivers. Additionally, you will learn how experiments, betas, and pilots can lower the cost of "buying" permission in process-heavy environments. At the end of the session, you will leave with tangible takeaways and tools to implement change and drive practical innovation.

Facilitated by Matt Homann

Throughout the day, Matt Homann, Founder & CEO at Filament, will captivate ILTA peers through open discussions and lead conversations on ways to innovate.

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7:30 AM

Doors Open / Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM

Rethinking "Innovation" and Lessons Learned from the Trenches

9:45 AM

Setting the Table with "I like, I wish, I wonder..."

10:00 AM

Building an Innovation Challenge and the Power for "How Might We?"

This small-group exercise will reinforce the power of asking great questions before diving into solutions. You will identify some barriers to change and why it can be so difficult.

11:00 AM

Design Thinking on a Shoestring:

Explore, Ideate, Experiment, Iterate, & Optimize Your Way to Actionable Innovation

This collaborative experience will provide you with a simplified, design-thinking framework and with ways to quickly implement it in your organization.

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM

Building Your Innovation Team:

Change Advocacy & Idea Implementation

Project implementation is only half of the equation; building a Change Advocacy Team is crucial to success. Using proven methodologies, you will learn to "innovate" on your change path and identify effective advocates, while building "stories" for each one.

2:00 PM

The Power of Failure:

Failure Budgets, Pre-Mortems, and After Action Reviews

After discussing ways to talk about failure, you will learn how to capture the lessons learned in a "Book of Fails" as well as how to build an overall "failure budget" to keep from focusing on the "worst case scenario" on every project.

3:00 PM

Thinking in Experiments:

How Simple Wins and Small Pilots Make Innovation Easier

4:15 PM

Telling Your Innovation Story

5:30 PM


ILTAVATION Advisory Council

Chris Boyd
Chief Knowledge and Talent Officer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Palo Alto, CA

Ginevra Saylor
National Director, Innovation Programs
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Toronto, ON