Innovation by Design: Fostering Agility In and Through L&D Programs, with Clark Quinn

  • 30 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD) This includes STUDENT Members of ATD SF East Bay.
  • Please show student ID at registration upon arrival.
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Join Us for Networking, Snacks and a Meeting Titled

Innovation by Design

"Fostering Agility In and Through L&D Programs"


What's the Challenge?

If “Information Overload” and competition are the threats, what are the opportunities?

How Do I Navigate This?

In this era of accelerating change, organizations need to be more adaptive. Optimal organizational performance used to almost ensure success, but those days are over. Today, the pressures of increasing information and competition mean that optimal execution is a given - it’s a minimum standard. 

The only sustainable differentiator is agility and continual innovation! Agility stems from the ability to learn faster. In this context, formal classes (while necessary) are too slow. Informal learning is key because it is fast, and done right can be omnipresent. 

So, can L&D support agility and innovation? Absolutely! The research tells us what fosters and what hinders innovation. We know that when we have the right practices and the right culture, we can get the best innovative solutions. And that is what you will learn in this session.


  • What innovation is (and is not)
  • The elements that foster innovation
  • The barriers to innovation
Why Should I Come?
By attending this session, you will leave knowing the elements, barriers, and opportunities for L&D, and play a key role in delivering a culture of innovation and agility to drive organizational success.L&D’s roles to support innovation

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    About the Presenter:

    Clark Quinn

    Clark Quinn, Ph.D. has been innovating for business, education, government, and the not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years. Integrating creativity, cognitive science, and technology, he delivers engaging and effective solutions to learning, knowledge and performance needs. Dr. Quinn has led the design of elearning, mlearning, games, and adaptive & performance support systems. An internationally known speaker, consultant, and author, with four books, he has served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives.  He is a founding member of the Internet Time Alliance and works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.


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    • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us with food orders and room set-up. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds.

    Pricing (Includes Snacks & Beverages)

    • Non-members: $25
    • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo (ATD SF East Bay) Chapter Members: Just $15 (with online registration)
    • Discounted Rate for Members of Other Chapters: $20
    • Student Rate: $15 with online registration 
      (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

    Typical Agenda

    • 6:00 pm Networking, Registration, hors d'ouvres & beverages 
    • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
    • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

    Professional opportunities are usually 

    mentioned during the meeting


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    Berkeley, CA 94704


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    Prospective Speakers

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