Partnering with the Hunter Museum of American Art and Bridge Consulting International, the UTC College of Business offers a new innovative leadership development program. Called the iLead CLIR Professional Development Program for Business Leaders, the program develops breakthrough leadership capabilities and grooms participants to deliver bold results in a complex economy. The program will run October 3-5.

The CLIR program is based on the successful iLead program of 2010 and enhanced to provide greater insights on cultivating high-performance teams and creative thinking. The CLIR learning experience brings the best of three key presenting partners together to deliver an innovative leadership development program. The program is enriched by the creative environment provided by the Hunter Museum where the Out of the Vault (OTV) gallery exercises serve as the focal point for experiential learning.

Faculty from UTC’s College of Business brings expertise from the latest research in the fields of international leadership and strategic thinking. Bridge Consulting provides world class leadership development coaching, business application guidance, and tools for participants to apply creative leadership to their roles and business goals.

Participants strengthen creative problem-solving skills, acquire tools for driving innovation in the workplace and learn how to lead high-performing teams. The program begins with a cocktail reception on October 3. Experts in global leadership will lead a panel discussion on innovative multicultural management in competitive markets.

The next day participants will complete exercises and assessments designed to cultivate participants’ self-awareness and knowledge of leadership best practices. Experiential learning then moves on to address the elements of high-performing teams and how participants can unlock the creative potential among colleagues and business partners.

On October 5, participants will explore the application of creativity and design thinking principles to enhance ingenuity and innovation in products and services. Participants acquire essential tools for mobilizing strategy, engaging creative thinking and maximizing business results. Gallery exercises at the Hunter Museum encourage participants to apply learning to their own specific business challenges.

After completing the program, participants are provided a follow-up coaching session to help them evaluate and enhance their implementation of the design thinking concepts and innovative tools introduced during their iLead CLIR experience. iLead alumni events and a dedicated online knowledge sharing tool will also give participants the opportunity to connect with their fellow graduates and share experiences and insights on the CLIR tools and their business effects.

For more information, view the brochure here.

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