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Fostering Intrapreneurship

Chris Draper, Director of the EMERGE venture accelerator
Presented October 9, 2014 from Noon-1pm (central)
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Chris DraperInnovating within a successful business can be difficult: what is there is working, so most people don't see a need to change. And while some may understand that the company must be ready to pivot or transition in the near future in order to stay relevant, the task may look too big for the average workplace to want to take on. However, there are a number of simple strategies and tools that will allow you and your team to be better prepared for an uncertain future.  By focusing on intrapreneurship - a process of making small, iterative shifts within your workplace - transformative progress can be made without the upheaval of big change.

This webinar will enable you to more fully explore these strategies and tools, allowing you to become the intrapreneurial change agent that will prepare you for a prosperous future.

Chris Draper, Ph.D., P.E., is Director of the EMERGE venture accelerator.  EMERGE began as a public-private partnership between Simpson College, the Indianola Municipal Utilities, Warren County, and the Indianola Development Association to create sustainable businesses using an economic gardening approach to team building and development.  Chris has amassed considerable experience growing and optimizing businesses, primarily by focusing on how organizational structures suit their intended application.  Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Doctorate of Philosophy focused on economic risk assessment from the University of Glasgow (Scotland).

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