SEMINAR EVENT: JEFF MELANSON ON APPROACHING ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE WITH INNOVATION, STRATEGY & CREATIVITY
This talk will address the challenges and opportunities facing organisations in periods of disruption and change. Mr Melanson will discuss conventional and unconventional approaches to meeting uncertainty with creativity and new ways in which organisations and individuals can more fully thrive in our evolving world, with a particular focus on emerging ideas on creativity, innovation and new approaches to strategy and culture building.
During this session, Mr Melanson will discuss the evolution of strategy and its relationship to an organisation’s culture. He will address the new possibilities created in periods of change and how best to capture and channel the creative potential of an organisation. He will also present case studies demonstrating organization’s that have unlocked the creative potential of their teams with extraordinary results.
THIS TALK WILL EXPLORE:
Building a culture of innovation
Relationship between disruptive Innovation and Strategy
Awakening the creative potential within an organisation
This SIOPA event is eligible for 1 CPD hour.
ABOUT JEFF MELANSON:
Jeff Melanson is a Canadian business executive who has worked for the past 20 years leading and growing organisations through massive change and expansion, both in the creative industries and the public sector.
Lauded internationally for his creative entrepreneurship approach to leadership, Jeff has an unmatched ability to see opportunity for organisations that others miss. With his proven methods for finding hidden talent and opportunity within an organisation to out-of-the-box strategic and financial growth opportunities for organisations, Jeff has led The Royal Conservatory of Music (Dean), Canada’s National Ballet School (Co-CEO), The Banff Centre (President), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (President and CEO) through strategic change and on to tremendous organisational growth.
Through these positions Jeff has developed the ability to not only demonstrate how creative leadership can transform any organisation, he has a proven track record for finding the dynamic growth potential that traditional business practice overlooks. He has transformed struggling organisations into success stories and industry leaders. Using fresh methods, Jeff offers businesses a completely new perspective on their organisational structure, strategic planning, growth opportunities, infrastructure visioning, funding and fundraising, income diversification, business development; and employee/team listening and engagement.
Jeff holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a frequent guest panellist and lecturer on business management, creative economies, city building, and creative entrepreneurship across North America and around the world. He was the first arts leader to be appointed one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ for 2009, and in 2010, Jeff was named Wilfrid Laurier University’s MBA Alumnus of the Year. In November 2010, he was appointed special advisor on arts and culture to the mayor of Toronto.