Rochester October Event: Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management

October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Charter House, Edwards Hall
211 2nd St NW
MN 55901
VP Events Rochester


Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words, innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that.

You will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A “switch” that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.

You will:

  • Learn to recognize patterns of thinking and behavior that promote innovation, as well as the patterns that undermine it
  • Learn how to shift your mindset to become a more effective innovator and optimize the way you and your team think about the challenges you face
  • Gain actionable research-based insights into how to maximize the value you create
  • Discover strategies you can apply throughout your professional and personal life, to handle any challenge more effectively

This approach has been demonstrated to radically improve the probability of achieving exceptional business outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dennis Stauffer is a former Emmy award winning journalist and business editor, who has spent more than a decade studying what distinguishes successful innovators and entrepreneurs. He has done work under a grant from the National Science Foundation, authored two books, and was named one of the top 10 innovation bloggers in the world. His work recently culminated in the publication of a series of scientific papers on innovation, innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the International Journal of Innovation Science. Information on his work and the technology he has developed can be found at


Charter House, Edwards Hall
211 2nd St NW
Rochester, MN  55901

Registration Details:

5:00 pm – Sign in, Networking
5:30 pm – Dinner and President Announcements
5:45 pm – Speaker Introduction and Presentation
6:45 pm – Q&A

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