Innovation Management Program

Learn to develop, lead and sustain innovation at your organization! Stimulate new ideas and innovative solutions. Create a culture that supports new ideas with the optimal processes and infrastructure enterprise-wide. Learn from the best practices of innovation leaders from various industries as well as your peers. This program will outline the steps you need to take to implement and manage your work environment in order to achieve growth, profits and future success.

Who should attend

Executives, directors, senior managers and entrepreneurs

What will be covered

  • Overview of Innovation, Strategies and Success Factors
  • Finding Innovation Opportunities and Creating New Business Models  
  • Developing an Innovation Strategy
  • Implementing Innovation within Service Organizations
  • Fostering a Culture of Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation
  • Leading with an Innovation Mindset
  • Leading Teams within an Organization Structure to achieve your Innovation Goals
  • Launching Innovation Efforts at your Organization

Innovative Format

This intensive two-day program is taught by a distinguished team of innovation experts who bring considerable insights from a variety of industries. The program includes pre-session materials that include videos and readings on innovation from world renowned experts to better prepare participants. In addition, the format will facilitate the sharing of best practices among instructors and participants. Lastly, instructors will oversee a planning process, the result of which will help you implement next steps and lead innovation at your organization. A follow on check-ups at three and six months will provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions and receive additional guidance.


JerCrop5x LOGOJerry DeFrancisco, FDU Faculty Member, President, BPG Consulting
With 30 years experience with large and small companies, Jerry DeFrancisco formerly led a global management consulting firm and was VP of Business Innovation, Executive VP of Broadband & Internet Services at AT&T. He was also the CEO of a major acquisition. A speaker at numerous industry conferences, Jerry holds an EMBA from Pace University and is a doctoral candidate at Pace’s Lubin School of Business. His research areas include the diffusion of innovation and technology and entrepreneurship in large companies.

Wunker4x LOGOSteve Wunker, Partner, Innosight
Steve Wunker leads the healthcare and financial services practices at Innosight, the consulting firm founded by Clay Christensen, where he works with clients to develop new ideas, evaluate growth opportunities and improve how they pursue innovation. He has led corporate ventures for leading firms, run a successful start-up and consulted for large clients while at Bain & Company. Steve has written several dozen articles and his television appearances include Bloomberg and the BBC. His degrees include an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Princeton.
ProvinesCr LOGOChristopher Provines, Vice President, Capabilities & Planning for Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide Procurement Organization
Chris Provines is part of the leadership team driving the transformation of J&J’s global procurement function. His 19 years of diverse experience in healthcare (15 years at J&J) spans the hospital, medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries. Chris has a passion for and has been successful at leading organization-wide transformational change efforts and using process innovation to drive improved business results. He has an MBA from Rutgers and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Tait4x LOGORichard Tait, Associate Principal and Director, Bottom Line Innovation Associates
Richard Tait’s accomplishments are highlighted by a 22 year research, management and consulting career with DuPont where he was a founding member of the DuPont Center for Creativity and Innovation and led DuPont’s New Product Network. A certified New Product Development Professional, he was also a co-developer of the “Institute for Inventive Thinking” for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. His most recent book is Value Innovation Portfolio Management, co-authored with S. Mello, W. Mackey and R. Lasser. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell.

Daniella LOGODaniela Puzzovio, Institute for Applied Creativity (IAK) USA
Daniela Puzzovio works with numerous clients in the US and in Europe as a corporate trainer and specialist for creativity, innovation, leadership and cross-cultural competence at the Institute for Applied Creativity-USA. Headquartered in Europe, IAK has a 30-year history of providing middle and top management with the capabilities to find and implement profitable ideas. Daniela also teaches creativity classes at the Munich Business School. Previously, she worked for 13 years as a product specialist and marketing manager for Bayer in the US and Germany.


When: June 11-12, 2008

Where: FDU's College at Florham campus in Madison, New Jersey

Time: June 11, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (including dinner)
         June 12, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuition: $1,995
Includes pre-session videos/podcasts/readings, program materials, meals/snacks, and post-session check-ups. Enrollment will be limited to ensure a one-on-one, interactive experience.

Register: Please call 973.443.8842.

For more information, please contact James Barrood, Executive Director, Rothman Institute, 973.443.8842