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Market-Focused Strategy Innovation

Gain the tools and best practices for corporate innovation

June 15, 2017
The Alexander, Indianapolis, IN USA

Who Attends

  • Senior managers responsible for strategic planning, implementing market-oriented business strategies, and accountable for creating new opportunities and driving growth. 
  • Senior managers in marketing, product development, and business development.


Learn the best practices from world-class innovators for developing and managing a robust and innovative product portfolio. Participants will have the opportunity to identify and propose solutions to clear organizational barriers to innovation in their companies and design a 100-day plan to initiate cultural change. 

Program Impact

  • Learn innovative ways to drive growth and new business opportunities. 
  • Explore the elements of implementing and managing a culture of innovation. 
  • Create new growth opportunities through new products and services. 
  • Learn how to navigate organizational politics to get things done. 

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Richard Kolsky has spent the past 3 decades helping clients take marketing to the bottom line and view the world from the customer’s perspective. Kolsky helps his clients use action-learning to convert the latest business concepts from buzzwords to reality, in markets as diverse as accounting, infant formula, life insurance, cream cheese, hip-hop, and earth moving equipment. His client list runs from AAA to Kraft to Zurich Insurance Group. In addition to his consulting engagements, Kolsky teaches and directs a number of executive education programs at Northwestern University. He previously worked in the White House, was a consulting partner for The MAC Group and KPMG Peat Marwick, and taught economics and consulted at Yale.


Executive Development Department
Phone: 860-285-7776