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Innovation Institute keynote speech open to public

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports

Robert B. Tucker, an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation, kicks off Central Wyoming College's Innovation Institute on Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a keynote speech that is free and open to the public.

One of the world's leading authorities on innovation, Tucker speaks at 7 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.

Tucker interviewed more than 50 leading innovators resulting in several books, including his most recent work, "Innovation is Everybody's Business," which is the subject of his keynote address at CWC.

Highly in demand as a consultant and keynote speaker, Tucker discusses the need for innovation in every organization, and explains why innovation is the key to business growth, survival and global competition.

Tucker also teams up with editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher, filmmaker Sean Casey and Father Ubald Rugirangogo, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide of Tutsi people for TEDxJacksonHole at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Center for the Arts in Jackson.

As one of the leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership and The Futurist. He has appeared on PBS, CBS News,and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.

Tucker and Karen Howells, the president and founder of The Howells Group, present the first of six sessions of CWC's Innovation Institute, which brings global leaders in the innovation process to work directly with institute participants on specific business challenges.

The college has developed these sessions to run over the next eight months to provide a comprehensive program to assist in numerous content areas ranging from organizational design to leadership and management.

For more information, call Lori Ridgway at 855-2325.

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