In 1908 Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration established the first MBA program, with 15 faculty members, 33 regular students, and 47 special students. While the world assumed that people should learn business on the job, Harvard foresaw and understood the new economic realities of the day, and responded by educating young people for a career in business, just as its medical school trained doctors and its law faculty trained lawyers. Finance, marketing, strategy, operations, and more became the pillars of the new profession. Thousands of schools around the world followed, making “MBA” among the most recognized educational solutions on the planet.
More than a 100 years later, it is easy to see that we due for another bold step. Technological breakthroughs that brought about the 4th industrial revolution, globalization, income inequality, environmental threats, generational gaps, and much more all contribute to the new VUCA world - volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. As a result, companies and their leaders are forced to deal with disruptive change more often than ever before - in fact, our research indicate that to stay in business today, you must reinvent yourself and your company ever 3.5 years. In this fast-moving roller-coaster reality just as we handle one crisis, another looms around the corner.
Reinvention Academy is an answer to this question. Created by practicing executives and thriving entrepreneurs, the Academy emerged out of real and pressing need for a new learning and development solutions for a new world. The new school is build on pillars that require mastery of:
The ability to understand the whole and interactions between its parts (for example, ability to see the entire supply chains system, rather than a narrow slice of direct suppliers and immediate customers your company most familiar with)
The ability to stay consistently awake and aware of the changes in one’s environment (for example, making a conscious effort to monitor major trends that impact your industry) or oneself (for example, making a conscious effort to monitor one’s own cognitive biases that prevent you from accepting new ideas from your colleagues)
The ability to regularly and continuously adapt to changes in the environment by discovering and designing a new and better version for oneself (for example, introducing incremental or disruptive changes to your product to address new customer needs)
Chief Reinvention Officer is a method that is all about integration, mixing and interlocking a lot of work from innovation, design thinking, and creative leadership. It’s a holistic, whole-system, integrated approach to reinvention.
This is not going to be another webinar, where you can’t find the time to finish it and you feel disconnected with other participants. It’s going to be very real, interactive and “your hands will get dirty.” Because reinventing is not a quick fix, it’s a process. Within that process there is a lot of cross-polination with people from differen industries, backgrounds and interest, which will be a key resource that will bring all the knowledge and tools to life.
If you feel that you want to do and make things better for yourself, your company and the world around you, this is your community.
If you feel that you lack that integration and tools of motivation to make the change that is needed.
If you feel this is the kind of inspiration and knowledge you would need.
Sign up to reserve your seat at the 1st Reinvention Academy, because numbers are limited and a special price will be offered only to the earlybirds.