The Innovation Universe Master Class Preview

The Master Class Series for the Innovation Universe is an engaging  visual-podcast of the four platforms legacy companies must address to become more innovative: FRAME, GENERATE, EMBED, and LEAD. The series offers over 6 hours of essential innovation content that moves at a fast clip with over 500,000 frames of valuable material in the form of stories, images, video, text, models, and audio. The Innovation Universe is detailed and helpful allowing you to acquire every-day ideas and know-how that you can act on immediately, yet it is so expansive that you may never look at innovation within companies the same way again.

Created by: Dr. Nancy Tennant 
Time: 8 minutes
Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this course.

What Will I Learn

  • The basis for innovation in any company.
  • Generalized framework you can use to assess and make recommendations about what areas your company should address in its innovation initiative. 
  • Boarder context for innovation within a company and how to use this knowledge to become a better innovator.
  • Moving beyond ideation steps into how to lead and drive innovation within a company. 

Course Description

  • FRAME-  How to link innovation to the strategy and communicate it to all innovators.
  • GENERATE- How to equip innovators with a unifying innovation methodology to move from idea to launch.
  • EMBED- How to renovate the hidden barriers within your company to enable innovation over time.
  • LEAD- New traits and behaviors to adopt to lead in the innovation economy.
  • Next Level-How to start or improve your companies innovation initiative.

Who is the Target Audience? 

This Series is for innovators who work in companies; for iMentors or facilitators of innovation; and for innovation leads charged with creating or sustaining innovation in their company. It is for those who have experienced the fog of innovation and who want a non-branded, no-“genius”-required explanation and approach for everyone in your company.


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 The recommendations and ideas presented in the Innovation Universe® Masterclass Series are the results of best practices and thought leadership but are not a guarantee of results. Please use your judgment, business requirements and leadership alignment to determine what works best for you and your company.

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Dr. Nancy Tennant
Dr. Nancy Tennant
Professor, Consultant, Author, Practitioner, Speaker

About the instructor

Dr. Nancy Tennant is a consultant, professor and best-selling author in innovation, leadership and organization change. She is one of the world’s leading pioneers and practitioners in transforming businesses to achieve innovation from everyone and everywhere.

Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an instructor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is also on the Advisory Group of the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership, an incubator for new perspectives on leadership; and at The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business where she co-founded the top-rated Certified Innovation Mentor and I-Mentor Boot Camp Programs. She is a frequent public speaker to “C” level audiences around the world.

She is the Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus for Whirlpool Corporation where she reported to the Chairman and CEO for over 17 years; transforming Whirlpool into an innovation powerhouse resulting in acclaim from publications such as Fast Company and Fortune while creating billions in new revenue from innovation. Dr. Tennant was also responsible for leadership development, core competencies, and organization growth. She co-founded Whirlpool University, with an enrollment of over 17,000 students per year from 170 countries.

She is the co-author of numerous articles including The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company (Hamel & Tennant). She is the co-author of three best-selling books: Unleashing Innovation; Mastering Virtual Teams and Strategic Innovation. She is currently working on her eLearning series and new book Innovation Universe.

Dr. Tennant holds a doctorate from The George Washington University. She is the President Emeritus of The First Tee of Benton Harbor, a not-for-profit organization that offers life skills to at-risk youth. She is an artist, writer, and poet.