May Luncheon. JP Berrizbeitia: Managing the innovation process in a company (And Annual Meeting)

May 26, 2022 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
The Wood Grill
1711 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Ashton Young

Juan Pablo Berritzbeitia

Juan Pablo Berrizbeitia (Founder and CEO, JP Berriz Consulting; and adjunct faculty at JMU)

Managing the innovation process in a company

Everywhere, including in the Shenandoah Valley, we’ve been using the term “innovation” a lot. We use it because we know we want our companies to be innovative. We understand that innovation translates into competitiveness and that it drives our local and regional economies. We want to promote innovation among our companies. Yet, some companies are more capable of innovation than others. Some companies are able to innovate continuously, others sporadically, and others rarely. Why? What does it take to innovate frequently?

This talk attempts to offer some insights to answer these questions. I will share with you some ideas about how to increase the capabilities of your company to innovate and manage the innovation process successfully.

About JP Berrizbeitia (see also:
Juan Pablo is an international consultant with over 25 years of experience. He has developed expertise in three operational areas: nonprofit management, innovation management, and international development project management. He is also a specialist in three thematic areas: justice reform, access to justice, and rule of law. His clients have included the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pan American Development Foundation, and the Supreme Court of Venezuela. Juan Pablo also has formal training in classical guitar, aikido, and improvisational comedy.

On May 26, the SVTC will host its Annual Meeting AND the May luncheon. Prior to the Annual Meeting, we will conduct our spring 2022 election for class 2 of directors electronically, as we always do. Please read all about the process and the class 2 candidates: SVTC election page. Any SVTC member who didn’t have a chance to vote electronically can vote in person, on May 26 with a paper ballot.

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