YPN Skills Accelerator - Leading Innovation CANCELLED

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8 to 10 a.m.

Event Pricing:
Effective Cost
Initial $30.00

Location Information:
Lancaster Chamber
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Contact Information:
Paige Schober
Email Contactpschober@lancasterchamber.com
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Phone: (717) 397-3531 x249

Are you a young professional with great ideas wanting to be heard? Learn how emerging leaders without formal management authority can implement innovative ideas in any organization.

Explore methods to solve problems creatively and collaboratively with team members; bring forth disrupting ideas in ways that build consensus; and diffuse new and diverse perspectives from the bottom up. This program will introduce design thinking skills as the foundation for your innovation efforts.


About the Presenters:

Jen Reiner, Founder & Chief Problem Solver, Align

Jen has a broad background consisting of business, non-profit and public-sector experience. She has provided customized solutions for clients from a wide range of industries including advanced and emerging technology, professional services, food manufacturing, and education.  She has experience in strategy, innovation, business development, sales, marketing, program management, training and education.  She is the lead consultant for Align and uses her multi-disciplinary skills to design growth initiatives that are both forward-leaning, yet practical.  Jen is a builder. Prior to starting Align, she led the Commonwealth’s Office of Transformation & Innovation; she helped establish a first-of-its-kind education start-up; and she established a center and launched innovative inclusion programs at a local 2-year technical college.  She experienced first-hand the grittiness of launching something new in a highly competitive, mature market. Colleagues and clients appreciate Jen’s ability to think creatively and strategically, while staying focused and persistent on ‘getting it done.’  Jen also teaches graduate courses and provides training in entrepreneurship, innovation, negotiations, and leadership. 


Joel Kline, Innovation & Design Curator, Align

Joel’s formal training is in communication and user experience, and his passion for technology began in college. Thus, he truly has technology and communication woven into his DNA. Joel is a tech enthusiast, and firmly believes it exists to make lives better without more complexity or stress. This creed has led him on occasion to develop highly effective, low-tech solutions for clients who don’t need more complicated options. Joel has worked in B2B marketing communications and digital communications. He was a principal in his own agency, held elected office, and now teaches as a tenured professor. His previous roles as an entrepreneur, employee, public official, and academic allow him to see a client’s organization from many different perspectives. Joel has a bachelor’s degrees in science and humanities from Lebanon Valley College, a master’s degree in Communication from Temple University, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. One thing a Ph.D. should teach you is that you cannot possibly know everything, even in the niche of a discipline.




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