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Innovation Leadership Development Series

Monday, January 6, 2020  


 The IONL Executive Committee heard your request for innovation training, and we have an answer! We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the John K. Coyle Design Thinking Academy to deliver an online Innovation Leadership Development Training class. The Academy is intended to eliminate the costly time-consuming process of executive education at a University, by delivering a virtual class in micro-learning modules perfect for busy nurse leaders.

John K. Coyle is a world-leading expert in innovation and Design Thinking, and best-selling author of Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths (2018). A graduate of Stanford University's Product Design Program, John is an NBC sports analyst, two-time TEDx presenter and sought-after keynote speaker. He also happens to have an Olympic silver medal for speed skating. John teaches innovation classes at Northwestern, Marquette and CEDIM University Graduate School in Mexico. Those of you who have heard John speak at our meetings know that he offers the data and analytics of a professor coupled with the inspired storytelling of a champion athlete. His talent of weaving facts, frameworks, and case studies into experiential learning sessions will activate both your intellectual and emotional centers.

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"Truly inspiring! John has a gift for capturing the attention of the audience and motivating viewers to better incorporate innovation in the workplace. I cannot recommend this series highly enough."
Sharon V. Rangel, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
IONL President and Manager, Nursing Resource Office at Advocate Christ Medical Center


"John is riveting - his talent is weaving facts, examples and intellectual principles into engaging stories which bring his topics to life."
Lynn Costlow
Senior Vice President, Customer Care at ADT


"While John is a dynamic speaker on stage and a tremendous thought leader, he truly excels at connecting with people..." 
John Gehre
VP GMM General Merchandise, Global Sourcing, and Front End at HEB

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