• Center for Innovation & Change Leadership Issues Call for Award Nominees

1/4/2010

Suffolk's Center for Innovation and Change Leadership is seeking nominations for the 2010 Global Leadership in Innovation and Collaboration Award, which will recognize a corporation, non-profit or governmental organization that has exhibited an exceptional approach to innovation and collaboration. The Center seeks nominations of institutions that are pioneering new models for measurable success while creating a climate that fosters innovative thinking.

“The ability to implement new ways of thinking is critical to institutional survival and success in today’s rapidly changing business, social and civic environments,” said Robert DeFillippi, director of the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership and a professor at the Business School. “Suffolk University and The Center for Innovation and Change Leadership are committed to helping students bring unconventional thinking to business problems and to recognizing those organizations that are leading the way in their approach to innovation and collaboration.”

The Center for Innovation and Change Leadership is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence housed at Suffolk University’s Business School. The center is a resource for global education in innovation and change. It fosters creative collaborations among academia, businesses, government and non-profit organizations. The Center stimulates innovative solutions to business and social problems through ongoing dialogue, research and practical application of research.

The 2009 Global Leadership in Innovation and Collaboration Award winner was SRI International, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based independent, nonprofit research institute led by Dr. Curtis Carlson, co-author of Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want.

The Global Leadership in Innovation and Collaboration Award Committee, composed of representatives from business and academia, will review nominees.  Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their demonstrated ability to be global role models for collaboration and innovation, using specific criteria established by the award committee. For more information on the nominating process, including the criteria to be used in evaluating nominees, please contact:

Laurence J. Stybel, Executive in Residence
Chairman, Center for Innovation and Change Leadership Award Committee
Sawyer Business School
Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
lstybel@suffolk.edu
Tel: (617) 619-4958

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