Dave Whittington, PhD, provides training, facilitation and coaching services to organizations, teams and individuals. He has a background in science, engineering and education with an interest in strategic leadership. He works primarily in the Greater Victoria area with the high technology and health sectors. A former lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Dr. Whittington joined Royal Roads University in 2000 as Associate Faculty and has worked in the MBA and MA in Leadership programs, as well as in Executive Education.
Workplace innovation is now widely recognized as crucial to organizational survival and growth. This workshop introduces participants to the personal attitudes and skills that develop creative confidence and competence in the workplace. This highly experiential two-day workshop is based on sound research yet is extremely practical in nature. You will explore your own personal creativity and the crucial role of experimentation, risk taking and failure tolerance to the creative process.
This four-week interactive and facilitator-led course will explore the principles and methods of Design Thinking. Throughout the course, you will utilize Design Thinking approaches to work on specific workplace, or life, challenges. You will also identify a suitable challenge of your own, and develop a plan to address it. By the end of the course, you will understand how Design Thinking can provide answers to the ambiguity and uncertainty synonymous with 21st-century life and work.
Have you ever wished you could be more strategic or been told you need to be more strategic? The reality is that you can’t act strategically if you don’t think strategically. This four-week online course offer tools to help you to think more strategically. These tools are designed to help you see the big picture and deepen your understanding of how complex organizations function.