This is a session at Innov8rs New York, 1 August 2019

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Embracing Flux: Building Resilience in Times of Unrelenting Change

Creating a culture of innovation is an ongoing challenge for organizational change makers. Unfortunately, fear of the unknown and discomfort with uncertainty prevents many people from getting on board with new initiatives. What can innovation managers do to help their teams to adapt to the unknown with a sense of excitement and curiosity rather than dread?

In this interactive session we explore what it takes to equip and encourage people to embrace flux and learn thrive in times of unrelenting change. Participants will leave the session with tools and insights they can immediately adapt and apply in their unique organizational settings.

Joan Ball

Founder of WOMBLab

Joan Ball is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University and the founder of WOMBLab, an action research-based consultancy operating at the intersection of human capacity development, service design and social innovation. WOMBLab offers courses, workshops and professional development services for entrepreneurs, emerging/established leaders and organizations in the areas of creative problem solving and business/service/lifestyle design.

Joan currently serves as the Innovator in Residence at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City where she is exploring what it takes for enterprise founders to incubate, scale and sustain strong and resilient social impact initiatives. She has a particular interest in how individuals in transition handle change and what services they need to live and work well in uncertain times.