Topic: In today’s world, a company grows through innovation. A company's business models such as its product lines, shared services, human resource, and information technology work together to innovate and deliver on the goals and strategy of the company. However, as the world becomes increasingly global, how does a company innovate and communicate effectively without high spending on travel? Startup coach, process improvement expert, and author Heather Gillbanks will address this question and others connected to the importance of Working and Collaborating Virtually In Today's World.
In this presentation, participants will:
- Learn how to build teams when influencers are not all in the same room.
- Learn best practices and commonly used tools for virtual collaboration.
- Learn how innovation works in a global environment.
After attending the presentation, participants will be knowledgeable of:
- The challenges and opportunities experienced in collaboration and innovation.
- How collaboration and innovation influences function, location, and gender.
- Why talent and development leaders must care and implement proficient collaboration and innovation processes for the success of the company and its challenge of managing resources globally.
ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports: Knowledge Management, Change Management
Speaker: Heather Gillbanks is currently the Customer Experience Manager for GE Power. Heather is based in Houston Texas. Heather is a coach of Start-ups, a published technical author in collaboration technologies, a recipient of the GE Chairman’s Leadership Award, and a co-founding member of General Electric’s IT Corporate Audit Staff. Heather has a broad background, including two decades leading large-scale implementations (much of that time supporting Shared Services such as HR across a variety of industries), Sales, & Process Improvement/ Quality (Six Sigma & Lean). In addition, Heather has led some of the largest process improvement and team combination/ synergy projects ever undertaken by GE. Heather has a verifiable reputation as a driver of positive change in diverse organizations ranging from Fortune 10 to boutique firms in the services, manufacturing and financial sectors.
Address ( print map with directions)
New Horizons CLC Houston (Located in the same complex at the Decorative Center Houston)
We are located at the intersection of Sage and Woodway Dr. in the Galleria area, headed away from 610 on Woodway Dr. At the light make a right onto Sage Rd, and then another immediate right into the Decorative Center Houston (DCH) surface parking lot. We are located on the second floor of the court yard area on the right hand side, in the suite closest to the building. The stairs are located on both sides of the first floor shops, hidden in the architecture.
Parking: Best parking is in the surface lot behind the ExxonMobil station. Facility is on the second floor of the courtyard next to the parking lot.
Visitors can park in any spots without a ‘RESERVED’ sign on them. They have open spots on every floor of the garage and outside the lobby of the building (there is also a valet service here).