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Innovation – Designing and implementing innovation systems

Innovation is a major pre-occupation and competitive advantage of organizations in today’s knowledge economy. Particularly in western countries where manufacturing and production is decreasingly in-sourced, continuous innovation and new product development is critical for organizations to maintain their competitiveness and viability in the global markets. Managers need a good understanding of what innovation is, how to build innovative cultures in their organizations and how to capture value from innovation.

Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 688 Sherbrooke West
Fee: $ 545 CAD plus applicable taxes

PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs): 7


This Workshop will define innovation; introduce strategies to favour innovation in organizations and build innovative culture. The Workshop is designed to equip participants with different tools for capturing value from innovation, as well as monitoring and measuring performance of innovation systems.

Who Should Attend

Middle and senior managers in organizations from all industries and sectors.


At the end of this Workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Understand what innovation is and how it differs from other similar concepts such as novelty or creativity
  • Develop strategies for building an innovation culture
  • Institutionalizing innovation through multi-layered organizational systems
  • Measuring performance of innovation systems in organizations

Topics Covered

  • Definition of innovation
  • Institutionalization of innovation
  • Measurement and monitoring of innovation


Michael Kamel, Ing., PMP, PhD

Dr. Michael Kamel is a management executive and academic with 15 years of industry and consulting expertise, particularly in the strategy, innovation, technology management and project management areas. He is currently the Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte Consulting. He has advised executives in various sectors notably the aerospace, manufacturing, information technology and non-profit sectors. Michael obtained his Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University and his Master’s and PhD degrees in strategic management of technology from the Montreal Polytechnique. Dr. Kamel is the past president of the Montreal chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), past Chairman of the Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO 21500 and past board member of the Management Consulting division of the Academy of Management. He is a lecturer at McGill University and Montreal Polytechnique and was the laureate of the Gala Meritas for the best lecturer in 2010.  Michael is an active member in several committees of industry leadership forums such as the World Economic Forum and is the secretary of the board of directors of Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) as well as a strategic advisor to Doctors of the World.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing. The following Cancellation Policy applies:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund
7 days prior to the start date: Refund minus $100 Cancellation fee
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454

E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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