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The Innovation Universe Master Class Series: Frame Part A

Gain knowledge about the frame which is a required platform for companies who want to create innovation as a core competency.

The Innovation Universe Master Class Series: Frame Part A

Gain knowledge about the frame which is a required platform for companies who want to create innovation as a core competency.
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About the Class

Linking innovation to strategy for optimal results.

The frame will teach you how to create a one-page linkage map that highlights the role innovation plays your organization's strategy execution. You will become familiar with the requirements for creating a blueprint for innovation including gaining leadership alignment. The frame will offer an opportunity for you to create an operational definition and set of criteria to move innovation from a series of projects to a key business process. Finally, the frame will show you how to create synergy between innovation and other key initiatives such as operating excellence.

what you will learn from this course?

  • Strategic architecture: A future-oriented description of the enterprise including innovation
  • Initiative blueprint: Requirements for an innovation strategy
  • Definition and criteria: Demarcating innovation as a key business process
  • Structure and fit: The required roles and how to create synergy with other key business initiatives.
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What's included in the class?

 2 video lessons

Class Authors

Dr. Nancy Tennant

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Dr. Nancy Tennant is a consultant, professor, and best-selling author in innovation and leadership. She is one of the world’s leading pioneer/practitioners/teachers in transforming businesses to achieve innovation from everyone and everywhere.

Businessweek named Dr. Tennant one of the 25 Innovation Champions in the world. She is an Adjunct Faculty of Leadership at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, co-founding the innovative Leadership Studio. She is also an instructor at The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, where she is a co-founding member of the Innovation Academy. She is a frequent public speaker to “C” level audiences around the world.

She is the Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus for Whirlpool Corporation, where she reported to two Chairmen/CEOs for over 17 years, transforming Whirlpool into an innovation powerhouse resulting in acclaim from publications such as Fast Company and Fortune while creating billions in new revenue from innovation. Dr. Tennant was also responsible for Leadership Development. She co-founded Whirlpool University, with an enrollment of over 17,000 leaders per year from 170 countries.

She is the co-author of numerous articles, including The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company (Hamel & Tennant). She co-authored three best-selling books: Unleashing Innovation, Mastering Virtual Teams, and Strategic Innovation. Her latest book is a practitioner-to-practitioner, company-focused innovation guide: Transform Your Company for the Innovation Universe: FRAME | GENERATE | EMBED | LEAD. She published the visual e-learning series: Innovation Universe Master Class, She has a website and blog at

Dr. Tennant holds a doctorate from The George Washington University. She is the President Emeritus of The First Tee of Benton Harbor, a not-for-profit organization that offers life skills to at-risk youth. She is an artist, writer, poet, and swimmer.



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