BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Canada Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16010101T000000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20181123T183438Z DESCRIPTION:As a business\, it can be tough to keep up with customer demand s as your industry changes and you wonder ‘What will be disrupted next? ” Large companies may have research and development budgets to grow and foster innovation\, but as a small or mid-sized business\, you wonder how you can innovate with the time and resources you have available? You kno w that success can depend upon innovation and it is common for small busin esses to focus primarily on existing products and services. Innovation is not just about large technological innovations - innovation can be simple ideas. Remember\, it’s not enough to say that innovation is a priority - ensure you have a process in place\, and continue to work at making it a priority! \n \nIn this session\, you will learn: \n• Wha t drives the need for innovation in small business\;\n• Ho w to build innovation into a business routine\;\n• How to invest in innovation\; and\, \n• How to cultivate an innov ative mindset.\n \nMeet Your Facilitator\n \nNicole Asselin Is a Senior Ma nager in the MNP Consulting practice based in Edmonton\, serving clients l ocally and provincially. Nicole has over twelve years of experience in in dustry and management consulting. She has been involved in innovation\, b usiness process and operations improvement in many capacities\, with diver se clients across multiple industries. Nicole obtained her Master of Busin ess Administration from the University of Alberta in 2004 with focus on In ternational Business Specialization\, is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified\, is Innovation Engineering Blue Belt Certified\, and has participated in Le an Action Workouts. She and her husband are small business owners and are familiar with the need to innovate and market services. Nicole has excepti onal client relations and is recognized for her professionalism\, diplomac y and confidentiality in dealing with colleagues and her clients. Nicole i s a disciplined project manager that provides strong operational support t o clients and has managed a number of projects relating to Operational Eff ectiveness\, Process Improvement\, Organizational Review\, Business Strate gy and Planning\, Market Assessment and Analysis. In addition\, Nicole has led and participated in numerous engagements in a variety of areas includ ing the private sector\, provincial government\, municipalities\, municipa l associations\, non-profit organizations and post-secondary educational i nstitutions.\n \n DTEND;TZID="Canada Central Standard Time":20190221T110000 DTSTAMP:20181123T183438Z DTSTART;TZID="Canada Central Standard Time":20190221T093000 LAST-MODIFIED:20181123T183438Z PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-ca:How to Innovate as a Small Business TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000030D214942883D401000000000000000 010000000B669D6DB5DDB4942B2807E39F78417BC X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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Meet Your Fac ilitator

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Nicole Asselin Is a Senior Manager in the MNP Consulting practice based in Edmonton\, serving clients locally and p rovincially. \; Nicole has over twelve years of experience in industry and management consulting. \; She has been involved in innovation\, b usiness process and operations improvement in many capacities\, with diver se clients across multiple industries. Nicole obtained her Master of Busin ess Administration from the University of Alberta in 2004 with focus on In ternational Business Specialization\, is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified\, is Innovation Engineering Blue Belt Certified\, and has participated in Le an Action Workouts. She and her husband are small business owners and are familiar with the need to innovate and market services. Nicole has excepti onal client relations and is recognized for her professionalism\, diplomac y and confidentiality in dealing with colleagues and her clients. Nicole i s a disciplined project manager that provides strong operational support t o clients and has managed a number of projects relating to Operational Eff ectiveness\, Process Improvement\, Organizational Review\, Business Strate gy and Planning\, Market Assessment and Analysis. In addition\, Nicole has led and participated in numerous engagements in a variety of areas includ ing the private sector\, provincial government\, municipalities\, municipa l associations\, non-profit organizations and post-secondary educational i nstitutions.

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