The Innovation Leadership Accelerator (ILA) is a 12-week transformative program designed to support your leap from skilled practitioner to courageous leader and visionary within your organization.
The program is designed to create lasting impact for you and the teams you lead, through the program’s expert coaches and highly curated community — you will be learning side-by-side with other dynamic leaders.
Thank you for your interest in joining us in this journey.
Applications close August 9th.
The ILA program is built for those who believe that innovation is not just about launching new products and services. It’s about creating the trust and safe space for inspiration and performance, so we can lead our teams to solve the bigger challenges, together.
We created this program to move past one-off workshops and get people into the deep work of design-driven transformation.
The Program is built on four pillars of leadership.
Because innovation leadership is a cross-functional team sport, the ILA program thrives from its diversity of attendee experience and backgrounds.
Jay Melone is the founder of New Haircut, a product innovation firm and leader in design sprints. He helps organizations fall in love with the products they make and how they make them. His approach makes innovation trusting, real, and achievable.
Jay has 20 years of deep product expertise, helping organizations like Home Depot, Pearson, and Rosetta Stone build amazing products & cultures of work.
Daniel Stillman designs conversations for a living. An independent design facilitator and coach, he works with teams and organizations to frame and sustain productive and collaborative conversations. He’s worked with clients of all shapes and sizes on product, service and organizational innovation.
He hosts The Conversation Factory podcast and is the author of the upcoming book, “How Conversations Work” a handbook for changemakers and innovators.
Helge Hellberg coaches people in leadership positions or people who desire to get there – women and men who realize their self-responsibility to create exactly the professional and personal fulfillment they want.
Meeta Patel is the founder of Design Catalyst. She brings combined design thinking & business thinking expertise to deliver deeply impactful corporate innovation. Meeta was previously the Global VP of Design Thinking at SAP.
Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in user experience design, information architecture, and strategy. He is currently Head of Customer Experience at MURAL, the leading online whiteboard. Jim has worked with eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, Lexis Nexis, and Citrix.
Bree Groff is a transformation expert and Principal at SYPartners. She’s on a mission to help companies and people not just embrace change, but get good at it. Bree holds an MS in Organizational Learning and Change from Northwestern University, and is a visiting lecturer at Northwestern and Parsons.
The next ILA cohort will run from Sept 9 – Dec 6.
In order to ensure fit with the program and community, everyone interested in joining the program are asked to apply (below).
Applications for this cohort end on Friday, Aug 9.
The cost to join the program is $6,475.
There is a $100 deposit to apply. If your application is accepted, the deposit will go toward the total cost of the program. If your application is not accepted for this cohort or your choose to decline, your deposit will be returned to you.
Each cohort welcomes 18 highly curated participants.