Innovation Academy - Virtual Program

Virtual Academy: Participate Virtually with up to 10 Organizations

As part of the virtual program you build an innovation team of up to twelve individuals. Features of the program include:

  • A team mentor
  • Nine interactive virtual sessions delivered monthly from August through April
  • Interactive sessions consisting of team discussions and guest faculty sharing practical examples
  • Access to an Innovation Playbook, suggested readings, and stimulating tools and exercises for team development
  • Two assessments conducted and teams provided summary reports and discussion guide: the Organization Assessment looking at how your organization approached innovation and the Individual Assessment Survey looking at individual characteristics and team composition

As part of the program your team will:

  • Undertake a new project that is meaningful to the team and have lasting impact on the organization
  • Develop an action plan of qualities needed and specific measures to expand the innovation capacity of your organization.
  • Participate in Innovation Advance (optional)*
“The City of Knoxville has had several projects implemented which had their origins in our work in the Innovation Academy. From our highly successful Ambassador program, which has been mimicked by other cities, to our work with senior citizens and mobile devices.” Russ Jensen, Director of 311, City of Knoxville, TN