Peterborough: 02.24.21 *Virtual* Idea Generation in Action

Date and Time

Starts:02/24/2021 6:30 PM

Ends:02/24/2021 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

2 hours Hour(s)





Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Peterborough: 02.24.21  *Virtual* Idea Generation in Action

The stats don’t lie. A large percentage of businesses do not make it past the first few years. Of the ones that do, only a small percentage end up surviving past 15 years. Many of those that survive have now plateaued or are in decline. Why? If you look at the most successful businesses throughout history, you will find a common formula. The businesses that have been able to rise to the top of their sectors and thrive throughout economic downturns, industry disruptions, or even a global pandemic were all built on a foundation of being customer centric and innovative. Building a company, an organization, a school, a church, or a team that reaches the level of customer-centric innovation (CCI) required to be a leader or disruptor in your industry—with long-term sustainable success—requires intention and a plan. This presentation will go into WHY CCI is important and then dig into the details of how to ensure your business is implementing effective innovation practices and principles. It is important for HR professionals to be aligned with leading and supporting a culture of innovation within their business to help set the company up for long-term success.

Learning Objectives

The 3 main areas of focus for all successful and sustainable businesses, 

the formula for ensuring your company is landing in the magic quadrant of CCI, and

how to design and lead a culture of innovation in your business


6:30 PM - Speaker Presentation 

7:45 PM Q & A

8:00 PM - Event Concludes 

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspireand Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

Speaker bio(s)
Dennis Geelen, MPM

Dennis Geelen has spent the past 20 plus years helping several companies in various industries change, grow, and prosper. Dennis brings a strong background of project management, strategic planning, innovation, change management and leadership, combined with his passion for helping companies and giving back to communities. In addition to his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Trent University, Mr. Geelen is also a Certified Agile Project Manager and has implemented and strengthened Lean and Agile practices in multiple companies. Dennis also holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of Ontario IT with deep experience in implementing and managing a Project Management Office (PMO). As well, Dennis is trained in Change Management using the Prosci ADKAR model and has helped companies understand, implement, and sustain complex changes into their work environment. Mr. Geelen brings over 20 years of Business Analysis experience working with many clients to solicit, document, and deliver on their unique requirements. Dennis enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time in several capacities. From coaching youth sports, to volunteering at the after school program in the local Boys and Girls Club, to his current role as Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Dennis is very community minded and has a passion for non-profit organizations.