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These Eight Organizations Are Taking the Steps to Build a More Innovative Culture

Announcing the Innovation Academy Class of 2017

Eight organizations are charging ahead in their innovation journey, participating in the Alliance for Innovation's Innovation Academy.

  • Belleair, FL
  • Durham County, NC
  • Glynn County, GA
  • Grande Prairie, AB
  • Loudoun County, VA
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Virginia Beach, VA

These eight organizations will join the 36 organizations across North America who have graduated from the Academy.  The tested framework provides support for developing an innovative project in their community and encourages participants to recommend ways to strengthen the culture of innovation in their organizations.  At the end of the eight month period participants will:

  • Understand the innovation process and how to integrate it into their organization
  • Build cross functional teams which have the capacity to address organizational and community issues
  • Expand organizational capacity for ongoing innovation
  • Learn more about their organizational culture and how to cultivate leadership
  • Undertake a new project which will make a contribution to the organization and/or address a community issue.
  • Develop an action plan for increasing their internal capacity to build an innovative culture

Perhaps most importantly the graduates will have a network of over 400 Innovation Academy alumni for continued networking and sharing of lessons learned. 

To learn more about the Innovation Academy email or view the information page. The Alliance is piloting an onsite innovation boot camp with local governments and will be launching nationally in early 2017.  For more information email and watch the video below to get a taste for what the Innovation Academy is all about.

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County of Loudon, TN

City of Las Vegas, NV

Town of Belleair, FL

County of Durham, NC

Alliance for Innovation; Phoenix, AZ

City of Virginia Beach, VA

City of Salisbury, NC

City of Grande Prairie, AB

County of Glynn, GA

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