ABOUT THE SESSION:
The Role of the Facilitator in Building Capability for Sustainable Innovation
Even with the best of intentions, without guidelines to structure the interactions, members of a complex organization or ecosystem will struggle to coordinate their innovative activities. When taking a human-centered, cross-company approach to ideating and realizing solutions, the most effective way to build capability that results in lasting impact is a facilitator. Facilitators can act as the bridge to ensure that ideation isn’t just confined to an “innovation unit” but diffused throughout the organization. A skilled facilitator is one who can communicate at all levels and functions, ask the right questions, share the right information, translate the ‘speaks’ of different functions. Successfully facilitating the innovation process dramatically increases an organization‘s ability to create ongoing breakthroughs and confront problems creatively. The facilitator plays a key role in stimulating the ideation community, shaping the idea development and testing process. organizing review activities, defining evaluation criteria and communicating project milestones. So where do you get one of these unicorns?! What are the pros and cons of going in-house versus hiring a third party? What skill-set and experience should that person have? How can you establish a common language, including clear definitions of innovation and communicate more fully from concept to actualizing?
ABOUT Dr. Ayesha AlMutawa:
Dr. Ayesha AlMutawa is a seasoned professional, a Futurist, a positive change agent, and an advocate for innovation, sustainable success & excellence in performance. With over 18 years of experience as an executive in Strategic Planning & Performance Management, Quality & Business excellence, Sustainability & CSR, and in the past 2 years focused on Innovation.
In her role as chief innovation officer Dr. AlMutawa is primarily responsible for managing the process of innovation, change management and for designing an innovation-friendly environment in her organization. Her role is to create innovation momentum and to mobilize collaboration internally through identifying, supporting and recognizing innovative ideas and innovators; and externally through mobilizing sponsorships, partnerships, and entrepreneurs towards advancing innovative projects.
Dr. AlMutawa is currently working on developing software of idea / innovation scheme that can mobilize multiple channels for ideation and manage ideas journey and identify innovation index.
Her recent passion and research work is about Genomics. Additionally, Dr. AlMutawa worked with Microsoft to develop a prototype of an electronic platform that serves to integrate all experts in the field of medicine, research, bioscience, to enable them to deliver personalized medicine to patients based on patients’ genetic maps. This platform is under testing and further development.
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, Master in Public health
Higher diplomas & Leadership certification from leading institutions including: Cambridge, Judge Business School,Oxford University, University of Leeds, Ashridge Business School
Over 18 yrs. Of experience (1993- 2015)
Currently work at Ministry of Health- DXB:
Health Authority of Abu Dhabi:
Dubai Holding- Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)- DXB:
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