Creating a work climate of innovation

  • 23 Apr 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar


  • This event is free for chapter members. Each member may bring a guest for no charge.



ATD Capabilities Model Alignment

Impacting Organizational Capability: Organization Development and Culture, Future Readiness



About the program

Seventy percent of senior executives identify “innovation” as one of their top 3 strategic drivers. Yet, most execs don't know how to define innovation, how to diagnose their climate to assess what creates or hinders innovative thinking, and aren't sure what can be done to improve employee capabilities for creative and innovation thinking. A fortunate meeting of two curious organizational consultants lead to 60 years of rich collaborative, and seminal, research on the nine factors critical to create the optimal climate for innovative thinking.


Those attending will gain key insights into the nine climate factors that enable innovation, organizational productivity, and employee engagement and will hear suggestions on how to develop a robust strategy. Applies to both for-profit and not-for-profit audiences.


  • Discover what the most creative organizations are doing to improve their climate for innovation
  • Learn the 9 critical dimensions that define a creative, based on validated and reliable research


About the speaker

As an advanced facilitator in leadership and Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Dawn DePasquale, Ph.D., has worked extensively with industry-leaders Development Dimensions International (DDI) and the Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc. to bring the very best in leadership and innovative thinking, and practices, to blue chip companies and premier universities.

In recent years, she has been a preferred consultant to Hitachi Global, Reuters News Group, UBS Financial Services, Philips Medical Systems, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Yale University, Lockheed Martin, Citibank, Princeton University, Joy Global Mining, Westinghouse Energy, and BASF Chemicals.

Dawn has been invited to present and keynote at innovation conferences in the U.S., as well as South Africa, Namibia, Canada, Italy, and the UAE. In 2016 she was an inaugural recipient of The Excellence in Creativity Award of the South African Creativity Foundation for “outstanding contributions in promoting innovative thinking in business and education.”


Dawn is a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of ATD.

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