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The innovation mindset - Webinar

donderdag 9 juli 2020

The innovation mindset, why it’s essential in times of crisis, and what makes it problematic.

The internet has given us all the information in the world at the tip of our index finger. Skills seem to be the panacea to thrive in a 21st century career.

But do knowledge and skills prepare you for a crisis? Does it really make you and your organisation resilient? Can your ability to adapt be taught?

The fundamental question is how to keep learning, unlearning and relearning. One way of looking at it is the innovation mindset. 

Agency, responsibility and self-directed learning

This 30-minute session will engage the audience in a discussion about agency, responsibility and self-directed learning. We will dive into the question on how to train self-directed learning, on an individual level, a team level and in larger organisations. We will do this by discussing some dilemma’s, and sharing a few examples on how to practice an innovation mindset. 

For whom

This webinar is catered to change-leaders in private or (semi) public organisations. Change-leaders are professionals with an innovation mindset and an entrepreneurial way of working. If you want to learn more about how to help your team team, department or organisation navigate distractions and opportunities — then this session is for you. 

Sjoerd Louwaars

Sjoerd Louwaars

Sjoerd Louwaars is the director of innovation at PLNT, the Leiden based centre for innovation and entrepreneurship. He is one of the drivers of the Social Innovation team at Luris, the knowledge transfer office, where he explores new ways to open up academia to the region.

Over the past 10 years he has worked on creating learning experiences on the nexus of science and society. Exploring the potential of education to make a direct impact on society.
He graduated with Honours in Urban Development at the faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. 


You will receive the link and password to the webinar Thursday morning the 9th. 

Date Thursday 9 July 
Time 10.30 - 11.30 AM CEST
Language English
Fee Free
Location Online

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