Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Leading Innovation and Creating New Value

Leading Innovation and Creating New Value

How can you promote innovation as a mechanism to do more with less? What are the processes that underpin innovation? This course is another key element of the Leading Thinking™ paradigm and will help you promote innovation and drive the creation of new value in your organization.

This course will also help you understand innovation and entrepreneurship as effective problem-finding and problem-solving processes. You will learn both tools and frameworks applicable to enhancing innovation within your workplace.

This course is part of the Executive Pathways series and is a required course for the Master of Science in Leadership.

Tuition: $1,895

Location: Washington, DC

OPM Competencies:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Customer service

About the instructor: Markus Baer

Markus Baer is the Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA from the University of Giessen in Germany. Prior to earning his doctorate, Professor Baer worked in the German automotive industry and, as a member of the founding team of a university-affiliated start-up venture, which consulted for firms in Europe and Asia. His expertise lies in critical thinking, creativity, innovation and growth. 

His research, featured in journals specializing in organizational behavior and strategic management research, studies determinants of various activities comprising creativity and innovation in organizations, such as problem formulation, idea generation and solution implementation. He is an Editorial Review Board Members at Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal and the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving within the Journal of Applied Psychology.