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The Human Side of Innovation: Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life and Work

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The Human Side of Innovation: Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life and Work is part of the Leading Edge Thinking in Higher Education Series brought to you by Bay Path University's Center for Higher Education Leadership & Innovative Practice (CHELIP)

In this webinar, developed and presented by Elaine Dundon, best-selling author and founder of the Global Meaning Institute, you will be introduced to key concepts for developing a meaning centric approach to innovative thinking. This approach incorporates the recognition that innovation at its core, begins with innovator (not the identification an innovative idea or new technology) and, to be truly sustainable, must be grounded in meaning.

About our Presenter
Elaine Dundon is a Philosopher of Meaning, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the Global Meaning Institute. Her unique background bridges business strategy, brand marketing, and innovation management, along with philosophy, meaning, and metaphysics. Elaine has held senior leadership positions, including brand management at Procter & Gamble. In 2000, she designed and taught the groundbreaking course on Innovation Management in the business program at the University of Toronto. This was the first course to integrate creative, strategic, and transformational thinking, with a focus on Meaning and the “human side of innovation" (versus the technical side of innovation). Elaine is the author of three international best-selling books on Innovation and Meaning, available in over 20 languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts, The OPA! Way, and The Seeds of Innovation. She has shared her wisdom, consulting and speaking in Australia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and across Canada and the USA, as well as has been profiled in media around the world. Now, Elaine is leading the Meaning Movement having founded the Global Meaning Institute and MEANINGology® "to help people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and at a systems level, connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies."