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Monday, December 12 • 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Innovation: Let’s Hear from Industry Experts

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Over the past ten years, crowd-based innovation programs have become the new normal for industry-leading companies. Tapping into the cognitive surplus of front-line employees has proven to not only deliver valuable small, medium, and big ideas that improve internal practices or stimulate new market opportunities, these innovation programs also help improve workplace culture and morale as all members of the organization have equal access to the future design and direction of the organization. In this session, Minnetonka’s innovation leader, Eric Schneider, will facilitate a panel of industry experts from Target, U.S. Bank, United Health/Optum, and C.H. Robinson to discuss how innovation has transformed their work environments and to explore the potential for crowd-based innovation in the education sector.

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Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →

Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm