Testimonials and Participant Stories

 

The biggest highlight of the program was the interaction with Tuck professors and peer participants. Not only did we have the chance to learn useful innovation frameworks from faculty, we were able to interact and discuss each topic with others in the class through study groups, breakout sessions and active classroom participation. Tuck’s collaborative learning approach gave us plenty of time to do so.  These interactions and connections were inspiring and will last as we return to our real world environment.

Project Leader
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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Brilliant! Tuck’s Leading Innovation program combines world class teaching with real and practical business lessons. The Tuck environment promotes close connections and sharing of experience both with the faculty and between participants.

Senior Associate
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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I enrolled in Leading Innovation to learn how my organization could, as a team, use innovation strategies to think beyond new product development. The program was an extraordinary executive learning experience. It was a perfect mix of strategy and innovation execution frameworks, along with excellent discussion opportunities with peers and relevant cases on innovation. The program made me sit back a couple of times and go, 'Wow, we’ve got work to do'. One of the most important lessons I learned is that innovation is inherent in everything you do to create value. It encompasses almost anything you do from a business standpoint.

Brand Manager, Innovation
Welch’s

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Leading Innovation is fantastic, well worth the time and investment. Great ideas from faculty and peers. The program provides transformational thinking because innovation leaders need to execute and manage with a different approach. I feel well-armed to go back to work with my colleagues on driving more impactful innovation, not just from a single product standpoint, but across the business’s entire ecosystem that the product touches.

Marketing
Medtronic

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Tuck’s Leading Innovation: From Idea to Impact executive class is a thought-provoking journey that all executives should consider attending. The engagement with executives from other companies and regions enriches the journey even more. Highly recommended!

Vice President of Sales
Franklin Products, Inc.

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I found this program to be extremely pertinent and helpful. It not [only] explained innovation strategy, but also provided guidance for action. The opportunities to interact with people from other companies with similar issues was well facilitated and a wonderful addition to the program content.

Vice President of Operations
Vitamix Corporation

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I attended the program because I recently transitioned from operations management to innovation management in the Global Technology Innovation Network leadership team at Deere & Company. In this role, I am responsible for business planning and development of technology innovation at one of Deere’s Technology Innovation Centers. The program provided the relevant tools necessary to facilitate my transition to this new position, and I plan to share with my colleagues the pertinent lessons and how we can apply them at Deere.

Manager, Business Planning & Development
Deere & Company

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Tuck’s program enables you to create your own blueprint for successful and sustained innovation from ideation to implementation. Faculty thought leaders complement each other for a highly integrated approach that followed the end-to-end innovation process. The peer group was a great mix of backgrounds, and the opportunity to engage with other executives and share perspectives around our innovation challenges was a powerful component of the program.

Head of Innovation
EMD Millipore, part of The Merck Group

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Leading Innovation is by far the most outstanding training course I have been a part of. It’s hard to find negatives about the experience because it’s hard to improve an A+ program! Anyone struggling to develop or revamp their innovation programs must attend this course. The program flow was very smooth, and it was easy to see the great collaboration the faculty have with each other. This program I will remember and recommend for a long time.

Senior Project Manager
Vitamix Corporation

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The program exceeded my expectations. I attended with my CTO, and the program gave us some great tools to improve our ability to successfully drive innovation. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from such outstanding thought leaders. I particularly appreciated the accessibility of faculty outside the classrooms—at meals and gatherings—as well as interacting with peer executives who are also wrestling with innovation execution.

CEO
Hollingsworth & Vose Company

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