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Global Dialogue Center, a virtual gathering place

October 01, 2009 19:33 ET

Global Dialogue Center Offers Online Class to Promote INNOVATION

Futurist/Filmmaker Joel Barker and Author Debbe Kennedy Launch the Global Dialogue Center's Online Learning Programs With "How to Get Buy-In for NEW IDEAS"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - The Global Dialogue Center is launching its new Online Learning Programs with a professional development class, "How to Get Buy-In for NEW IDEAS," Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:00 pm Eastern time. The 90-minute session, developed and taught by futurist, filmmaker and innovation expert, Joel Barker, and author and award-winning entrepreneur, Debbe Kennedy, centers on high-value content for anyone introducing a new strategy, product, service, policy, practice or change initiative.

"Innovation is a 50/50 proposition. 50% is the idea and 50% is in how you present it," said Barker. "If you blow the second half, you end up with a great idea that never gets accepted. This year, in an online dialogue series, we met with leaders and innovators all over the world from corporate, not-for-profits, education, healthcare, government and small businesses. The No.1 issue they raised was the struggle of figuring out how to effectively engage others in their new ideas."

"In the best organizations, great ideas are often unintentionally squelched, ridiculed or ignored," said Kennedy. "Most people presenting them don't realize they are the culprits. Acceptance of a great idea is the most critical -- and most overlooked -- success factor. 'How to Get Buy-In for NEW IDEAS' provides participants with detailed guidelines, examples, and a step-by-step process that demonstrates how to get ideas accepted."

Review and download a program overview, access learning objectives and register before October 7 to take advantage of substantial tuition discounts at: http://www.globaldialoguecenter.com/buyinclass

The Global Dialogue Center is a virtual gathering place for people throughout the world with a focus on leadership, professional and personal development. http://www.globaldialoguecenter.com

About Executive Instructors:

Joel Barker, futurist, filmmaker, and NY Times bestselling author of "PARADIGMS: The Business of Discovering the Future," is well-known for popularizing the concept of "paradigm shift" in business. Debbe Kennedy is founder, president, and CEO of the Global Dialogue Center and Leadership Solutions Companies, an award winning enterprise specializing in custom leadership, organizational, and virtual communications solutions. She is author of "Putting Our Differences to Work: The Fastest Way to Innovation, Leadership, and High Performance."

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Kevin O'Connor
    Global Dialogue Center Communications
    415.587.8906
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    Alternate contact:
    Debbe Kennedy
    Founder, Global Dialogue Center
    650.728.0909
    650.245.4998
    Email Contact