Press Release for Thursday, August 14, 2014
UNF Continuing Education Offers First Ever Innovation Class
Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
of Public Relations
UNF Division of Continuing Education announced today that it will introduce a first-of-its-kind
course this fall called “Creating a Culture of Innovation.” Len Ferman founder of
Ferman Innovation, a Jacksonville consulting firm, will lend his subject-matter
expertise as he leads the three-week course.
ability to innovate is critical to the success of all organizations,” said
Ferman. “There is a common misperception that you must be a visionary, like
Steve Jobs, in order to innovate. The fact is, great innovation flows from a
process that anyone can learn.”
course, designed to provide corporate managers with the toolset and skills
necessary to enable their companies to innovate, will be taught in three
half-day sessions over the period of three weeks, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, and concluding
Wednesday, Sept. 24.
will combine classroom learning with hands-on skill development,” said Tim
Giles, director of Continuing Education. “This will allow students to more
easily understand and implement the tools of innovation in their companies.
They will use real world applications.”
holds a MBA and M.A. in economics from Duke University. Prior to founding
Ferman Innovation, he spent 26 years managing innovation at Fortune 100
companies, including Bank of America where he led the front end of innovation
process. He is a frequent speaker at major business conferences on innovation.
course is presently open for registration. For more information or to register free
information session Thursday, Aug. 28, call (904) 620-4231.
Division of Continuing Education is the premier provider of lifelong learning,
workforce development and enrichment experiences. It is committed to economic
development – one person, one company at a time – and to providing excellence
through quality programs, customer satisfaction and transformational learning.
located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are
dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own
futures through a well-rounded education.