• (Fargo Group Event) Ideas into Action presented by Mary Beth Burns

(Fargo Group Event) Ideas into Action presented by Mary Beth Burns

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND, 4510 13th Ave S., Fargo, ND


  • Regular monthly lunch meetings.
    Free for Members
  • We welcome you and hope you enjoy our meeting!

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(This event will be held in Fargo)

Ideas into Action
Presented by Mary Beth Burns

Join us as Mary Beth Burns helps us learn how to put our Ideas into Action.  Mary Beth will guide us through the myths and misconceptions, individual innovation, team innovation, and organizational actions.  This workshop will increase your ability to:

  • Recognize common myths and misconceptions about innovation
  • Use multiple intelligences to generate a variety of ideas
  • Apply the characteristics of creative people to any problem or issue
  • Follow a four-step process for team innovation
  • Promote innovation without regulating it
  • Use cross-functional teams to foster innovation
  • Spot sacred cows in your organization

Module One: Myths and Misconceptions

  • Course objectives
  • "Ideas into Action" activity
  • What is innovation?
  • Myths and misconceptions

Module Two: Individual Innovation

  • Multiple intelligences
  • Multiple intelligences and innovation
  • Characteristics of creative people
  • Questions are the key to solutions

Module Three: Team Innovation

  • Stages of the creative process
  • Initiation
  • Incubation
  • Illumination
  • Implementation

Module Four: Organization Actions

  • Promote innovation without regulating it
  • Innovation lessons from Pixar
  • Mixing it up
  • Spot a sacred cow


About our Presenter:


Mary Beth has over 30 years of experience in the field of Training and Development. For 12 of those years, she worked for a national franchise organization with over 1200 locations; she lived and traveled all over the United States conducting management and technical training classes and advising franchisee and general managers on best practices for running profitable operations.

Three and a half of those years were spent as a national director of training & development, located at franchise corporate headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Mary Beth came back to North Dakota in 1996 after marrying her Minot High School sweetheart (21 year out of high school.)

For the past 16 years she has worked at NDSCS-Fargo as the Program Coordinator and Facilitator for TrainND SE, the workforce training division of College Outreach. She teaches classes in Supervisory/Management, Leadership, Customer Service, as well as several other topics.

She is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the local affiliate FM-ATD.

Mary Beth lives in Fargo with her husband Arvid and their four dogs; Scotties Dexter and Graycee, and Mini Schnauzers Wyatt and Athena.

This month's meeting will be held hosted by CoreLink and will be located at: 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
4510 13th Ave. S.
Fargo, ND  58121




PO Box 10261
Fargo, ND 58106-0261
Email: northdakotaatd@gmail.com 

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