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Innovation in Mission

Event Details

When: April 20 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. MT 

Format: Online Live Event

Focus: Nonprofit Leaders

Hashtag: #InnovationinMission

Theme: Developing a Culture of Innovation

Most organizations value innovation and desire to see its rewards. But few are able to make innovation part of their culture. This web event is designed to help you as a nonprofit look for practical ways to make innovation work for you and generate Kingdom impact. 

Event Schedule (Times reflect Mountain Time)

  • 10:00 to 10:10
    Introductions: Setting the stage for the speakers, sponsor and special offers on innovation resources
  • 10:10 to 10:30
    Keynote: Building a Culture of Innovation - Cris Beswick
  • 10:30 to 10:40
  • 10:40 to 10:55
    What we can Learn from Fast Company's top 50 most Innovative Companies - Jon Hirst
  • 10:55 to 11:05:
  • 11:05 to 11:20:
    Paul Dzubinski's interview with Derek Seipp, author of Innovation in World Mission
  • 11:20 to 11:30:
    Final Q&A along with wrap-up and special offers

International Creativity and Innovation Week

The United Nations has designated the week of April 15-21 as World Creativity and Innovation Week. To celebrate this focus on innovation, we are exploring how innovation can be integrated into nonprofit organizational culture. EXPLORE

Event Speakers

Cris Beswick: Entrepreneur & CEO turned Strategic Advisor & Troubleshooter on Innovation, Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning strategy & design group.  He is now a strategic advisor on innovation, recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation strategy, leadership and culture and has helped some of the world’s most ambitious CEOs, visionary leaders, Fortune 500 companies and Governments solve their most complex innovation challenges, develop game-changing innovation capability and build a culture of innovation.

Jon Hirst: Co-founder of Generous Mind, nonprofit thought leader and author of four books

With over 20 years of innovation work in the nonprofit sector, Jon has participated in multiple start-ups, turnarounds and program launches. Jon most recently served as CEO of GMI (Global Mapping International).

Paul Dzubinski: Director of Innovation at Frontier Ventures 

He believes that the call of the gospel requires more divergent, more creative, more innovative, and deeper thinking in order to spread the gospel to the corners of the world. Paul has pursued mission innovation as a religious worker in Europe and among diaspora peoples of Europe. At Frontier Ventures he leads the RDW Launch Lab, an innovation startup with in the organization. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

Derek Seipp: East Asia director for Beyond, as well as the Global Church Planting Coordinator for the KRIN network

For more than twenty years, Derek Seipp has worked Fortune 500 business leaders to small Christian ministries, teaching them to understand the complex and chaotic changes of our world, and to carve out strategic pathways to achieve exceptional results. He spent 12 years living in East Asia, and is committed to seeing all unreached people groups, reached with the gospel of Christ.

Resources for Attendees:

Innovation in Mission

Receive a free chapter from "Innovation in Mission" edited by Jim Reapsome and Jon Hirst.

Innovation in World Mission

Receive a 70% discount on "Innovation in World Mission" written by Derek Seipp (eBook only).

Building a Culture of Innovation

Receive a 20% discount on "Building a Culture of Innovation" written by Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop and Jo Geraghty.