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NewBoCo opens spots for a second Intrapreneur Academy cohort

NewBoCo recently announced that they will be launching a second cohort for Intrapreneur Academy this October. Intrapreneur Academy is a year-long training program in which organizations of all types will learn how to be innovative in a rapidly changing world. The inaugural Intrapreneur Academy cohort kicked off in April with a mix of nonprofit, for-profit, and…

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NewBoCo recently announced that they will be launching a second cohort for Intrapreneur Academy this October.

Intrapreneur Academy is a year-long training program in which organizations of all types will learn how to be innovative in a rapidly changing world.

The inaugural Intrapreneur Academy cohort kicked off in April with a mix of nonprofit, for-profit, and government entities as well as ranging in size from three to thousands of employees.

Mandy Webber, Director of Innovation, said demand for an Intrapreneur Academy in the area, and now, state has been a very pleasant surprise

“My initial goal for this year was to launch one cohort with five teams and a group of 25 intrapreneurs,” said Webber. “Our inaugural cohort did just that with six teams, and the response from many that didn’t commit ‘was, later, not now’. ‘Now’ is ‘later’, and we are recruiting for our second cohort to start this October.”

The six teams represent the Linn County Auditor’s Office, Marion Process Solutions, Rockwell Collins, United Way of East Central Iowa, Van Meter, and Woofables.

These organizations have been through their first quarter of the program focused on Agile and are already successfully implementing changes to the way they work, including celebrating wins and making their work more visible to increase transparency and communication.

“Intrapreneur Academy has been a game changer for our Organizational Effectiveness Team,” Van Meter Inc. Continuous Improvement Specialist Jordan Grimm said. “It has inspired us to rethink the way that we get work done and many of the things we learned have helped us to execute on key projects. Van Meter is a better company because of our partnership with NewBoCo.”

Companies interested in learning about this program are invited to attend an information session with Webber on August 15 or August 28, or can schedule a separate 1-on-1 session here.

“I’ve already got two teams committed and my calendar is filling up with requests to learn more about Intrapreneur Academy to see if its a good fit for others,” said Webber.

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For more information or questions about this year-long training program, please contact innovation@newbo.co.

Organizations that aren’t certain of where they might be on their innovation journey are invited to take the free version of NewBoCo’s Innovation Readiness Assessment, a gauge of your perception of your organization’s innovation efforts.

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