Who We Are

Richard Linning

“In life one of the few constants is change. In our own lives or in shared community and work practices, change is all around us. As is the challenge to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the management of the transition from today to tomorrow.

Communication has a key role to play: putting the risk of a new COVID vaccine into perspective or explaining the rewards of new, more efficient ways of working. New initiatives are always needed in generating the dialogue which leads to new ways of behaving. Change will always be resisted: communication provides the bridge between the old and the new. An honest broker between those promoting change and those expected to implement it.

There is no simple answer to every challenging situation. No country, company or communicator has the one-way-fits-all template. It doesn’t exist. But someone, somewhere has already faced a similar problem. Successful change management programmes can be found in every field – in business for example, to deliver a new technology implementation, to explain the consequences of a merger of acquisition, change in leadership and organizational culture. By collaborating in sharing our experience across countries and cultures together we can deliver sustainable business competitiveness and resilience.

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute has been created to provide the global forum for cooperation to advance these, our mutual interests”

Danijel Koletić

“We are in a new age where we need to be connected more than ever. We are witnessing numerous global initiatives, movements, which warn of changes that affect not only our planet, but also the prosperity on which we depend.

Being the Secretary-General of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute is a great honor, but also a responsibility. I decided to accept this position after receiving the World Award by the International Public Relations Association and the United Nations in accordance with the sustainable development goals, more precisely goal number 10 – reducing inequalities. I will advocate that there are no barriers and that we value different missions, knowledge and innovations.

For me, the exchange of knowledge and experience is the legacy of each individual. Not everyone has the opportunity to be in a leadership position. That is why the role of us as leaders who connect people, create values, are willing to volunteer, donate, is even greater in a time of innovation that transcends the boundaries of the human mind. The mission and vision of the Institute will be aimed at providing support through projects in order to try to minimize inequalities and give opportunities for everyone to connect and prosper. ”

Richard Linning

Richard Linning, President

 

“In life one of the few constants is change. In our own lives or in shared community and work practices, change is all around us. As is the challenge to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the management of the transition from today to tomorrow.

Communication has a key role to play: putting the risk of a new COVID vaccine into perspective or explaining the rewards of new, more efficient ways of working. New initiatives are always needed in generating the dialogue which leads to new ways of behaving. Change will always be resisted: communication provides the bridge between the old and the new. An honest broker between those promoting change and those expected to implement it.

There is no simple answer to every challenging situation. No country, company or communicator has the one-way-fits-all template. It doesn’t exist. But someone, somewhere has already faced a similar problem. Successful change management programmes can be found in every field – in business for example, to deliver a new technology implementation, to explain the consequences of a merger of acquisition, change in leadership and organizational culture. By collaborating in sharing our experience across countries and cultures together we can deliver sustainable business competitiveness and resilience.

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute has been created to provide the global forum for cooperation to advance these, our mutual interests”

Richard Linning

Danijel Koletic, Secretary-General

 

“We are in a new age where we need to be connected more than ever. We are witnessing numerous global initiatives, movements, which warn of changes that affect not only our planet, but also the prosperity on which we depend.

Being the Secretary-General of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute is a great honor, but also a responsibility. I decided to accept this position after receiving the World Award by the International Public Relations Association and the United Nations in accordance with the sustainable development goals, more precisely goal number 10 – reducing inequalities. I will advocate that there are no barriers and that we value different missions, knowledge and innovations.

For me, the exchange of knowledge and experience is the legacy of each individual. Not everyone has the opportunity to be in a leadership position. That is why the role of us as leaders who connect people, create values, are willing to volunteer, donate, is even greater in a time of innovation that transcends the boundaries of the human mind. The mission and vision of the Institute will be aimed at providing support through projects in order to try to minimize inequalities and give opportunities for everyone to connect and prosper. ” 

Purpose

Our world and we, the people who populate it, are beset by problems. Some, such as the impacts of climate change, we share. Others affect us more as individuals – disparities in wealth, education and health provision. Only by changing what we do and how we do it can these problems be addressed. Only by working together can we make a difference. The key to making these changes is innovation – in thinking, in effective implementation.

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute aims to be a catalyst for change by providing a global forum accessible by organisations and individuals managing change. This can be achieved on three levels: 

RECOGNITION 

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute is launching the Prosperity Awards to honour those organisations and individuals who are leading the way in their fields across the world.  Complementing the Prosperity Awards is an internationally recognised certification programme.

SHARING

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute provides the opportunity to network with peers, bridging language and cultural differences, to share knowledge and experience. The web offers myriad ways to connect digitally while WICMI conferences will provide the opportunity for face-to-face networking.

EDUCATION

In collaboration with the distinguished international experts leading its panels in the fields of business, communication, education, environment, governance, health, people, technology and data, the World Innovation and Change Management Institute,  is in a unique position to organise education events (webinars, on-line courses and panels) to share ideas, experience of what worked and what didn’t and provide mutual support.

Change is constant. By being alert to how society is responding, the World Innovation and Change Management Institue will be able to share best practice in meeting challenges, old and new. Our goal is simple: to build a network connecting those that have excelled in initiatives to adjust to their new environment.

Our Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

The ambition of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute is to contribute to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in the fields of education, communication, health, business, technology and data, people, policy, and the environment. 

Mission

Our mission is simple – to be a global vehicle for sharing best practice in innovation and change management through education and networking opportunities. By recognizing best practice, connecting thought leaders and practitioners, we enable organisations large and small to share innovative business practices, solutions and products and navigate the often pot-holed road to achieve new objectives. 

Vision

As a driver of change, the World Innovation and Change Management Institute will reflect the diversity of approach of bodies – international, national and local – corporations and companies, countries, cultures and individuals to reaching an accommodation with a new environment. By better understanding the practice of managing change and innovation, we aim to contribute to achieving sustainable businesses and communities.

Values

Respect for core values drives success. 

Responsibility 

Socially responsible business practices are those which benefit individuals, a community or the environment. The World Innovation and Change Management Institute aims to lead by example.

Representation

One size does not fit all. By engaging across continents and cultures, the World Innovation and Change Management Institute creates real opportunities to engage in the rewarding process of learning, sharing knowledge and making a positive impact.

Co-operation

The global community, which the World Innovation and Change Management Institute is a part of, aims, through teamwork characterised by real and transparent dialogue, business ethics and integrity, to develop and share best practice in implementing change.

Lifelong learning

Education is a never ending process. Sharing knowledge and know-how is our goal. Lifelong learning provides the tools for addressing today’s challenges, delivers the practical grounding for personal and professional development. 

Get To Know Us

 

The World Innovation and Change Management Institute is a not-for-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Institute comprises a group of individuals who, through their activities, promote the values of innovation, knowledge sharing and communication, skill and change management education.

The initiative for the foundation of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute was taken in January 2019 when the founders met at the Davos Economic Forum and the Institute was launched shortly after.

Tina Mazuran

Secretary

Secretary contact: secretary@wicmi.ch

Tina Mazuran

Tina Mazuran, Program Development

 

Secretary

Secretary contact: secretary@wicmi.ch

Partnership 

The sharing knowlegde ethos of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute aims to advance common interests. This cannot be done alone. We have to act together. Our goal is simple: to uncover and share new thinking in the delivery of the sustainable goals. 

Collaboration is not a one-way street. It is a win-win process. North our south, east or west… no country, culture or individual is immune from the issues which beset us. Nor excluded from contributing to the solutions. The ethos of the World Innovation and Change Management Institute is predicated on the belief that together we can overcome the obstacles presented by the need to change and the process of change. The world awaits your input. 

Meet our Team Leaders

Maria Laura Garcia

Angel Salazar

Fatima Al-Ali

Dr. Ivana Nobilo

Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Peter Hopwood

Tom Bosschaert

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Maria Laura Garcia

Maria Laura Garcia

Chair of the Business Comittee

Entrepreneur and media expert, passionate about information and doing business with values and creativity.

Angel Salazar

Angel Salazar

Chair of the Business Comittee

Founder and CEO of Dataworkout. Involved in raising awareness of the value and potential risks of AI, blockchain and quantum computing.

Fatima Al-Ali

Fatima Al-Ali

Chair of the Business Comittee

Legal Relationships & Partnerships Manager at Qatar International
Court and Dispute Resolution Center. Child rights activist. Empowering the local community.

Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Chair of the Business Comittee

An award-winning communications educator and consultant.
Applying neuroscience in business and education.

Dr. Ivana Nobilo

Dr. Ivana Nobilo

Chair of the Business Comittee

Consultant, executive trainer, current Dean of the Geneva Campus at Swiss School of Business and Management.

Peter Hopwood

Peter Hopwood

Chair of the Business Comittee

International Public Speaking & TEDx Coach / Storytelling & Virtual Speaking Specialist

Tom Bosschaert

Tom Bosschaert

Chair of the Business Comittee

CEO and founder at Except, and creator of the SiD sustainability framework. His focus is resilient future.

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Contributing to achieving the sustainable goals.

 

The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Visual identity

 

Our logo represents our ethos.  No division of the globe can change the fact that we have one planet and only by sharing our knowledge and experience can we together make it a better, sustainable and prosperous home for us all.

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