Faculty Bio

Mitch Ditkoff

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    Mitch Ditkoff
  • Mr. Mitch Ditkoff is the co-founder and President of Idea Champions, a highly acclaimed management consulting and training company, headquartered in Woodstock, NY. He specializes in helping forward thinking organizations go beyond business as usual, originate breakthrough products and services, and establish dynamic, sustainable cultures of innovation. Educated at Lafayette College and Brown University, Mr. Ditkoff has worked with a wide variety of Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies. He has been an adjunct faculty member for several esteemed leadership development programs, including GE`s Crotonville Management Development Center, Duke Corporate Education, Fuqua School of Business, University of New Mexico`s Anderson School of Management, and Bell Atlantic`s Marketing Institute.

    In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Ditkoff is also an accomplished keynote speaker and large group workshop facilitator. In 2010, he was acknowledged as one of the "40 Hottest Business Speakers on the Association Circuit" in Association Meetings magazine. In 2010, he was voted as the #1 innovation blogger in the world. His widely read blog, The Heart of Innovation, is a daily destination for a global audience of movers and shakers. Additionally, he is the author of the award-winning book, Awake at the Wheel: Getting Your Great Idea Rolling (in an uphill world) and the innovation-sparking card deck and online app, Free the Genie.


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