Public Works Expo 2018

WE14 - Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation

Aug 29, 2018 9:30am ‐ Aug 29, 2018 10:45am


The Transportation Research Board’s NCHRP-20-108 “Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation” document provides guidance to organizations that want to build a thriving innovation ethos over the long-term. Explore how to use self-assessment practices to determine where your agency falls along the continuum of innovation efforts. We’ll also explore the five themes that are necessary to build and sustain a culture of innovation: leadership, communication, empowerment, recognition, and measurement.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Analyze your organization’s level of innovation and areas that can be improved.
  • Utilize case studies and tools to improve your organization’s ability to innovate.
  • Identify internal organizational changes that can be made to create a culture of innovation.


  • Julie Lorenz, Senior Strategic Consultant, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO

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