Innovator's Journey: IMagINe Webinar Series

Welcome to IMagINe Webinar Series curated by Morehouse School of Medicine offices of IMpact and INnovation (IM IN), Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness (OSIE), and Extended Professional Education (EPE).

Innovation begins with an idea and ideas have the potential to transform the future. This five-part development series explores the fundamentals of innovation and Design Thinking, while empowering employees with the tools to implement innovative ideas.

● Webinar 1: Define and Ideate
● Webinar 2: Transferring Ideas into Innovation
● Webinar 3: Ideation and Business Cases
● Webinar 4: Prototyping and Testing
● Webinar 5: Sustaining an Innovation

Target Audience

  • Morehouse School of Medicine employees who find themselves imagining better, different, or more efficient ways of operating. 

  • Morehouse School of Medicine employees charged with managing programs, projects, and processes within a unit or department. 

  • Morehouse School of Medicine employees seeking new professional development opportunities.

  • Morehouse School of Medicine employees seeking to patent and commercialize an innovation. 

Learning Objectives

Employees will be able to employ a human-centered design thinking methodology and related tools that empower them to:  

  • Step into others' lived experience with a program, service, process, etc to feel what they feel while suspending their assumptions  

  • Frame a problem based on others' lived experience which includes shining a light on others' functional and emotional needs 

  • Unearth and discover creative ideas through adopting new frames or mental models 

  • Translate their creative ideas into their innovative masterpiece that wows the users, stakeholders, and other beneficiaries 

  • Refine and scale their innovative masterpiece towards full fruition and desired impact  

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The Imagine Workshops are designed, implemented, and facilitated by the Office of Impact and Innovation, the Office of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Extended Professional Education at Morehouse School of Medicine. The facilitators are Henry King, PhD, Cassandra Lawrence, MBA, and Denise McGee, CPMP. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose in relation to this workshop. 


Henry King, MBA, PhD

Dr. King is a passionate visionary, strategist, institutional effectiveness and performance improvement professional.  He has more than 25 years of experience expanding private, government, non-profit, and higher education executive leaders, mid-level leaders, and cross-functional teams’ strategic thinking, planning, process improvement or innovation, team building, and leadership capabilities to develop, implement, and manage strategies and other innovative solutions to strengthen their organizational and operational performance to deliver greater value to those whom they serve. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Strategy at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. King obtained a Bachelor of Art in Public Affairs Management from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from Baker College, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership from Indiana Institute of Technology.


Cassandra Lawrence, MBA

Cassandra Lawrence is a seasoned communications professional with over 15 years of experience in the realm of higher education and academic medicine. Renowned as a proficient writer, strategist, and innovator, Cassandra has dedicated her career to advancing equity and justice within academic and health settings. With a laser-focus on fostering a culture of creativity and inclusion, Cassandra has consistently championed initiatives aimed at breaking down barriers to access and opportunity. She currently serves as the Project Director for Digital Innovation and Content Strategy within the Office of Impact and Innovation at Morehouse School of Medicine where she spearheads the implementation of innovative programs aimed at nurturing professional development and intrapreneurship among employees. Cassandra obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations/Communications and Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. 


Denise McGee

Denise McGee is a highly skilled Training & Development Executive with more than 15 years of experience across multiple education, training and medical mastery programs, including creating organizational plans, overseeing day-to-day activities, improving performance, developing organizational culture, supervising staff, reporting on revenue, and directing departmental strategy. Exceedingly proficient in delivering programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of administration, and overseeing timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals. Denise has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Spelman College, a certificate in Project Management from Georgia State University, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Georgia State University. 

The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM,) in accordance with ACCME guidelines, requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made at this activity.


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