November 2, 2023 | 8:30am-3:30pm
– UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

In this 1-day workshop, William Kay and Wai Lee will share how Critical Thinking, Innovation, and Artificial Intelligence are the key areas for both personal and business success. The session will cover each of these important areas and give you valuable information that you can incorporate immediately.

Do you qualify for a discount? Available Discount Programs

What You Will Learn

The workshop will include the following components:

  • Techniques to generate breakthrough ideas and solve your most pressing problems.
  • How to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions, and see others’ viewpoints with clarity.
  • How incubation labs can help you survive disruption and return to sustainable growth.
  • Strategic frameworks to discover and explore growth opportunities.
  • The latest trends in Artificial Intelligence technology and its role in corporate innovation.
  • How to innovate and create new growth opportunities for your companies.

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business.

About the Instructor

Bill Kay holds an MBA Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Bill is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), Bloch School of Management and teaches business classes at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Bill has taught Corporate Finance for UMKC in their Executive MBA program. He also teaches for the American Management Association (AMA) delivering business courses to major corporations around the United States.

Bill developed and delivered training programs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Inc. He is the owner of W. Kay & Associates, dedicated to helping organizations and individuals enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance.

For the past 28 years, Mr. Kay has specialized in assisting businesses in the quest to improve performance in the areas of strategic planning, finance and accounting, budgeting, project management, marketing, sales, and sales management training. Bill’s professional experience includes more than 20 years as CEO and owner of a major manufacturing company and the past 28 years helping major Fortune 500 companies and universities with organizational development and training.

Wai (“Y”) Lee is passionate about sharing his expertise in corporate innovation and artificial intelligence with organizations and individuals.

He is a frequent keynote speaker for international conferences, corporate events, and universities. He also designs and conducts product management training and innovation workshops for teams around the globe.

Wai is currently serving as the Vice President of Garmin Labs, responsible for
creating internal startups and new product categories. He has led the incubation, design, and development of flagship products in aviation, marine, outdoor, automotive, sports and fitness, contributing over $600M/year in sales with 20% operating margin. Wai is also an inventor on more than 20 issued patents.

Wai was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, an Executive MBA degree from Henry W. Bloch School of Management, and a Product Management Certification from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He and his wife, Olive Lee, live in Overland Park, Kansas with their five children.

In his free time, Wai enjoys painting and spending time with his family.

Program Details

Location and Parking:
The sessions will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy:
Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education in order to change or cancel registrations. Cancellations made prior to 7 days from the seminar date are eligible for credit towards a future seminar but are ineligible for refund. Credit for future seminar is valid through the following seminar year. Seminar registrations may be transferred from one individual to another up to 7 days before any elected seminar. Cancellations made within 7 days from the seminar date are non-transferable and non-refundable. Bloch Executive Education reserves the right to make changes to the cancellation policy and transfer policy. The current policies will be posted on our website and will be observed regardless of previous policies or standards. “No-shows” are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Photo and Video Release:
By attending the event, you are giving Bloch School of Management permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

Available Discount Programs

UMKC and Bloch Executive Education Alumni, Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS members, CX Central Exchange members, Saint Luke’s Health System employees, Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce members – you qualify for discounted seminar registration.

If any of the above categories apply to you, please contact us at or 816-235-2892 to take advantage of discounted rates.