Resident Innovator

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Todd McLees is an internationally recognized strategist, and Future of Work + Learning thought leader.

As founder of Full Circle Innovation, he helps business and academic leaders collaborate to anticipate and prepare for the paradigm shifts and inflection points related to Digital + Human Transformation.

Todd is available for consultation to business leaders in the Panhandle regarding planning, process analysis, workforce development and change management. To schedule a conference contact Todd McLeese at

Todd is the primary architect of an open source skills framework – Human Skills for the Next Era of Innovation. This framework is intended to align skills development with the human aspects of the Future of Work and the project includes hundreds of collaborators from all over the world.

He is a regular contributor to NSF programs focused on the Future of Work. These include the National Career Pathways Network, Necessary Skills Now Network, and Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work.  

Todd serves on multiple boards and advisory councils, including the Higher Education Regional Alliance, UW-Milwaukee's Connected Systems Institute and TechEd Frontiers programs, Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management, Carroll University’s School of Business & Technology, as well as the Alliance for Regional Development, Pathways High, and ADHD America.


About Us

Launched by Amarillo College in 2020, the mission of the Innovation Outpost is to advance industrial innovation, digital transformation, and twenty-first-century skill development to foster a more competitive and advanced economy in the Texas Panhandle.

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 447
1314 S. Polk St.
Amarillo, TX 79101


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