Innovative Training Programs for a Culture of Innovation

Innovation keynotes, workshops, online activities, books & tools to innovate your organization

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A sample of organizations who have been clients, offered our innovation workshops, speaking events & training programs...and media that featured what we've created.

Working on a culture of innovation? Are you planning a group innovation event, special meeting, brainstorming session, or innovative new initiative or conference? Email for our insight.

Testimonials about Darin’s Innovation Programs & Book

"Darin is undoubtedly one of the most energetic people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He brings this excitement to everything he does, including his brainstorming training and facilitation.

Going through Darin's training process was like learning to ride a bike. It took several sessions to start seeing results as I was literally re-wiring my brain to pedal at speeds it had never gone before. I fell off a few times along the way, often becoming intimidated by the fast paced environment, but was always reassured by falling back on his tried-and-true methodologies. I clearly remember one session it just 'clicked' -- instead of generating 20-30 ideas in each 3 hour brainstorm, I was coming up with almost 150 ideas. I was amazed at this new found skill that previously seemed unattainable.

My newly developed ability to generate creative solutions to problems not only is applied to day-to-day activities but it also helped me differentiate myself during interview tests from a large field of Ivy League candidates to secure a job at a top Silicon Valley tech company. I'm forever thankful for the opportunity to learn this unique skill and wish I could sit around that table with Darin more often."

James Tamplin
CEO, Firebase (acquired by Google)

"Our world is changing faster than ever before. Don't let your skills stagnate! This book is like a self-study workshop that will enable you to learn systems to solve problems creatively and figure out how to lead in any life situation. I strongly recommended it.

Darin has taken the process of creativity to the level of simplicity that can be adopted by the masses. I like the focus on showing examples and using metaphors to explain things. Plus, the space and instructions provided make it feel like more than just a book. Also, the book using itself as an example and demonstration of the techniques it teaches is pure genius!"

Anand Chhatpar
Serial entrepreneur with 8 US Patents, apps with over 20 million users, named "Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs" by BusinessWeek

Darin once spoke at a leadership conference I organized in Madison. He talked about leadership in a way I'd never heard before.

It wasn't only what he said. It was also how he said it... with naked intensity and emotion and belief.

That was when I internalized that you could be passionate in a big, bold way about leading and inspiring others. It wasn't just me and my crazy friends thinking about this. "Out there in the Real World," they desperately needed more of it. Now that I'm here, I know we still need more, too.

I bought a copy. I can think of several friends who might do well to get one as well.

Michael Williams
Founder, Mementum Marketing

“Innovation is a critical ingredient for success in today’s work environment. Being able to innovate allows you (and your company) to stay ahead of the game instead of constantly playing catch-up. In this book, Darin outlines an easy-to-follow process that will help you develop your ability to think innovatively and create tangible results.”

Dr. Jené Kapela
Principal/Founder, Jené Kapela Leadership Solutions, LLC

Quotes from our clients from different industries about why their organization sought our innovation workshops, keynotes, and training programs

“Typically, being innovative in our industry can be difficult. In order to foster a culture of innovation, we want to equip our staff, at all levels, with the tools and techniques to be innovative on a daily basis. When we began the search to find someone or an entity that could do that for us, we recognized from early on that Darin was the right fit. "

“My company realized that it needed an innovation wake-up call in order to stay competitive and to keep up with a number of potentially disruptive technologies that are quickly advancing inside and outside our industry. To help jump-start a more creative culture and get us moving in the right direction, we organized three teams and challenged them to “innovate in 90 days.” We asked them to propose a new program, project, or pilot that could help our company learn about new technologies and help us meet our customers changing expectations. We hoped we may get a few good ideas from this new initiative, but really wanted to see how innovative our employees could be if given a chance.”

“Darin’s approach takes the mystery out of how to think like an innovator.  Whether you are wanting to become a first-time author, or focused on creating the next Internet-of-Things sensation, Darin’s approaches to innovative thinking can work to address your business challenge.”


Innovative Training for a Culture of Innovation in your Workplace: Keynotes, workshops, books & online courses to guide you through innovating how you work in your organization.

Basics of Innovation

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Innovation Training Activities, Programs, & Courses

Our innovation training program is built around our innovation system and the activities, tools and techniques that many innovative organizations use to identify challenges, generate ideas, and communicate to launch new innovations. Our digital programs let you look over our shoulder on various challenge examples so you can follow along and work on your own specific challenge that you, your group, or your organization may have.

All of our innovation programs focus on different stages of the same innovation system so you can learn, develop, and make progress through seeing a wide variety of examples...from developing new products and services to taking action to have a culture of innovation in your organization. They are designed to facilitate individuals, groups, and the organization through the idea development process by systematically tackling a challenge relevant to you.

Digital Innovation Training Video Programs
Go at your own pace and see examples at each step

Innovation Training

Brainstorming Ideation Training Course

Expert Brainstorming and Idea Generating

The "How To" of Expert Brainstorming: Techniques and activities for generating ideas with individuals or groups.

Become an organization that features idea generating as a core competency and a competitive advantage. Cultivate strength in brainstorming for any purpose. Create new products, services, and marketing campaigns. Innovate your organization with this deep training on brainstorming and offer this service to your clients! Learn how to develop and facilitate brainstorming sessions and events that will generate enthusiasm amongst your colleagues and create new innovations.

Learn about the 5 hour program here.

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Innovation 101: Creating New Products & Services

Innovate Today: Create better new products, services, or program concepts in 1 hour.

Design, develop, & decide: Gain tools & techniques to strategically create & communicate for a better business. In this “follow along” program you will get to ideate, conceptualize, and validate ideas for a challenge important to you. We will share examples and facilitate you through activities you can do immediately to create new products and services your customers want. We will show you the “think it through” steps you can take for more intentional and practical innovation to launch your big new idea with impact.

Use our tools and system to develop and launch ideas for new products, services, or ways to add value for your customers.

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Brainstorming Ideation Training Course

Innovate WITH your Customers

How to Create & Develop Validated Ideas for New Products, Strategies, & Marketing WITH your current & potential CUSTOMERS

Get some how-to's for coming up with new ideas and developing better concepts using customer co-creation tools.

  • Techniques for using the voice of the customer in ideation for new products, services, strategies, or marketing.

  • Innovative & systematic approaches to creativity, idea development & validation…in person and online.

  • How to build off of consumer insights and focus groups to offer better brainstorming and innovation sessions within your organization or as a consultant.

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Facilitating Groups: Teaching, Learning & Engaging

Are you bringing it all together with collaborative innovation sessions or larger professional development programs? This series is designed to help people better facilitate events and meetings so that participants learn, are engaged and get more accomplished. Participants will learn how to use best practice techniques and tools to more confidently and successfully facilitate others.

Facilitating Groups is great for people who need to teach something or get results with a group. Design better interactive workshops, productive innovation sessions, and engaging meetings where you need to facilitate group discussion and activities.

Learn about the 1 hour program here.

Basics of Innovation

Idea Communication

Idea Communication is an online leadership training workshop, designed to give you strategies and techniques for memorably communicating your ideas and concepts.

Create and communicate concepts that stick! You may have generated good ideas and a great concept but then how do you communicate it so that it sticks with people?

How do you show the story so people can understand your idea and will collaborate with you as you launch into the real world?

Learn about the 1 hour program here.

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We want you to find an innovation program that matches your goals. We offer on-site interactive live events that facilitate your team through our step-by-step innovation system. These events lead to a more innovative and collaborative culture along with filling your pipeline with new concepts to funnel into action. We also provide videos and books so you can stay in action or go at your own pace. Email Darin at for suggestions.

Darin Eich's Innovation Training Origin Story

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Your Program Designer & Facilitator

Dr. Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.  Darin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is the president and co-founder of and BrainReactions, an innovation consulting company founded by UW students, where he led idea development and innovation projects for organizations like P&G, Agilent Technologies, the United Nations, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Darin has also been a graduate student and developer of programs at the University of Maryland & William and Mary. Darin’s passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Professionally, Darin does projects ranging from hundreds of college speeches to helping institutions develop leadership programs & retreats to facilitating professional brainstorm innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500 companies. Darin is a leadership program consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and USA TODAY.

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