Innovation Facilitation and Innovative Facilitator Training


Do you need an expert innovation or design thinking facilitator for your session?
Do you want to generate and develop innovative ideas with colleagues & stakeholders?
Do you need to lead your team through the innovation process to enact a vision, strategy, or problem solve a challenge?
Do you need to train a team of coaches at your organization to facilitate the innovation process?

We provide experienced, interactive, innovative facilitation across the globe or we can train you or your team to become innovation facilitators.

Our innovative design thinking facilitation training programs have helped over 100 clients. In addition to facilitating the innovation workshop or design thinking session ourselves, we offer coaching, training, activities, tools & techniques to lead others through the innovation or design process. Contact us to learn more.

Do you need an innovation facilitator or facilitation training? Interested in discussing program ideas? Email [email protected] today. We enjoy hearing about what you are working on and appreciate the chance to create custom innovation, leadership, and design thinking programs for our clients.

Your Innovation Facilitator and Design Thinking Coach

Meet Dr. Darin Eich, highly sought after facilitator, trainer, and founder of Darin is committed to catalyzing facilitation for driving a culture of innovation and learning. Darin has helped over 100 organizations across the globe, from Silicon Valley to London, develop a mindset for innovation through design thinking workshops. Darin specializes in designing personalized programs customized to you or your organizations’ unique requirements.  His program clients have included widely known institutions like Oxford, Dartmouth, NASA, Pfizer, Adobe & USA TODAY. Darin began in a research setting, especially interested in leadership programs and putting what he found into action. The leadership programs he designed have reached over 2 million people.  He has also built a network of innovation and design thinking facilitators and trainers who have delivered programs in all continents except for Antarctica!

Darin’s enthusiasm about helping organizations navigate the changing landscape led him to be an advocate for human-centered approaches to innovation and creative problem solving, storytelling and the application of new technologies (such use of virtual meeting tools, realtime collaborative whiteboards and facilitation technology) to further develop programs to meet the needs of organizations around the world.  Darin holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and has studied at the University of Maryland and William and Mary. His books, Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs, are a testament to his expertise in the field.

Darin Eich, Ph.D. and our Global Network of Innovation Facilitators

Darin's experience comes from helping many organizations with innovative training and innovation facilitation for different challenges. We also connect clients to expert trainers and facilitators in Europe and Asia.

For more than a decade, Darin demonstrated his passion about facilitation, leadership, innovation, design thinking, collaboration, and storytelling, making him a sought-after expert in the field for organizations with a collaborative culture of innovation and individuals with a growth mindset.

We will help you to do what we have done for over 100 organizations - innovation training and facilitation of the innovation process. We want you to find a program that matches your goals. We offer on-site interactive live events that facilitate your team through our step-by-step innovation system...or we can teach you how to do this yourself with this "train the innovation facilitator" course. What you facilitate can lead to a more innovative and collaborative culture along with filling your pipeline with new concepts to funnel into action. We provide videos and materials so you can stay in action or go at your own pace. Email Darin at [email protected] for suggestions.


Innovation Facilitator Training

Do you need to lead your team or groups of customers or stakeholders through the innovation process? Do you want to create a new innovation program or even product development/marketing ideation service? You can learn to facilitate a simple process for innovation with new tools, techniques and activities. Introduce a culture of innovation and collaboration to your organization and customers. Our design thinking and innovation trainer or facilitator training can be done in person at your site or online. Our online Innovation Facilitator Design Thinking Train the Trainer program combines over 20 hours of online training with 2 one-on-one coaching or consultation sessions to give leaders a deeper dive into fostering innovation. Bring our tools and activities to your organization to start an innovation process that improves product development, recruiting, communication, marketing and more. Email [email protected] to inquire about onsite training or your questions and interest for the blended 1:1 coaching + online program.

We can design and facilitate an innovation workshop for you or train you to design and facilitate your own innovative session yourself.

Learn how to help others innovate by:

  • facilitating idea development with your team or customers
  • leading your group through real innovation challenges
  • facilitating a culture of collaboration and innovation
  • taking steps toward realizing a future vision or strategy
  • holding your own innovation event, workshop or brainstorming session

Who should participate?

This innovation facilitator training is perfect for directors, consultants, managers and other organization leaders individually or within their innovation leadership team. This in-depth design thinking facilitator program is developed for leaders who step forward to bring more innovation and collaboration to your organization as a whole. This innovation facilitator training program is built for anyone interested in helping customers, teams and individuals in your organization to use an innovation process for developing new products or services, improving processes, doing more with less and making new things happen.

Design Thinking Facilitator
Your Program Designer & Facilitator Coach

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 has taught leaders and facilitated innovation projects for a wide variety of Fortune 500 organizations, including over 10 projects for a variety of P&G brands. Darin has been a facilitation consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and will be your coach.


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

You will receive access to all of the digital video workshops below as a part of the Innovation Facilitator Training Program. Learn the activities to facilitate yourself.

Basics of Innovation

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Innovation Facilitator Training Program Workshops

You will receive access to all of our workshops...over 15 hours worth. In our first coaching meeting we will listen to your needs and recommend where to start and how to focus. Our innovation facilitator training program is built around our innovation step-by-step process 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. Your ultimate goal will be to learn this for yourself and be equipped with tools to help others develop ideas and innovate in your organization.

You will get access to our many online innovation programs related to innovation, facilitation, and design thinking. We also will include new ones on emerging topics we build each year to help you with your innovation facilitation.

Why Innovation Facilitator Training?

Create a culture of innovation in your organization and spread it.
Generate new product, marketing, & strategy ideas with customers.
Email Darin at [email protected] for next steps.