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- Generate innovative ideas with colleagues & stakeholders
- Lead your team with our innovative design thinking facilitation training program

Coaching, workshops, activities, tools & techniques to lead others through the innovation process

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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 2o hours of online training with 2 one-on-one coaching or consultation sessions to give leaders a deep 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 is a leadership program consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and will be your coach.

Email us to bring this training onsite. Watch this video for an overview of the innovative design thinking facilitator training program.

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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.

Basics of Innovation

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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.

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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Customer Innovation

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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You will get access to these programs and new ones we build each year to help you with your innovation facilitation.


Learn about the Book

Your Program Designer, Coach & 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. Interested in discussing program ideas? Email [email protected] today.

Darin's experience comes from helping many organizations with innovative training and innovation facilitation for different challenges.

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 training 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.

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.

  • Innovation facilitator training program
  • Access to 15 online workshops
  • Two 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Certificate upon successful completion
  • Innovation facilitator program for groups
  • Access to relevant digital training workshops
  • Certificate for individuals within the group
  • Group customization and discount