Discover these in-person or virtual design thinking and innovation workshops for organizations.
Dr. Darin Eich and InnovationTraining.org offer and design innovation workshops that can work as stand-alone events or be integrated into a larger innovation program, conference, or course. We lead highly engaging workshops onsite and in person – or virtually and remotely online. See our menu of onsite design thinking and innovation workshops below, see our online innovation courses, or email us today to learn more.
Culture of Innovation Workshops
♦ Collaborate, Communicate, and Create: The 3 Cs of an Innovation Culture
Develop creative leadership skills and put them to use in your personal life or work.
♦ Harness the Power of Design Thinking: Fostering a Culture of Innovation
Learn the process, tools, and techniques of design thinking to generate and validate ideas with and for your customers and users.
♦ Building an Agile Culture of Innovation and Design Thinking
Learn how to engage and collaborate with others for an organizational culture of innovation that is agile and human-centered. Develop the skills, mindset, processes and action needed to launch focused and strategic innovation for your work.
Innovation 101 Training Workshops
♦ How to Innovate Swiftly and Systematically: Innovation Step by Step
Apply the innovation step-by-step process to your own challenge to develop new products, services, or organizational enhancements.
♦ Innovate with Teams
Acquire the necessary skills and tools to help you create and develop ideas in your teams more effectively, using the innovation step-by-step process to overcome your own challenge.
Innovation Mindset Workshops
♦ Developing a Mindset for Innovation and Design Thinking
A workshop for the individual, this event is focused on guiding you toward a higher level of thinking and innovation that is desperately needed to accelerate change.
♦ Enact Your Innovative Mindset to Grow a Culture of Innovation
Work on developing your innovative mindset to help you grow a culture of innovation at work. Utilize the innovation step-by-step process to overcome challenges in your work and personal life.
Leading Innovation Workshops
♦ Design Thinking Innovation Train the Trainer
Learn how to lead more interactive and engaging meetings, workshops, and group sessions to generate ideas and innovations. Participate in creative activities so that you can become a better facilitator and leader in your organization.
♦ Innovative Self Leadership and Renewal
Re-organize yourself at a higher level through innovation. Apply individual idea generating tools & techniques for challenges you want to work on and a future you’d like to create.
♦ Leading Innovation: Mindset, Skills, Action for New Growth
Discover how to facilitate design thinking for innovation with this leadership training workshop designed specifically for executives and organizational leaders.
♦ Designing and Facilitating Idea Generation and Collaborative Development with Groups
Learn how to use trusted techniques and new tools to more confidently, actively, and successfully facilitate others in creating ideas & communicating innovations to act on.
Ideation and Brainstorming Workshops
These four ideation and brainstorming training workshops can be combined into a program or work as stand-alone workshops.
♦ Structure and Strategy for Brainstorming
This workshop will guide you through a simple step-by-step system of activities to use for your own challenge and help you develop more effective brainstorming sessions.
♦ Individual Techniques and Tools for Brainstorming
Break out of ruts, generate more ideas, or think in new directions with ideation tools and techniques for individual brainstormers.
♦ Facilitating Brainstorming with Groups
Enable your team of brainstormers to generate hundreds of ideas per hour and zero in on the best concepts to develop further.
♦ Brainstorming and Sustaining An Organizational Culture of Innovation
Discover how brainstorming can be catalyzed and sustained in an organization so that it contributes positively to the culture of innovation the organization is seeking.
Innovation Communication Workshops
♦ How to Effectively Communicate Your Ideas
Learn how to become a memorable communicator in your professional life and develop techniques to deliver effective presentations.
♦ Design Thinking for Storymaking and Storysharing
Learn how to design and show your story. Use ancient approaches to communicate you new ideas, innovation, and yourself through story.
Organization Innovation Events
♦ Rapid Conference Event
Design a short innovation session and facilitate the session in teams. Learn how to engage and design training sessions using the tools and techniques that help participants learn.
♦ Team Hackathon
Use the innovation step-by-step process to tackle an assigned challenge and generate a prototyped solution. Present the prototypes in a short pitch before a panel of judges in a “Shark Tank” style event.
What People Say About Our Innovation Workshops
“The results exceeded our expectations. Our CIO expected 50-70% of the ideas generated would be almost useless and we had probably a 90% idea success rate. The teams got to meet new players and were very engaged for the event.” “At the end of the event, I had a large number of attendees say this was “the best leadership offsite meeting they’ve ever had”. Note that many of the attendees come from companies like Apple, Cisco, IBM, Google, etc. so this is a hard crowd to please.”
“Darin conducted two sessions – a keynote to staff that was streamed live via our intranet, and a half-day workshop with our senior management/executive team. Our team really appreciated Darin’s interactive, relaxed, insightful, and engaging approach. He received a 95% overall rating and feedback received included that he made innovation seem “simple” and that their perspective on innovation and how they can play their parts was made clearer.”
“Darin did a series of interactive activities that were a welcome change from our usual “death by PowerPoints” we typically endure. We did things like brainstorm new ways of looking at old problems, tapped “the crowd” for new ideas, and explored little ways we could empower our employees to become better problem solvers. Attendees said they “used places in their brain they didn’t know existed” and felt invigorated after it was over. After only a few minutes of seeing Darin in action, I was glad he was there and knew he was going to make a difference for my company.”
“After experimenting with Darin’s tools and techniques in a variety of hands-on face-to-face workshop activities, the attendees were assigned to groups to mimic real life project teams. They were then given a common challenge within a time limit to generate, summarize, and present their concept and budget needs. The results were breakthrough in nature. Solid innovative product and process concepts were developed by each team, which will now lead to formal funding and project assignments for the coming fiscal year.”
“Darin was the lead facilitator for a day long workshop which took people from identifying challenges to developing solutions. The training was very team focused which lead to a more creative approach to problem solving and “break-through thinking”. People who did not think they had the capacity to innovate left with ideas, solutions and renewed energy for the project.”
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