The Innovation Accelerator
A Business Incubator for Creative Thinkers
The Innovation Accelerator is a highly engaging, hands on business incubator for creative thinkers, change agents, project teams and departments committed to achieving extraordinary results via innovation — generating revenue, increasing profits, reducing costs, improving processes, and originating products and services that will pay for the workshop many times over.
It's all about the dynamic process of turning ideas into money.
The Innovation Accelerator is a unique mix of strategic think tank, creativity training, idea greenhouse, and business incubator that makes it easy for participants to accelerate the process of surfacing new ideas and turning them into products, services, and breakthrough ways of doing business.
In the workshop, participants generate and develop a continuum of new ideas — from incremental to breakthrough — that increases their odds of making rapid progress on a variety of promising, new business opportunities.
At the same time, participants sharpen their innovation skills and learn a variety of creative thinking tools that can be immediately applied on the job with their direct reports, teams, or senior leaders.
Action oriented, practical, and inspiring, The Innovation Accelerator provides the perfect balance of divergent and convergent thinking — enabling participants to not only get out of the box and tap into new realms of possibility, but craft meaningful, post-workshop game plans that close the gap between theory and practice.
Bottom line, Idea Champions' Innovation Accelerator yields high ROI — Return on Ideas — with payback year after year.
1. DAY ONE MORNING: Creativity Thinking Training
2. DAY ONE AFTENOON: Strategic Think Tank
Innovation Accelerator participants then select the best of their ideas to improve work processes and develop new product and service concepts within their declared areas of interest, i.e. operations, finance, sales, marketing, customer service, HR, teamwork, R&D, and leadership.
3. DAY TWO MORNING: Idea Incubator
Equipped with new tools of the creative trade and having entered more deeply into the mindset of an innovator, participants continue making quantum leaps of thought and action.
4. DAY TWO AFTERNOON: Innovation Launcher
1. Establish a culture of innovation within their spheres of influence.
2. Craft intelligent "idea implementation plans" that take into account their organization's stickiest obstacles to innovation.
Simply put, The Innovation Accelerator helps savvy, time-crunched people challenge old assumptions, conceive new possibilities, originate powerful ideas, collaborate, network, and jump start the process of helping their organization foster a dynamic, authentic, humane, sustainable culture of innovation.WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
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Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
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Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
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