Brainstorm Facilitator Training
“I can't see why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” — John Cage
Do the people in your organization treat invitations to participate in brainstorm sessions like jury duty summons? Do the ideas generated result in the same old, same old recycled ideas? Do people roll their eyes when the sessions are over, convinced that nothing really new will happen? If so, we can help.
Brainstorming, in most companies, is seriously flawed — an exercise in wheel spinning, futility, and lost potential — not because brainstorming, as a method, is flawed, but because the people who lead brainstorm sessions don't fully understand how to facilitate them and the effort required, before and after a session, to really make a difference. That's where Idea Champions comes in.
For the past 25 years, we've been leading groundbreaking creative problem solving sessions for a wide range of forward thinking organizations — powerful ideation sessions that fully engage, inspire, and produce results. And now, we're teaching what we know to others. Our Conducting Genius training is an engaging, modular, customizable learning process that can be adapted to fit the needs, social styles, and experience of participants. And since we know that one size doesn't fit all, we're offering three different levels of training — basic, intermediate, and advanced.
Includes a new and improved 130-page facilitator guidebook.
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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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