Collaborate to Innovate - Program
/ Management Training Seminar
Innovation does not often happen with one person alone in a room. And innovation
is not about sitting around waiting for a "Eureka!" moment. Research shows that
most innovation is the result of multiple people working together to generate
ideas and identify new opportunities. This powerful two-day workshop and
simulation will teach you about the intersection of collaboration and
innovation, where new ideas are generated — and can be implemented.
This workshop is unique — it doesn't simply focus on generating lots of creative
ideas, as many innovation workshops do. We define innovation as "creativity put
to productive use." At the end of the day, innovation has to generate value for
you and for the organization. Collaborate to Innovate, therefore, will teach you
how to innovate with others in the most practical, effective ways possible to
develop and implement the optimal solution for a well-defined opportunity.
This workshop will help you apply your creativity and the creativity of others
using a replicable, manageable process. You’ll be able to tap into team and
organizational talent using a variety of practical tools.
Participants will move through five key phases of the innovation/ideation
1. An introduction, where the innovation and
design processes are demystified.
2. The Inspire step, focused on putting the “user” or “customer” at the center
of innovation thinking.
3. An Ideation process, turning brainstorming into a tool for generating
4. Implementation, teaching participants how to pressure-test and implement
low-risk experiments to try new ideas that could become innovations.
5. Application, which is all about bringing these tools, skills and methods back
to the workplace for practical use.
This workshop is approved for up to 16 PDUs for Project Management Professionals
from The Project Management Institute. When taking this program as a Public
Workshop, participants may earn 16 CEUs from the Society for Marketing
Professional Services, and 17 CPEs from National Association of State Boards of
Benefits for Participants
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify critical stakeholder groups and
articulate the problem or opportunity with clarity.
- Facilitate Design Thinking as a repeatable
manageable innovation process.
- Identify and understand the three cycles of
- Apply practical collaboration tools and
templates to get a team’s creative best.
- Develop a plan for implementation of your idea
using rapid prototyping techniques.