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Innovation Program

The goal of this program is to develop innovation potential in teams by teaching them skills that build capability in ideation, experimentation and validation. This program also gives teams the tools to move high potential ideas into action, so organisations can leverage this fresh thinking.

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Example program

Month 1

Innovation and design thinking

An introduction to innovation and learning about design thinking methods.

  • Induction
  • Program roadmap
  • Virtual workshop
  • Application tools

Month 2

Working together to ‘hack’

In groups, using design thinking methods to ‘hack’ potential solutions to a problem.

  • In person ‘hackathon’ activity
  • Application tools
  • Virtual group coaching

Month 3

Validating potential solutions

  • Virtual workshop
  • Application tools

Month 4

Using influence to present ideas

  • In person group presentations
  • Application tools

Month 5

Moving ideas into action

  • In person workshop
  • Application tools
  • Virtual group coaching

PROGRAM Outline

Delivery Options

In Person Program

Virtual Program

Hybrid Program

Key Outcomes

1. Team members who understand the types of innovation and what it means to be ‘innovative’.

2. Team members who can apply design thinking methods.

3. Team members who can collaborate on ideas and validate their potential.

4. Team members who know how to use influence to present ideas.

5. Team members who can execute and move ideas into action.

Possible Inclusions

1. Program roadmap

2. Induction

3. Welcome box

4. Workshops

5. Activities (e.g. Hackathon)

6. Guest speakers

7. Tools for application

8. Assets (e.g. eLearning, video)

9. Coaching

10. Participant management

Target Audience

Teams

Let Thinka Help You

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    Our in-person delivery option maximises opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – this in-person approach is valuable for building strong bonds and bringing people together to collaborate.
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    Our virtual delivery option breathes fresh life into the online experience with its almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built materials, participants can be assured of lively, dynamic sessions that have a distinct bias to action. Going virtual keeps program sessions succinct, sharp and focused on targeting particular skills in a dynamic way.
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    A hybrid model takes the best of in-person and virtual delivery options and blends them together, so there’s a healthy mix of face to face collaboration and targeted skill building. Depending on the program themes, we work with you to decide what is better suited to getting together in a training space versus what would sit comfortably in an online setting. This flexible combination allows you and your team to get the best of both worlds.
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    This program is aimed at building innovation potential in team members (and perhaps team leaders), so organisations can access fresh thinking and find novel solutions to problems. It gives teams fundamental skills in ‘hacking’ – so they can present ideas back to the business that are viable and worthy of execution.