Encourage Innovation

Why train skills in innovation in your executive team?

Innovation isn’t creativity. It’s action. It’s tangible. It’s the thing that comes after ideation, where something actually happens. Teams who innovate must be able to execute – they need to be able to trial, test and deploy, so as to create value. An innovation project must also be supported by strategic thinking, strong financial acumen and the ability to influence stakeholders. In short, teams need a diverse set of skills to be truly innovative.

What you’ll explore

  • Different definitions of innovation
  • Environments and cultures for innovation
  • Design-thinking and other innovation methods
  • Execution: skills to get off the ground
  • Pitching and influencing stakeholders

What you’ll apply

  • An ability to lead different types of innovations
  • Skills for setting up innovation teams
  • Strategies to lead and facilitate innovation
  • An ability to execute an innovation project
  • Pitching and influencing skills

It was absolute pleasure partnering with the talented team at Thinka for our leadership training. Thinka provided us with valuable insights and content that really hit the mark with our leadership group.


Workshop Outline

Delivery Options

In Person Workshop

Virtual Workshop

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Key Outcomes

1. Leaders who understand the different types of innovation.

2. Leaders who can set up environments and teams for innovation.

3. Leaders who can use and facilitate innovation methods.

4. Leaders who know how to manage an innovation project.

5. Leaders to who can pitch and influence stakeholders.

Target Audience


Learning Approach

Experiential and application based learning

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    Our in-person workshops maximise 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 – our in-person workshops build a formidable bridge between exploration and application. We have a 10 person minimum for an in person workshop.

    Our virtual workshops breathe fresh life into the online experience with their 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 workshop materials, participants can be assured of a lively, dynamic session that has a distinct bias to action. We have a 6 person minimum for a virtual workshop.
    This audience includes executive leaders who are driving the more visionary and strategic areas of the business. The skills are geared toward building capability in innovation, operationalising strategy and working with ‘middle management’ to cascade information. Leaders must be advanced in their development to truly benefit from working with these skills.

    Thinka believes that every learner needs to walk away being able to do something differently once they’ve engaged in a learning solution. The real power is in every individual applying their learning. Our behaviour-based methods, supported by the latest research, are key to making the steps for change relevant and realistic.

    Thinka supports with methods like storytelling, experiential activities or rich questioning, but ultimately, we know the integration between solution and real world is the most crucial part of the learning experience. That is why we look for ways to ‘build a bridge’ between the solution we provide and what happens back out on the job.

    Whether it’s an application template, a set of strategies, some tips or a ‘how to’ model – we work hard to provide every learner with not just information but the tools they need to make a real difference.