Training

We train people to understand what innovation management is and how they can effectively contribute. From training Innovation Champions to hold Focused Innovation Workshops (FIWs) to running Innovation Review Boards (IRBs), from creativity brainstorming sessions to Insights review programmes, we aim to put innovation into the DNA of your business. Our training courses cover all elements necessary to help an organisation become more innovative:

  • Creativity Sessions – Create some breakthroughs and new ideas by shaking things up and doing things differently. In our experience the most innovative companies plan to be innovative!! That sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. Plan creativity courses and brainstorming sessions at the right time, prepare for them effectively, use resources wisely, plan for inputs and outputs and you maximise the chance that creativity courses produce tangible and worthwhile results.
  • We have a vast and extensive library of creative thinking tools at our disposal and we work out which are right for you, your team and your company culture. Using our licensed Creativity Cube approach we help you generate both quantity and quality in terms of ideas and insights. Sessions include:
    • Brainstorming workshops – high intensity half-day facilitated sessions either on or off-site to generate ideas and solutions. We set up the session, agree objectives, establish inputs and arrange facilities. We facilitate the session and record workshop outputs and produce detailed reports on outcomes.
    • Focused Innovation Workshops – a series of linked creativity courses over a longer period of time, usually within a company’s innovation process. The aim is to produce a continuous pipeline of new ideas, innovations and insights for your business to assess.
  • Innovation Strategy Sessions – These are geared to senior management teams and focus upon getting the right direction for your R&D efforts. Each session consists of integrating Innovation into your current strategy or renewing your strategic approach with an eye on innovation and R&D. Part training, part facilitation, these sessions are the basis for long term success
  • Skills Training Programmes – Invest in your teams. The following courses are all geared up to skilling people to be able to contribute effectively:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managing NPD projects
    • Risk Management in projects
    • Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis
  • Company Development – The Train the Trainer programme and the Entrepreneur’s Business Accelerator course both aim to take a longer view of turning your business into one based on innovation success. Based on successful past courses these in-depth programmes take an holistic view of your people and your business strategy