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Encourage Innovation: Your Brightest Ideas at Work

How do organizations create an innovative environment? By fostering creative thinking and recognizing and rewarding innovation. This module helps teams to take the leap into a more innovative mode of operation. Discussion includes:
  • Thinking outside the nine dots
  • Right/left side of the brain
  • Sources of innovation
  • Creative problem solving

This module is designed to open the creative channels and get team members generating and implementing new, more innovative ideas.

This module can be presented in two to four hours, depending on participants' skill level and teaching objectives. The module includes:

  • Break out groups to solve team problems
  • Discussion on techniques for team development
  • Exercises and presentations
  • Practice sessions and role plays
The participant's workbooks contain reference text and exercises, are bound and three hole punched. The module is divided into three sections, one for each phase of training: the Pre-Workshop Assignment, the Workshop Material, and the Post-Workshop Action Items. Participant's workbooks can be used for classroom instruction or on a self-paced basis.

The leader's guide contains the same material as the participant's workbook, with the addition of a section of introductory notes, answers to exercises and explanatory margin notes. The leader's notes contain tips and techniques on setting up and administering the session, checklists, and other teaching aids. Other beneficial components include:
  • A listing of suggested videos which complement the material.
  • Notes which highlight key points, provide tips for training, and detail competencies to be gained.
  • Margin Notes on the workshop materials which guide the leader through the material and indicate when to ask questions, encourage discussion, use flip charts, break into groups, and refer to specific material.


By the end of this module, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when innovation or improvement are the most appropriate vehicles for change.
  2. Identify the seven key change master characteristics.
  3. Describe guidelines for fostering innovation.
  4. Identify road blocks to change.
  5. Understand how individuals react to change.

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