Brainstorming Skills - 1-Day Workshop
Despite what you may have heard, brainstorming - done well! - continues to be a great way to generate a lot of ideas, which is the only way to get good ideas. In addition, brainstorming is a great way to get a team unstuck, to collaborate with colleagues, and to reach across departments and break down silos.
This one-day brainstorming workshop will give participants direct experience applying the rules, tips, tricks, and sage advice for running effective brainstorms. How many should attend, and who? What kind of room and how can we set it up for success? Who will run it, and who will capture and synthesize the results? What's the proper way to frame a brainstorm challenge, and what can you do to ensure a good turnout and a fruitful session?
Running through a series of live brainstorming exercises, attendees will work in teams as both facilitators and participants, to see how each role complements the other. Led by a senior Innovationship partner, with decades of experience in leading brainstorms and teaching brainstorming, everyone will leave with a greater understand why, when and how to run an effective, creative, and fun brainstorm.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Design, set up, and facilitate an effective and productive brainstorming session
- Synthesize the output of a brainstorming session to mine value and provide direction for next steps
- Teach others the rules and proper conduct that make a brainstorming session productive
- Inspire others to learn how to use brainstorming effectively
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Who should attend?
This workshop will be valuable to anyone interested in learning how to brainstorm, learning how to brainstorm better, or implementing brainstorm training within an organization.
This can be an effective offsite experience for departments, a project-launching event for a new team, and a regular part of the onboarding journey for new employees.
Even though the typical brainstorm lasts less than an hour, there's quite a lot of consideration, preparation, and facilitation that goes into making it successful. Some of the topics we'll discuss will include:
BEFORE THE SESSION
- When should you brainstorm?
- Prepare the setting
- Prepare inspiration
- Prepare content & people
- Prepare the participants
DURING THE SESSION
- Help the group succeed
- Follow the rules
- Maintain the energy
- Manage the dynamics
AFTER THE SESSION
- Make the most of the event
- Follow up
Please contact Innovationship for pricing.
Certification / Credits
Each participant will get a certificate of completion.
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