Collaborative Creativity/Team Development
These experiential programs are designed to help any group to develop a culture of collaborative creativity. The programs are filled with engaging, interactive exercises and tangible, practical ideas which can be implemented every day so that a group can be more innovative, productive, responsive to change, creative and effective.
These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of intact teams, new teams, cross-functional teams, project teams, leadership teams, leadership development groups or entire organizations. The programs can take the form of workshops, seminars, retreats or keynote addresses.
The programs can stand alone or act as part of a larger, ongoing development initiative. They can be held in your offices, off-site, at a conference, meeting or retreat anywhere in the world. In Chicago, I highly recommend the Catalyst Ranch as an off-site location.
All of the programs offer practical exercises with tangible applications to the work environment, experienced facilitation, interactive tools to keep participants engaged, pre-interviews with you and a subset of participants, and post-program reinforcement and support.
Whether a team needs a tweak, an overhaul, an engaging day of bonding or an intervention, these programs can be designed to meet those needs.
Creative Thinking Skills
This classroom-style program is designed to develop and improve creative thinking skills within individuals, as well as teams and organizations. Innovation is a product of creative thinking. New ideas are also a product of creative thinking. This program is loaded with practical exercises designed to generate more and better solutions.
Creative thinking alone cannot solve your challenges. Creative thinking will result in more options for a wider, more interesting array of possible solutions. It will allow you to consider possibilities you might not have otherwise considered. Eventually these new ideas will need to be evaluated, compared and then possibly implemented.
Creativity is a muscle. This program can be considered a workout for the creative potential that we all have. Creativity is like any other muscle. It must be exercised or it atrophies. The more in shape you are, the more likely you are to be able to call upon your creative muscle when you need it.
These sessions are designed around client-specific initiatives. Perhaps you need to generate new product ideas, improve processes, develop a corporate initiative, create a mission statement, design a marketing plan, etc. You need the wisdom of all of the participants in a stimulating, safe environment where ideas are encouraged, offered, heightened, explored, compared and evaluated fairly and openly.
We will facilitate a tailor-made session to help your team generate the ideas you need in an organized, balanced, supportive environment. You never know where the next great idea is coming from.
Depending on your goals, we can also help the team to flesh out the ideas, prioritize the ideas, and create next steps for moving forward and actualizing these ideas.