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ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Pragmatic Innovation

Outside-the-box ideas that work inside the box

Richard Monette

Creativity, while sometimes elusive, is what sets successful organizations apart. In this highly interactive workshop, Richard teaches a proven approach to increasing individuals’ and organizations’ capability for pragmatic innovation – creative thought within the constraints of real, defined parameters. You will learn the fundamentals of this basic, critical, and frequently overlooked component of workplace success.

Furthermore, at the end of the day, you will leave with specific and practical areas of INNOVATIONS that could IMMEDIATELY be applied within your organization.

We explore four major themes throughout the day:

  • What is it? A comprehensive explanation of key concepts: pragmatic innovation, creative thought, and change.
  • Behave! An exploration of critical human competencies, skills and behaviours that lead to creative thinking and applied innovations.
  • In real life? A series of case studies, real-life examples, and a very applied process in which you will identify areas of innovations within YOUR OWN workplace.
  • Sell it! How to plan and sell APPLIED innovation within your organization.

This workshop offers you opportunities to:

  • Jump-start your creative thinking skills in an imaginative, stimulating environment.
  • Gain greater clarity and focus by challenging self-limiting perspectives.
  • Break negative thinking habits that quash creativity in yourself and in others.
  • Reap the enormous benefits of experiential training when you learn by doing.
  • Start your own original ideas flowing quickly and naturally.
  • Sharpen your creative decision-making skills for stronger, faster decisions.
  • Learn how to accurately weigh the risk vs reward of any new idea or plan.
  • Know where to look for your richest sources of innovation.
  • Gain proven techniques in engaging your team in a “let’s try this for a change” perspective.
  • Spend time with people you wouldn't normally see or work with and share learning amongst departments.
Optional post-workshop executive coaching is available in person or by phone. Richard also offers “Refreshers at Lunch” sessions.

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