Everyone is talking about Innovation, yet do we really know what it is and how it can help us to do better projects, understand our users, reduce time wasting and reduce the risk of massive high profile failures from traditional project methodology?
This introduction to innovation can help your organisation to work better, smarter, faster and more creatively.
This one day workshop will give participants a proper grounding in innovation practice. At the end of the day they will feel comfortable understanding what innovation really is, what it isn't, and which part of the toolbox you need to reach for in any given situation.
Skills you will develop:
- An understanding of to Innovation, some new terminology and concepts
- Exploration of the difference between incremental, disruptive, open and radical innovation
- Practice using innovation tools - 5 Why’s / Collaborative Questioning / MIT Innovation Drill
- The ability to work through innovation as a process - from Problem Space to Ideation Space to Solution Space
Areas we will cover:
- Examples of Frugal Innovation - ways to save money and innovate
- Innovation Killers - what will stand in your way
- Agile vs. Waterfall Development methodology - how to avoid a big white elephant
- Design Thinking - focus on what the user needs, not what the organisation needs
- Peppered throughout this we will introduce you to some of the funky innovations we’ve come across in the public and third sector
Who should attend:
It is aimed at people from all levels in your organisation who would like to find out more about innovation and how it can work for them.
You may have been given an innovation brief yet have had little in the way of formal training or are interested in finding out ways to innovate in your existing role.
Everyone attending this workshop will recieve
- a detailed workbook covering the course and with recommendations for future reading
- a certificate of professional development
- free access to an online support community for 8 weeks following the course
- discounts on future Satori Lab events
About the workshop facilitator
Esko Reinikainen is an experienced trainer and facilitator in user centred design and innovation. He founded the Satori Lab with Jo Carter in 2014 to help organisations to change and adapt to the challenges of austerity and the digital age. His background in theatre and his management of the Intrapraneurs school in Monmouthshire ensure an engaging and effective workshop. He has worked with many organisations in housing and in the wider public value sector to help them deliver real and effective change.
Ben Proctor is a specialist in digital service design and data maturity. He has worked across public, private and third sector organisations across the UK supporting them to drive improvement through data. He has an impressive reputation as a facilitator and trainer.
Together Esko and Ben are an experienced, enthusiastic and talented team of facilitators who promise a supportive and engaging learning experience.