Training others to think innovatively is an exciting journey!

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Innovative Thinking – Trainer Certification

Welcome to your certification program to be an Innovative Thinking Trainer.

Get ready for an exciting and fulfilling journey, personally and professionally. As a certified trainer, you’ll be introducing new knowledge and skills, while drawing upon the experience and skills that your participants already have. You'll be boosting their success as you enable them to deepen their learning and practice of innovative thinking in their everyday work.

Once you’ve completed your certification course, you’ll be able to conduct workshops and training sessions where you will guide your participants to:

  • Gain a common understanding about what it means to be innovative and think innovatively in their daily work
  • Experience different ways of innovative thinking using the 4 Innovation Styles®
  • Enhance their knowledge of the Innovation Styles® model and have fun with the styles
  • Gain self-awareness using their assessment profile and appreciate others’ style preferences and group dynamics
  • Set the stage for idea-generation with the 4 styles
  • Be confident using style-specific idea-generation techniques
  • Master 4 Innovation Styles® questions to generate comprehensive solutions
  • Celebrate everyone’s learning and action-plans

Aligned with these 8 goals, you’ll learn to conduct a 1-day workshop that's been used successfully around the world. The workshop design is organized into 8 sessions, each with its own objectives, videos, and exercises to choose from. With some sessions there are optional videos and exercises you can use, if they would better fit the needs of the people you are training.

In the next section, you can download a full course outline. It contains a roadmap of the background you’ll be learning first, along with the 8 sessions included in your 1-day workshop.

While you’ll want to learn and master each of the 8 sessions, you don’t have to use every session with everyone you train. Consider these 8 sessions to be a repository of resources to choose from when you are designing a workshop. You will typically plan your training sessions ahead of time, but don’t forget: these resources are always available to you across all your devices. So, also consider them to be a “just-in-time-inventory” anytime you need to inspire and guide innovative thinking.

Once you’ve learned how to facilitate each of the 8 sessions, we’ll personally coach you before and after your first "live" workshops to make sure you’ll be confident and successful from the very start. And, we’re always here to support you when you need us.

So jump right in! We’re sure that your professional skills will grow in your role as a Certified Innovative Thinking Trainer. And, you’ll be enabling people to meet their work challenges in a new, better, or different way as they strive to produce positive, innovative solutions.

We look forward to being with you on this journey, and wish you the very best!

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