INTENSIVE IMMERSION COURSE - REGISTER NOW
The intensive hands-on course is three full days, starting on Monday July 13, and continuing through Wednesday July 15. It will take place in Chicago at the historic Keith House in the Prairie Avenue district, just south of the loop.
Registration is open for this intensive immersion course. (Advance booking is essential.)
The course leader is Gregg Fraley.
Facilitation is a skill you should have in-house if you want a continuous innovation culture. To register or make inquiries re course content and associated costs, click here.
The focus of the course is to learn – and practice -- a comprehensive framework for innovation facilitation. This is grounded in the formal framework of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) and includes best practices, and planning for ideation.
A very comprehensive list of facilitaiton tools and techniques for creative problem solving, ideation, and concept development will be covered. Don’t brainstorm like it’s 1949, learn the modern tools (Brain-writing, Challenge Mapping, and story-based concept writing, among others). The tools will enable facilitators to better scaffold creative thinking, including the use of trend-objects to do concept collisions.
For CPS, KILN will be using state-of-the-art materials from Basadur Applied Creativity. These materials are derived from the pioneering application and extension of Osborn-Parnes CPS in Proctor & Gamble over 40 years ago by Dr Min Basadur. The Basadur Creative Problem Solving Profile will provide participants will valuable insights into their preferred thinking style, and help them gain appreciation for those with other preferences.
The course has been designed to enable you to:
- Handle incremental innovation in-house by using your own internal facilitators, saving time
- Decrease reliance on external vendors for facilitation and grow your own innovation capacity
- Develop your own Creative Problem Solving capabilities, and structure activities that enable your colleagues to learn CPS by doing
“If you get the opportunity to do a workshop with Gregg Fraley, take it! This was a substantive and entertaining course. The content was rich and accessible. Our days together were very hands-on and experiential. We received ample opportunities to practice a variety of CPS methods and immediately apply our new skills to real-life situations.”
— Stacey Stern, Chief Collaborator at Stacey Stern Consulting