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Innovation by Design

Executive Skills Duration Customised Non-accredited training Customised delivery Dedicated Class

Today’s leaders are continually challenging constraints and being asked to do more with less. The ability to guide a deliberate process of innovation that leads to viable and valuable outcomes is an essential skill in contemporary organisations. In this series of workshops participants will gain insight and the contemporary tools needed to respond to marketplace volatility and ambiguity. Specific workplace examples will be identified, explored, assessed and planned.

Course snapshot

Clarify challenges

Ideate possibilities

Develop solutions

Implementation

Course structure

We have selected key subjects that focus on in demand skills for today's workplace and employers. These four workshops can be purchased as a collective suite or as individual workshops. The suite is designed to be as flexible in order to target your specific learning and development needs.

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Challenges

Challenges

In this workshop participants will discuss and explore how to articulate challenges to embark on the journey of innovation

Learning Outcomes

- Develop a clear understanding of workplace issues
- Ensure the right challenges are being addressed
- Reframe the challenges as workable questions
- Build momentum for exploration

Key Concepts

- Introduction to the Creative Model
- Get the language right
- Facilitating collaboration and clarity
- Framing breakthrough questions

Possibilities

Possibilities

In this workshop participants will be encouraged to stretch their imagination. They will explore possibilities and generate ideas.

Learning Outcomes

- Apply principles of divergent thinking
- Facilitate and encourage collaborative ideation
- Affinitise findings and build on consensus

Key Concepts

- The principles of divergence
- Fixed & growth mindsets and novelty
- Suspending judgement and the third-third of creativity
- Forced connections and affinity maps

Solutions

Solutions

In this workshop participants will transform ideas into feasible innovative solutions that enable people and outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

- Build on the merits of ideation
- Decide by consensus on courses of action or inaction
- Put together workable solutions

Key Concepts

- The POI-NT & PPCO praise first models
- Restating challenges and ideas into practice
- Analyse, compare and qualify competing solutions

Implementation

Implementation

In this workshop participants will plan to execute: bringing ideas to fruition and realising tangible outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

- Guide the process of collaborative planning
- Allocate resources effectively
- Project manage solution execution

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“MCI design and deliver a range of leadership workshops for our emerging leaders group each year. MCI’s content is always evolving, well designed to maximise learning and engagement and the facilitators are first class providing contextually relevant and engaging workshops for our teams. I would highly recommend MCI as a learning partner.”

Ben Lancken, Learning & Organisational Development Manager – TFE Hotels
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“I can attest that MCI Solutions absolutely deliver on their promise of innovation. The quality of the content is excellent, the calibre of facilitators is great, and I think the participant experience really sets MCI Solutions apart.”

Katie Poray, Human Resources Specialist - Woolworths Logistics
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“MCI has assisted Teachers Health Fund in meeting our formal education development goals for our pipeline of future men and women leaders. As a not-for-profit, getting high value for each learning and development dollar we spend is a priority. The support extended to our organisation from MCI from start to finish is a real credit to them.”

Leanne Jensen-Smith, People & Culture Manager - Teachers Health Hub

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    If you answered ‘Yes' to all four questions, then you're eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with MCI as we are an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

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