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Leading for Growth

 Education and Technology Systems that Amplify Long-term Growth

To amplify growth, it’s all about strategy.

Start with Strategy, Define Structure, Blend Methods, Educate, Focus on the system.

The Innovation Garage provides blended education, expert consulting and coaching across the complete organization life cycle.

Whether it’s Strengths Development, Virtues Based Leadership, Design-Thinking, Lean Start Up, Lean Six-Sigma, Innovation Systems, Project/ Program/Product Management, Supplier Enabled Innovation, Center Led Procurement.

The secret is, it’s all about the blend.

We always prescribe an “educate first” model.

That means our desire is to engage our clients, listen deeply, understand the challenge, provide options, educate then coach.

Working with executive leadership and the CXO level, or management and employees teams to create blended learning programs for success.

​We are always practitioners first.

We use and blend these leadership training solutions for own organization development as well, because they are pressured tested and proven to work.

​The offerings presented are best in class and based on the latest in scientific research and our own experiences and practical field application.

​These leadership and team training solutions are the keys to helping spark or re-ignite long term growth.

Regardless of whether your organization is a start-up, small to medium enterprise, a non-profit or publicly traded Fortune 50o.

Our long term goal is to provide the proper solution for your needs.

For each of the elements listed, we can provide insight, analysis, business processes & recommend technology.

If you’re an executive, manager, owner/operator, or employee looking to discuss options, review our services menu.

Please give us a call to discuss programs, options, and blends for a custom built education program for your organization.

Technology Systems

  • Innovation Leadership Training, Education Workshops & Operating Systems
  • Product, Design & Development Team Building & Coaching
  • Design Thinking, Lean Startup
  • Lean Six Sigma/DMAIC
  • Project/Program/Product Management
  • Supply Chain & Procurement Team Building & Coaching
  • Negotiation Education & Coaching
  • ​Collaborative Contract Design & Negotiation
  • Patent Valuation & Business Processes to manage Intellectual Property
  • Savings Program Education
  • Supply Chain Design and Optimization
  • Risk/Compliance Programs & Education

Innovation & Growth Mindset Systems
for Executives & Teams

Your Executive Team will learn the new and effetive ways of thinking about growth.

Why: It is well understood that organizations that innovate for growth realize increases in scale and reach of services and net profit margin growth. These programs help organizations escape market forces that create commodities out of all products and services.

What: The Innovation & Growth Mindset Programs are custom designed experiences where you and your team learn the fundamentals of how to lead and manage innovation as a “system” that delivers growth. Programs can be  “Executive Summary” courses designed to make teams understand how to create psychologically safe spaces. All content is based on the latest approaches blending neuroscience research, group dynamics, organizational psychology, diverse thinking styles, and the optimal role of each person in the process.

How: You learn through interactive “Lab” classes, and start the process of integration with a set of “Application”classes and assignments. The agenda varies based on the needs of the group. Content is custom designed based on a series of assessments and strategy development sessions with your leadership team.

Innovation & Growth Mindset Systems
Express Overview

For Executives, Organization Leaders, Small to Medium Organizations, Non-profits or Civic Groups

Why: Organizations that innovate have significant growth in net profit or the scale and reach of their services. Innovation helps organziations escape market forces that create commodities out of all products and services.

What: The Innovation and Growth Mindset Express overview provides a 2-4 hour introduction to the themes of how to lead and manage innovation as a “system”. The Program is a high-energy and hands on overview designed to expose attendees to a new innovation mindset with a particular focus on what their role is in the process. Generally the session is part of a sponsored breakfast or lunch session with the interested group.

​How: You learn through interactive “experiments” during the session. The agenda varies based on the needs of the group of attendees but the basic flow is as follows:

  • A framework for “Why innovation and why now?”
  • A 20 minute Hands on Innovation and Growth Mindset Experiment
  • A laser focused definition of what is an “Innovation”
  • Basics of how to speed up creativity of your teams.
  • Basics of how to use Systems Thinking to drive out fear
  • A “re-do” of the Innovation Experiment to show what you learned
  • An application of Design Thinking methods and approaches to a specific challenge to your organization.

Innovation & Growth Mindset Training
Workshops

4 Hour, 1 Day, 1.5 Day, 4 Week, 12 Week, and Six Month Project Demonstrations

Innovation and Growth Mindset 101

This full-day Innovation Workshop delivers a basic understanding for increasing innovation speed & creativity.

In this full-day event, you will learn to accelerate ideas for new or improved products, processes, and services.

These test Drive Workshops provide a sampling of the basics of the how to apply systems thinking to creativity skills. This will help you to execute on your organizations growth plans.

Each workshop can involve a series of digital classes that are watched in advance. The live sessions drive deeper understanding through case study examples.

Post session, there are optional application assignments and certifications. This is where you begin the process of applying the learning to your organization’s specific situation.

What’s Next: The Test Drive Workshops cover many basic skills for innovation and growth. After the workshop, many attendees  look to pursue deeper levels of education for themselves and their organizations.

Innovation and
Growth Mindset Operating Systems

Total Organization Technology for Growth.

The custom designed and blended operating systems helps you to develop the confidence and capability.

Using innovation skills and education you are applying tools to grow your organizations scale and reach.

​Implementation involves a series of projects or “Waves” over 6 to 36 months, depending on the size and mindset inertia ​within your organization.

Backed by The Innovation Garage Workshop, a proprietary and licensable to your organization Learning Management System (LMS).

With The Innovation Garage Workshop LMS your organization can defuse the skills and content for growth at a pace best for you.

​Projects are focused on Problems or Systems that require problem solving and system redesign for the organization.

Classic areas include:

  • New Products & Services
  • New Customers and Markets
  • Sales & Marketing Messaging
  • Innovation Process Improvement
  • ​Innovation for Sustainability
  • Project/Program/Product Management
  • OPEX & Lean Innovation​
  • Supply Chain Best Practices

This well-proven innovation and growth systems implementation process builds a sustainable culture for long term growth.

The systems and tools have been utilized by such companies as Nike, Disney, and Proctor & Gamble.

Now they are available to suit the unique needs of all organizations, regardless of industry segment or geography.

​After the classes some participants like to “do it themselves,” while other prefer to progress of guided coaching from the experts at The Innovation Garage®.

Private workshops are available as weekly live or digital classes or as a multi-day on-site intensive programs.

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