​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is ultimately designed to help leaders (who may not understand their own innovative capacity)  to run the essential elements of design thinking as a continuous process of improving the experience of their constituents.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

It's been said that the only sustainable competitive advantage an organization has is innovation. Design thinking is a systematic approach to strategic innovation, which invites your constituents/stakeholders/audience into a process of co-creating a more meaningful experience with your organization..

 

Strategic insights are gained through a set of tools that help the organization cultivate radical levels of empathy for its constituents, which includes seeing the world through their eyes, understanding the world through their experiences and feeling the world through their emotions. Rather than creating innovative solutions on behalf of the constituent and spending too much time on analysis, design thinking invites constituent to rapidly re-imagine and “try on” their own journey, tracking the levels meaning derived at each touch point with the organization, and turning their deepest (human) desires into experiences that are satisfied through your organization.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Learn the Basics of Human-centered design

  • Engage in the co-creative process and possibility mindset

  • Understand the persona and journey mapping process

  • Learn what is necessary for experimentation and learning launches in their organization

 
 

Learning organizations are veritable innovation machines. They transform themselves by  helping employees discover, capture, and share knowledge across the organization. This sharing of ideas and accumulation of knowledge allows employees to learn from their organization. It also gives the organization the ability to detect opportunities, pursue new investments effectively, and continuously adapt to its environment.

In a recent study of over 420 managers and employees, organizational learning was strongly correlated with competitive strategies including market differentiation, strategic flexibility, business performance, and cost leadership.

This workshop is designed to help departments such as Training, Organizational Effectiveness, and Organization Development, with identifying the current maturity level of learning systems within their organization. With the help of survey and interview data, Dr. Brendel will customize a learning experience where participants develop a strategy for launching their organization into new heights for innovation.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Develop Continuous Learning Opportunities

  • Promote Inquiry & Dialogue

  • Encouraging Collaborative Learning

  • Connect to the External Environment

  • Capture and Share Learning Strategically

  • Leading Learning

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is ultimately designed to help organizations create capabilities for collaborative exploration, strategic experimentation, and knowledge sharing.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

What if we re-conceptualized teams as both a laboratory for brilliance and an unique mystery of group dynamics forever unfolding? High performance teams require this new paradigm, lest they become irrelevant in times of change. To be continuously innovative, teams require special care, maintenance, and an environment of supports and challenges that makes them rise to every occasion. Most team building workshops create disorienting experiences (e.g. ropes courses and trust falls), but lack the type of deep reflection that is required to change habits of mind regarding belonging, contributions, selflessness, gratitude, trust, respect, and strategic alignment.

This two day course accomplishes these deeper dives and is aimed not only at increasing cohesion and goal alignment, but also moving beyond the "Performing" stage of team development to the "Transforming" stage. In this stage, team members actively work to challenge the premise and efficacy of their strategy, relationships, and integration of new support technology. Self-transforming teams have an edge in that they are not just focused on continuous improvement, but also helping each other grow.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Align their individual work with that of the broader team, and one-on-one with specific individuals on the team.

  • Develop greater cohesion and desire to work with fellow team members.

  • Establish a level of trust and rapport that years of working together often fails to accomplish.

  • Develop understanding of how each contributing member can help support the professional development of others.

  • Establish a sense of liberation from the outdated, run of the mill "team paradigm."

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is ultimately designed to give team members a protocol for navigating difficult discussions, develop a deeper sense of cohesion,  and share a deep sense of strategic clarity.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

 

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