Led by Jonathan Bannister, this online programme will leave you and your team with a shared set of tools and know-how that will transform your capability to
Design Thinking for Innovation
Discover Opportunities for Innovation and Digital Transformation with Jonathan Bannister
Design Thinking for Innovation
What are the programme outcomes?
On completion of this programme of workshops, you and your team will have a shared set of tools and know-how that will transform your capability to
In addition, this programme is designed to enable individuals and teams to:
Who is this programme for?
This programme is designed for individuals or teams who have an ambition or remit to become innovation ambassadors within their organisation – including but not limited to those with a number of years of people management experience.
It is particularly suited to those wishing to foster a culture of originality, ingenuity and creativity in themselves, their teams and their organisations. The programme does not assume any prior knowledge or training in the subject areas.
Who can I contact for more information about the programme?
You can drop Niall Larkin an email by clicking the button below to discuss or answer any questions.
Creative Thinking for Business Team
Release your creative potential and that of your team
- What is creativity? How inclusive is it?
- Principles of creative thinking;
- Bridges and barriers to creative thinking;
- The CPS (Creative Problem Solving) Model.
Reflection Question: If you had everything you needed to think creatively and perform at your best, what problems would you solve at work?
Problem Solving and the Design Thinking Toolbox I
Discover fresh perspectives and opportunities in the problems you face.
- Convergent and divergent thinking;
- Invitational stems to frame problems as questions;
- Techniques to defer or suspend judgement;
- Action planning incorporating Assisters and Resisters.
Reflection Question: What’s the most important problem for you and your team to solve at work? Try to phrase that problem as a ‘How might we…’ statement.
Problem Solving and the Design Thinking Toolbox II
Develop a healthy obsession with your customer.
- Design Thinking skills, and how they relate to creativity, innovation and brainstorming;
- Problem definition; identifying
customer needs and user groups;
- Customer journeys and empathy mapping.
Reflection Question: To make progress on your ‘How Might We…’ statement, who are the stakeholders you need to meet and empathise with?
Rapid Idea Generation and Insight
Stimulate unconstrained ideation and insight
- Creating the right environment for generating ideas;
- Tools and techniques for divergent thinking;
- Tools and techniques for convergent thinking;
- An introduction to the Basadur Innovation profile for individuals and teams.
Reflection Question: Based on your Basadur results, what profile do you present at work? How does the profile of your colleagues differ? Given your team’s overall profile, what tools might you use to stimulate ideas and insight?
Design Thinking for Strategy and Change Management I & II
Embed Design Thinking at the organisational level
- Principles of Design Thinking at the organisational level;
- Using Design Thinking to overcome barriers to strategic thinking and justifiable change management;
- Techniques to drive Design Thinking at the organisational level: What’s in my Design Thinking toolkit?
Reflection Question: Following this programme, what is the first step in your plan to embed Design Thinking into your organisation’s strategic practices?
How is this programme unique?
This programme recognises that innovation and digital transformation needs more than just the right people to drive it. It relies on detailed and repeatable processes to be successful.
This programme covers theoretical concepts but has a strong emphasis on empowering participants with the practical skills needed to positively impact their work environment.
When does the programme run
Next delivery for Design Thinking for Innovation begins Wednesday 9th November 2022.
What are the Greenhouse clinics included in the programme?
The programme includes additional optional support through our Greenhouse clinics.
This is where you can access support to apply your learnings to specific work-related challenges and develop your plan for tackling the same. The Greenhouse clinics are facilitator-led collaborative sessions that offer you a time and place to receive support, gather feedback and experiment in a non-judgemental environment.
The Greenhouse Clinic supports your progress in 3 phases.
About the Programme Leader
Jonathan Bannister has spent the last decade working with organisations such as Nottingham Business School, BlueJeans, Morgan Sindall and Fauceria to embed innovation, active learning and complex problem-solving skills into their organisations.
As part of the Creative Education Foundation’s core faculty, Jonathan is at the forefront of designing and delivering courses in creativity, design thinking, design sprints, and complex problem-solving. Jonathan has also designed the Social Business Canvas, a tool to help social entrepreneurs design and map their business models.