This is an extremely high energy, fast-paced, ‘ideation’ event.
We use the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process and a variety of experiential learning tools to generate and maximize creative thinking.
Event Specifics: No more than 12 participants – We’ll work with you to define your resource group. The event can last from a ½ day to multiple days, dependent on the objective.
What are you looking for?
- A novel solution to an ongoing problem?
- Need a new product or the next-gen of an old one?
- Need to revise/create a system or process?
- Do you have a new opportunity to investigate?
- Changes talking place to your industry?
- What to call that product or service?
We find that 2 factors play a large role in the quality of the ‘ideation’ event:
Consider the participants your resource group. A diverse group can be more successful at thinking creatively. Perhaps we could invite a customer, a vendor, someone from a different department within the organization, someone from a completely different industry. Diversity is helpful!
Our ability to think creatively is affected by our physical surroundings/comfort and psychological support. Nurture participant’s ability to think creatively through the selection of a novel and supportive event location.
Note: Learning the Process – Check out “Brainstorming, the art of ideation” under Professional Development. We would love the opportunity to teach your staff how to utilize this tool effectively!
Additional Related Programs & Services
Customer Advisory Board
You don’t have to be a Fortune 500 to benefit from Focus Groups!
No one knows more about the performance of your business or organization than your customers. Let Focus Intent coordinate and facilitate a customer advisory board for your organization. Customer groups of 6-12 will be utilized to explore their perception of your organization, what you’re doing well, and what they believe you could do better. Additional benefits of this process include:
• Increased customer loyalty of participants
• New customer generation – participants tend to advocate and refer for you
• Lots of new ideas without the cost of expensive focus groups
STRATEGIC PLANNING PRIMER
Let us jump start your strategic planning process. The primer is designed to help participants recognize and explore the information needed for an effective planning process. We facilitate a SWAT Analysis and more. Begin your strategic planning process with a solid understanding of your organizations current landscape. If desired, Focus Intent will continue the strategic planning process with you through to completion.
REFLECT & EVALUATE
Performance evaluation is critical for performance improvement. This half-day session provides a quick and innovative way to assess how staff perceive their personal performance and the organization’s performance. We utilize engaging reflection and evaluation activities to answer the following: How did I do? How did we do? What have we learned? What does this change?
*Best-utilized at year-end or the beginning of a new quarter.
In order to be successful, meetings can benefit from the participation of an outside facilitator. To help achieve your objectives, Focus Intent develops customized action plans, oriented for meetings, that are both affordable and effective. We require a close working relationship with the session organizers to ensure a thorough understanding of objectives and desired outcomes.
If you’re looking for a specific program or service, but don’t see it listed, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your needs and design a program customized for your group or organization. Learn More!