All team building workshops and courses are offered as a half-day or full-day training. They can be delivered in-person, online, or as a blended (partly in-person and partly online) training.
Engaging Employees in Innovation
If your organization is committed to innovation but few people really know what it means or how to put it into practice, this course is for you! In many organizations, innovation is seen as an exclusive activity, the domain of leaders who bring innovation to their staff by inviting them to the innovation lab and other one-time activities. However, if your goal is to foster innovation across the organization, then you need to create a culture of innovation and ensure that all team members, from the grassroots on up, have the right skills and tools to allow them to be engaged in innovation every day.
In this course we will get to the real meaning of innovation and how to engage your team in innovative practices. We’ll discuss the importance and value of an organizational culture of innovation, where intrapreneurship is supported, where people are encouraged to be agile and resilient and to engage in creative problem solving within their roles and as part of their staff development plan.
The Innovative Team Mindset
Humans are natural innovators, but we don’t always reach our full potential or even give our best in a team setting. Every day we solve new problems, meet new challenges and pursue new opportunities. To do that, we tap our creativity—our own unique blend of vision and curiosity, realism and imagination, analysis and action. When we do this with a team the results can be exponential, but team innovation requires self-awareness, collaboration skills and the right tools for the right challenge.
In this course you will develop the self-awareness of your team’s psychological diversity and the thinking skills to step up your ability to innovate with your team. This course includes the FourSight self-assessment and Team Report.
Creative Problem Solving Skills & Tools
Complex problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration have all been identified as key 21st Century skills. However, the education system has failed at preparing employees to exercise these skills in the workplace. In this course, team members will develop personal thinking skills and acquire the structured process and tools that increase their ability to engage in complex problem solving. This course includes the Creative Problem Solving Tool Deck
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Sol Santos-Pyne Chief Innovator and Prototype Evaluator. He is always ready to help design, paint, cut and install. Sol will show you what’s possible and will also try the impossible. He is the bravest monkey of all.
Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.
Beto Santos-Pyne Video Producer and Editor as well as a Reliable Helper during heavy installations. When he is not building intricate systems in Minecraft he is the top ranking swinger on the monkey bars.
Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.
Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.
Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.