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Top 5 Speaker
Mitch Ditkoff, the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions, has recently been voted a top 5 speaker in the field of innovation and creativity by Speakers Platform, a leading speaker's bureau.
Awake at the Wheel, Book about big ideas If you're looking for a powerful way to jump start innovation and get your creative juices flowing, Awake at the Wheel is for you. Written by Mitch Ditkoff, Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions.
See Mitch's keynote address Enjoy a 7-minute interview with Mitch at the Ethical Sourcing Forum in NYC: 3/28/11
Featured in Alltop Guy Kawasaki's Alltop "online magazine rack" has recognized Idea Champions' blog as one of the leading innovation blogs on the web. Check out The Heart of Innovation, and subscribe!
Face the Music Blues Band The world's first interactive business blues band. A great way to help your workforce go beyond complaint.

"In tune with corporate America." — CNN

Breakthrough Cafe.
A totally unique brainstorming salon. Great food. Great food for thought. Great people. Collaborate, have fun, get out of the box.

"Inno-waiters With Whine Lists" – The Breakthrough Cafe featured in January 2006 issue of
Banking on Innovation Business Case
Are You Ready for BOI?
Banking on Innovation
High Impact Creative Thinking Training

You know the drill: Competition's up. Profits are down. And everything you're doing is changing. It's the 21st century and most of us are reeling — out of breath, out of time, and out of what's left of our minds. It's business as unusual whether we like it or not — and it's time to do something different. But what? And, more specifically, how?

Enter Banking On Innovation — a unique, creative thinking training that gives absolutely anyone in your organization a unique opportunity to step back, slow down, think big, and become a creative force for positive change.

This highly interactive 1-2 day session is suitable for both intact work teams and open enrollment groups. And its impact doesn't end after the happy sheets are filled out. We offer graduates a wide range of post-workshop support to keep their commitment to innovate alive and well

Participants will...

  • Use the training to focus on a new business opportunity or challenge
  • Become painlessly aware of their inner and outer obstacles to innovation
  • Identify and go beyond their own limiting assumptions
  • Learn and apply 7 powerful creative thinking tools
  • Gain deep insights into what it takes to be an innovator
  • Generate a wide range of new ideas to make a difference on-the-job
  • Brainstorm effectively with peers
  • Adapt best innovation practices to their own sphere of influence
  • Re-discover the sleeping genius within them
  • Take personal responsibility for living the value of innovation
  • Become refreshed, renewed, and revitalized
Participants won't...
Yawn Lose interest Fry Wish they were somewhere else Waste their time Nod out Space out Hold out Squirm Leave early Wish they had gone into their father's business

Where Else Has Idea Champions Taught this Course?
AT&T Lucent Technologies MTV Networks GE General Mills Con Edison PricewaterhouseCoopers Ernst & Young ATMI First Chicago Houston Lighting & Power Met Life Goodyear Tire Michelin Scotia Capital Chicago Board of Trade

Watch a short video about Idea Champions and excerpts from a Banking on Innovation training. Call us and talk to a consultant about the Banking on Innovation live session for your organization.