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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.
Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
Brainstorm Facilitation
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Cultivating Innovation
Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
Our Blog Cabin
Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
What's the Problem
Einstein once said that if he had 60 minutes to solve a problem, he'd spend the first 55 thinking about the problem, and the next 5 solving it. This is the workshop he would have invented if time wasn't so relative.
Team Innovation
Innovation is a team sport. Brilliant ideas go nowhere unless your people are aligned, collaborative, and team-oriented. That doesn't happen automatically, however. It takes intention, clarity, selflessness, and a new way of operating.
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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.
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.

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Banking on Innovation Business Case
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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.

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