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Know Time
Creative Thinking for the Strategically Challenged

Know Time is a customizable 3 -4 hour innovation module that helps forward thinking business leaders accelerate the process of growing their organization in extraordinary ways. Both engaging and enlightening, Know Time is the perfect segue to strategic planning because it allows participants to identify their limiting assumptions and generate the kind of game changing ideas that infuse strategic plans with real meaning and passion. While no two Know Time sessions are exactly alike, they all include a mix of hands-on problem solving challenges, creative thinking tools, brainstorming, teambuilding, coaching, and tutorials on establishing a sustainable culture of innovation.

Sample Agenda

15 INTRO: The Need for Innovation and Creative Thinking
Establishes the business case for innovation and sets the context and ground rules for the 3-hour module
15 ICE BREAKER: Where do you get your best ideas?
A full group discussion that provides keen insights into the kinds of environments and catalysts most conducive to creative thinking
10 EXPERT WITNESS: Definition of Team Challenge
The resident "content expert" provides deep background on a previously identified business challenge which participants are equally committed to brainstorming.
20 MINDSHIFT: No Strings Attached
A hands on problem solving challenge that gives participants a fun, hands-on opportunity to experience how innovative they are — and what behaviors tend to obstruct success.
20 DEBRIEF: Articulation of team's limiting assumptions
The back-to-the-job application of the previous experiential challenge. Provides an opportunity for the team to identify a wide range of limiting assumptions likely to sabotage the impact of their strategic plan.
15 Break
60 BRAINSTORMING: BrainWriting Technique
A full group brainstorming session that unleashes a flood of ideas in regard to the teams' "How can we?" business challenge. Also identifies champions and ad hoc teams committed to following through on selected new ideas, initiatives, and strategies.
15 REFLECTION: Free the Genie
An opportunity for participants to pause, reflect, and commit to new ways they can be more innovative on the job.
10 CLOSURE: Acknowledgment Circle
Wrap up, next steps and evaluation of session
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