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Conducting Genius
Brainstorm Facilitation Training

“The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.”
Thomas Carlyle

Conducting Genius is a 1-3 day certification training that's ideal for anyone committed to becoming a first-rate brainstorm facilitator. The training is especially suitable for change agents, team leaders, meeting facilitators, and organizational leaders who want to spark creative thinking and innovation.

Conducting Genius is highly customizable and represents the very best of our 25 years experience designing and facilitating ideation sessions for a wide range of forward-thinking organizations.

The training is modular, customizable, and can easily be adapted to fit the learning needs, social styles, and experience of participants.

While each Conducting Genius training is unique – in duration, scope and content – it is likely to include a selection of the following topics:

  • Framing effective problem statements
  • Identifying and transforming limiting assumptions
  • The DNA of brainstorming: structure and process
  • How to help left-brained people think out of the box
  • Pre session needs assessments, post-session follow up
  • The varied roles of a brainstorm facilitator
  • Why most brainstorm sessions fail
  • The right use of creative thinking tools and techniques
  • Emergent design
  • Maximizing the use of experiential problem-solving challenges
  • Idea capture methods
  • Diffusing naysaying and idea killers
  • Listening and feedback
  • How to design quick hitting ideation sessions (60 minutes and less)
  • Advanced facilitation techniques
  • Conducting idea workouts with key stakeholders
  • Real-time brainstorm facilitation practice
All Conducting Genius participants receive Idea Champions' Brainstorm Facilitator kit:
  • 172 page Facilitator Manual
  • Free the Genie (idea sparking) cards
  • Free the Genie Leader's Guide
  • Annual subscription to Free the Genie Online
  • Awake at the Wheel (our book about the creative process)
  • Other, TBD materials

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