Creative Tools for Trainers
A Toolbox for Trainers
Event Tickets Also Includes:
– Pre-Event CPS Primer on Nov. 8th, 1:30-3:00 PM CT
– Post-Event Reflection & Coaching on Nov, 29th 1:30-3:00 PM CT
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Super early bird ends and prices will increase to $799 on Oct 1st
November 14, 2023
Interested in a private cohort for your team?
What to expect
You will come out of this workshop with greater creative confidence and inspiration. You will learn a proven framework to work through problems with a creative approach and tools to bring this approach to life. There will be minimal lecture, but ample room for discussion. Be ready to explore, play, and practice. We believe in supporting creative, playful, engaging environments coupled with practical, meaningful work.
What You'll Learn
This fast-paced workshop will provide a primer on the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process and take you through some of the "gold standard" CPS tools. You will gain a clear understanding of which tools to use at each stage of the CPS process, as well as how to modify them to fit your approach, meet your session objectives, or simply add a bit of creative flair. You will also learn a variety of energizers and fun grouping games to keep your sessions engaging and interactive.
How You'll Learn
This workshop will be highly interactive and hands-on. We will introduce a framework in a workshop pre-session (virtual) and demonstrate tools that you can start using immediately after the training (in-person). You will experience and practice these tools to become familiar with them. You will also explore and discuss ways to fit the tools into your own approach and methods. Following the in-person session, you will have the opportunity to reflect, connect, and gain feedback in a virtual group coaching session.
Experience and Explore
Connection & Curiosity
Deep Work Session
Tools: Clarify the Challenge & Generate Ideas
Deep Work Session
Tools: Develop Solutions & Implement Steps to Action
Experience and Explore
Reflection & Community
Who Should Attend
Team Managers & Leads
who want to learn more & benefit from the power of facilitation practice
Experienced & New Facilitators
who want to level up their facilitation skills and enhance their facilitation tool belt
who want to gain feedback & uncover new resources with forward-thinking activities
who want to build engaging and impactful learning for staff and clients
Understand the core principles and stages of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process and confidently know which tools to employ at each stage.
Learn how to modify the "gold standard" CPS tools to suit your unique approach, align with your session objectives, or infuse creativity, ensuring no session feels "cookie-cutter."
Discover a range of energizers and fun grouping games to keep participants engaged, turning potentially monotonous sessions into lively, interactive experiences.
Benefit from a complete learning journey that includes both pre-session virtual introductions and post-session virtual group coaching, ensuring you have a comprehensive grasp and practical application of the tools learned.
Austin, TX 78701
What People Are Saying
"I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work."
"Anyone that can construct a sequence of conversations to lead others is a metaskill. Anyone who participates in meetings or owns an agenda would benefit from this. It is a whirlwind, but you are among others who are in charge of making an impact. This is a practical, hands-on deep dive for managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who can change their culture by leading meetings like a pro."
Apply for a Diversity Scholarship
A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.
Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.
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