The process of Innovation is Design Thinking and Design Thinking is a simple set of principles and methods that drives innovation.

Our programs delve into the fundamentals of innovation and immerses you and your teams in dynamic discussions and team exercises. As you put your knowledge to work in several design challenges, you’ll learn how to harness the power of design thinking to create a path to innovation, unveil new possibilities, and make a greater contribution to your organization’s future success.

Van Tyne Group will tailor a training program that is specific to the needs of your organization. Not sure what you need? Start with our Innovation Culture Assessment.

Van Tyne Group will work with your leadership team to develop your innovation courses:

  1. Review your organization’s current perspective on innovation and how you see it fit your strategy and business objectives.
  2. Work with leadership to determine who will participate in the innovation training.
  3. Innovation training – walk the attendees through the basic of innovation, design thinking and people-centered design. Explore a real, current problem that your organization needs to solve and apply these principles to solve the problem.
  4. Document the problem statement and proposed solution. Determine success metrics for the organization and target audience.

Reviewing current organization’s perspective on innovation usually only take a few hours depending how elaborate the documentation may be. The innovation training takes about a day to two days, depending on the size of the group and complexity of the problem we are solving.

Document the problem statement, proposed solution, determining success metrics for the organization and target audience can be accomplished in the course or as a separate exercise with key stakeholders. There may be a few meetings to review and finalize the course plan. You may elect to have continue oversight or check-ins when executing your first solution or conduct an innovation workshop around a specific problem.

Innovation course plan (for alignment/approval)

Innovation course outcomes (could be a new idea, process, service, product, etc.)