We design and deliver leadership training programs, innovation journeys, and short courses focused on innovation.
Our learning programs include follow-on coaching and long-term cultural transformation.
Our approach is hands-on, immersive, and applied in the spirit of Stanford University’s design community and Silicon Valley’s best practices. The emphasis is on learning by doing and through asking smarter questions. All programs are structured in multiple learning modes to accommodate different learning styles and job roles for an optimal learning experience.
Methodology & Tools
Our learning programs are built on the Foresight Framework, a proven methodology to find future innovation opportunities and also to create innovative organizations. It is a holistic and comprehensive approach developed by working with multiple organizations—such as the U.S. Army, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, SAP, and others in a range of industries—around the world. The tools have been taught at Stanford University for the last 10 years at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.
Participants work in small groups to practice and apply various tools, and where possible, we encourage groups to work on innovation opportunities that they can address directly in their own work and context. All participants are expected to attend the full program. As part of the learning process, participants deliver lightning demos to the entire group in order to learn from one another, facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas, and increase the diversity of perspectives heard.
Our instructors are exceptionally qualified and trained at Stanford University in designing and delivering programs to prepare innovative leaders. They have taught around the world across different organizations, regions, cultures, and industries.
We tailor programs to each group’s objectives for innovation and learning.
Many of our clients choose to start with a 2-or 3-day full immersive program.
A sample agenda:
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|9:00 Welcome & coffee||9:00 Group discussion||9:00 Group discussion|
|9:30 Stanford Univ. tour||9:30 Why prototype?||9:30 Vision & networks|
|10:30 Design Innovation||10:00 Team exercises||10:30 Team exercises|
|12:00 Lunch||11:00 Lightning demos||12:00 Lunch|
|13:00 Silicon Valley intro||12:00 Lunch||13:00 Personal planning|
|14:00 Team exercises||13:30 Startup lessons||14:00 Team exercise|
|15:30 Company visit||15:00 Incubator visit||15:15 Group reflections|
|16:30 Group reflections||16:00 Group reflections||16:00 Final reflections|
|17:00 End||17:00 End||17:00 Farewell|
|18:00 Group dinner|
Meeting the Locals
For programs organized in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, we will introduce your team to local companies and experts, such as: