Unlock the Creative Potential of Your Teams: An Introduction to the Simplexity Method of Applied Innovation

  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Most companies know that employee-driven innovation is fundamental to growth and remaining competitive.  Many fewer recognize that achieving innovative results requires an effective creative process and skills, as well as the right blend of problem-solving styles.  Lack of any of these can cause teams to struggle along their path to the goal. 

Some common challenges OD professionals encounter include leaders assuming they have identified the right problem to solve,  process improvement efforts that fail to surface the issues truly driving the inefficiency, and lack of agreement on the issues being faced or the correct ways to solve them.  

This engaging program will provide an introduction into the Simplexity method of Applied Innovation in groups.  Participants can expect to:

  • Learn the four creative problem-solving preferences and how these combinations impact a team’s ability to effectively and efficiently solve problems together.
  • Consider how consultants’ problem-solving preferences can impact the roles they assume in helping teams achieve their goals.
  • Understand an eight-step process to move through the phases of problem identification, definition and solution in a way that drives strong team alignment and commitment.
  • Learn several practical consulting tools and frameworks to use in boosting creative collaboration where you work.

Those who register will receive a link to take the Basadur Innovation Profile and will receive both individual and anonymous group results at the session.

Ellen L. Moran, Ph.D., is a business psychologist, ICF certified executive coach, facilitator and speaker. She works with leaders and their teams, both nationally and internationally, to create collaborative conversations, cultures and work climates. In the last few years her focus has become helping teams collaborate to be more innovative. She integrates her training in Simplexity, the LEGO® Serious Play® Method and Conversational Intelligence® to facilitate creative conversations and outcomes with teams.   Additional details for Ellen’s background, expertise and work may be found at www.leadershipdialogues.com.

Tim Basadur is a master trainer, facilitator and consultant with over 20 years’ experience delivering and leading applied creativity projects for corporate clients. He serves  on the leadership team for Basadur Applied Creativity (www.basadur.com). BAC is a unique global company with more than 40 years of experience in helping individuals, teams, and organizations use applied creativity to solve problems and create growth opportunities.  Tim is completing his DBA at DePaul University and was formerly assistant professor of management at Concordia University Chicago where he taught creativity and teamwork among other courses. His broad research interests include individual and organizational creativity, team decision making and motivated cognition.

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