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PROGRAMS THAT TEACH PROCESS, CONCEPTS AND APPLICATION TO REAL PROBLEMS

Most people want to be more creative than they are, but don’t have a clear understanding how to get there. As a professional creative with more than thirty years experience leading an award-winning agency, I know how generate new ideas. With more than twenty years in education, I know how to teach.

Based on MGT353, my class at San Diego State University in the School of Management, Creativity + Innovation provides a structure for understanding the potential in people, teams and organizations. My tenure as Zahn Chair of Creativity + Innovation, Inaugural Director of the Idea Lab provided critical insights needed for proving the programs worked.

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VETERAN CREATIVE, EXPERIENCED CONSULTANT, STORYTELLER, TEACHING WHAT HE DOES BEST

Built on the lessons learned over decades of creative problem solving. Tested on cohorts of students within the university, continuing education and corporate training centers.

Training programs from The Idea Guy are like no other. One part academia, one part workshop, and a full serving of experience applying new knowledge in exercises, activities and relevant projects that bring individuals, teams and organizations closer to their goals.

“In my new role, I need to be The Idea Guy for my company. Where else could I learn exactly what I need to know, and who better to teach me!”

Training Programs

LEARNING BY DOING SOMETHING RELEVANT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO TEACHING CREATIVITY

Everyone has the potential to be more creative and innovative. A structured program, with clear goals, assignments and metrics provides the framework. My years of experience doing the things I teach provide the context. Delivering this in a playful format, with time for success and failure, engages professionals throughout the organization.

Each program has been designed to academic standards, including syllabus, workbooks and student learning outcomes. Each has also been tested across industries to comply with best practices and standards in corporate training.

  • Design Thinking : Designer Training | Learn how to use Design Thinking to generate new ideas and solve problems. Students will have the ability to develop a problem statement, create a project plan, execute each step and report on the solution generated. Includes Lecture, Reading / Assignments, Quizzes, Workshop, Project, Presentation.

  • Design Thinking : Practitioner Training | Learn how to lead Design Thinking projects. Students will learn how to initiate, lead and report on design thinking projects in order to understand impact and return on investment. Includes Lectures, Reading / Assignments, Quizzes, Workshops, Projects, Coaching, Presentations.

  • Design Thinking : Practitioner Training | Learn how to lead Design Thinking projects. Students will learn how to initiate, lead and report on design thinking projects in order to understand impact and return on investment. Includes Lectures, Reading / Assignments, Quizzes, Workshops, Projects, Coaching, Presentations.

  • Creativity + Innovation : Individual | Learn how to improve your personal creativity. Students will have the ability to develop a creative profile, generate a new idea and present to an audience. Includes Lectures, Reading / Assignments, Quizzes, Workshop, Project, Presentation.

  • Creativity + Innovation : Teams | Learn how to improve the diversity and creativity within a team. Teams will have the ability to develop a problem statement, create a project plan, execute each step and report on the solution generated. Includes Lectures, Reading / Assignments, Assessments, Workshops, Projects, Presentations.

  • Creativity + Innovation : Leadership | Learn how to build systemic creativity throughout your organization. Leaders will have the ability to analyze an organization, develop problem statements, plan projects and manage through the reporting on the solutions generated. Includes Lectures, Reading / Assignments, Assessments, Workshops, Projects, Consulting, Presentations.

It’s rare to find a director, coach, mentor, and friend quite like Kevin. I had the pleasure of interning under Kevin’s at The Idea Lab. Not only did Kevin teach me industry related skills to help kick start my career in Design Thinking; he also taught me the importance of an energetic work ethic. Kevin’s childlike enthusiasm and infectiously positive attitude made working feel like play.

Izzy Stangl, ZIP Idea Lab

Not only did Kevin hand me the Creativity & Innovation toolbox, but also taught me how to effectively use it. I never learned so much valuable knowledge in such short amount of time as I did in Kevin’s class. This class did something much more than teaching me valuable business knowledge, it guided me towards the true endeavor that I want to pursue in life.

Aladin Galijic, SAP Consultant

Kevin’s innovative teaching style is a true tribute to his experience and his passion. He equipped me with the knowledge and skills to identify critical issues, develop creative solutions and make these solutions commercial. What I was able to learn will undoubtedly better prepare me for a successful career and I could not more highly recommend his classes for anyone looking to get ahead and equip themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Samantha Saunders, Product Manager, Goldman Sachs

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