Workshops


Sarah's workshops are custom designed to fit your innovation and collaboration goals.  Each program features a combination of rich content delivered in an interactive format which engages participants in dialogue and hands-on experiences. 

Sarah also features simulation programs which allow workshop members to apply principles learned in the workshop to  real-world challenge they are tackling now. 

Choose from the following themes, or create an innovation theme you would like Sarah to address. Workshops are offering in half-day, full-day, or multi-day formats:

Innovation and the Technical Mind: Breakthrough Strategies from Thomas Edison

    • Learn new methods for unleashing the creativity of technically-oriented workers
    • Identify how technically-minded employees can work more collaboratively with others

Reskilling Your Workforce for Innovation Success

    • Learn why workforce reskilling is crucial for innovation success in the coming decade
    • Understand the meaning of reskilling and how to foster an environment where reskilling can flourish
    • Recognize the linkage between reskilling and workforce engagement
    • Identify the top 3 most crucial areas for reskilling and how to leverage them in a multi-generational workforce

A Day In Edison’s Laboratory: Exploring the Five Competencies of Innovation

    • Understand how an innovation mindset, problem-solving, culture, team design, and value creation intersect
    • Bring a current business challenge into this session, and use Edison's innovation tools to newly examine it
    • Identify where key gaps in collaboration may be stalling your innovation efforts
    • Complete an innovation assessment to determine where your team holds its greatest innovation strengths
 

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Innovation Excellence Blog

Check out reviews of Midnight Lunch from these respected bloggers:

Kaihan Krippendorff of Fast Company

Verne Harnish of Fortune.com

Jack Covert of 800CEOread

Julie Anixter, co-founder of the Innovation Excellence comm'y

The Brightidea innovation community

Forbes blogger John Nosta

Culture scout Patricia Martin

 

Build Competitive Advantage Through Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™

I work with organizations that want to bring innovation to their center of their business practices so they can drive growth and create relevance. Drawing upon the timeless innovation methods that propelled Edison's success, I offer innovation training programs, workshops, keynote speeches, and live collaboration experiences that:

  • Inspire you to think like an innovator
  • Create a common language for innovation
  • Identify growth platforms for profitable new products and services
  • Create true collaboration
  • Develop creative problem-solving skills

What processes for innovation do you have in place? Contact me to learn how you can begin to Innovate Like Edison starting now.