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Innovator can be used to support myriad strategic conversations. The following are examples of common sessions. Each has a recommended group size but this can be altered to fit the requirements of the organization interested in the session. Many of these can be structured to support groups of 50 to 100 participants or more, but specific activities and timeframes may change depending on the outcomes required. There are also recommendations for timeframes for the sessions. These too may change to reflect the specific goals of your organization.

Sessions can be conducted at a location of your choosing, or executive retreats can be arranged in Orlando, Florida or San Juan, Puerto Rico, that can include other recreational and team-building activities. For additional information, contact us with your specific request.

Strategic Focusing Workshop

The most common of the strategic conversations, this session helps groups to look at the future of an issue of their choosing.

Strategic planning is an intense process, one that requires the best thinking of everyone involved. At the same time, strategies and priorities can change every day, and commitment is necessary to move the organization forward. This session will improve your organization’s ability to adapt quickly and with full input and support of key stakeholders. Using a strategic change process, you will examine an issue important to your organization: from the launch of a new product, entry into a new marketplace, examination of a business process, to the overall success of the organization. Participants will create a vision of the future for the issue being discussed and identify the critical success factors for making that vision a reality.

Suggested group size: 10 to 20 participants

Duration: 1 – 3 days

Business Scenario Futuring

When organizations look out far into the future, sometimes no more than a couple of years, the complexities and uncertainties surrounding that future are great. Changes in economies (local and global), in regulations, in technology, etc., all can have an effect on what success looks like for your organization. Since creating a vision for your organization depends on knowing the state of these and other key trends, Scenario Planning can be used to tell the stories of possible futures, giving you a framework for describing success in each. Scenario Planning is not about forecasting or predicting the future, but rather to provide a way to help you learn about the possibilities and be prepared for the eventuality of change.

Suggested group size: 10 to 20 participants

Duration: 2 – 3 days

Planning in Times of Economic Change

Using a strategic change process, you will plan your responses to economic change (downturns, upturns and uncertainty) and its impact on the success of your organization. You will endeavor to predict the future for your company and industry, understand the customer of the future and their needs in the economic climate described, and develop plans for success for your organization.

Suggested group size: 10 – 15 participants (C-level executives, department heads, high-performing employees in key roles in the organization)

Duration: 1 – 2 days

HR Planning for the Future

Develop a vision for your human resource services so that it aligns with your company’s goals and provides real value to your most important asset – your employees.

Suggested group size: 10 – 20 participants (HR executives and key personnel, department heads / representatives, C-level / executive team representatives, employees who receive HR services)

Duration: 1 – 2 days

Strategic Work Profiling

A session in which the group creates a future-focused job profile (job futuring) for a specific role in the organization. Participants should have an understanding of the organization’s current strategic vision and goals, as well as an understanding of the job being examined. A detailed description of the job as well as the critical competencies that are required for success will be developed.

Suggested group size: 10 – 20 participants

Duration: 1 – 2 days for the first strategic work profile, 1/2 to 1 day for additional SWPs.

Culture Convergence

For companies who are undergoing shifts in organizational culture. This can be the result of mergers with other companies, or changing demographics in the workforce. The group will examine the similarities and differences between the groups, identify a shared vision of success, and learn how to work towards a new culture that is positioned to drive the organization towards success.

Suggested group size: 15 – 20 participants

Duration: 2 – 3 days

Challenging Team Performance

For an intact team (new or existing) that wants to develop a plan for success and identify areas of performance improvement. The purpose of the session is to gain alignment on the key things the team must identify and implement to improve overall team performance.

Suggested group size: 10 – 15 participants

Duration: 1 – 2 days

Innovator Training

Do you want to become a consultant or add to your consulting skills? Would your organization benefit from an improved decision making process? From having more effective meetings that are on target and on purpose? Would you like to improve the way you do discovery and gather information from your clients? Trained Innovator consultants learn the protocols, processes and techniques necessary for conducting successful strategic group dialogs. During these conversations voting software and wireless handheld keypads are used to focus the discussion by quickly and anonymously prioritizing issues and ideas.

Suggested group size: 7 – 20 participants (can be mixed audiences from different organizations)

Duration: 2 – 3 days

Requires purchase of an Innovator license