Collective Campus

Collective Campus

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Melbourne, VIC

How To Think Like An Innovator

What to Bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • The right side of your brain

What to Wear

  • Anything from smart casual to corporate

How To Think Like An Innovator

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the traditional and innovator's mindset, how they differ and the consequences of each in an innovative context
  • An overview of the innovator's DNA and tricks on how to become better at questioning, observing, networking and experimenting - critical innovation skills
  • An overview of the inventure cycle - imagination, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship - and how they apply to your business

What You Get

  • An overview of the traditional and innovator's mindset, how they differ and the consequences of each in an innovative context
  • An overview of the innovator's DNA and tricks on how to become better at questioning, observing, networking and experimenting - critical innovation skills
  • An overview of the inventure cycle - imagination, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship - and how they apply to your business
  • You will learn how to think like an innovator and make decisions that promote innovation rather than stifle it
  • You will run through a number of activities to help sharpen your right brain and get you to appreciate innovative thinking
  • You will be left with an activity to experiment the merits of your learnings in the workplace
  • You will get the foundation thinking required to get the most out of methods like the lean startup and design thinking

Description

At a Glance

Traditional business mindsets popularised during the 20th Century taught us to mitigate risk, avoid failure at all costs and embrace efficiency.

Unfortunately, disruptive innovation by its nature is inherently inefficient and chaotic and calls for innovators to take many small bets, embrace failure and risk.

This workshop will demonstrate the difference between the two ways of thinking and provide you with a foundation to be able to make decisions that support innovation rather than stifle it. 

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Ghandi

Preparing Your Mind For Innovation

Before you can successfully innovate, your mind needs to be prepared to both see and act on opportunity it comes across in the world. Otherwise, you will forever be bound to the incremental and replicable innovations that result from making changes based on constraints, risk and maximising efficiency. 

What You Will Get 

  • An overview of the traditional and innovator's mindset, how they differ and the consequences of each in an innovative context
  • An overview of the innovator's DNA and tricks on how to become better at questioning, observing, networking and experimenting - critical innovation skills
  • An overview of the inventure cycle - imagination, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship - and how they apply to your business
  • You will learn how to think like an innovator and make decisions that promote innovation rather than stifle it
  • You will run through a number of activities to help sharpen your right brain and get you to appreciate innovative thinking
  • You will be left with an activity to experiment the merits of your learnings in the workplace
  • You will get the foundation thinking required to get the most out of methods like the lean startup and design thinking
  • You will gain access to our member only discussion forums where you can share learnings, challenges and thought leadership with other innovation enthusiasts
  • You will gain access to exclusive Collective Campus alumni events, including opportunities to connect with both established and emerging startups
  • You will become a part of the exclusive Collective Campus community
  • You will receive ongoing thought leadership and case studies as they happen to keep abreast of the latest happenings relating the innovator's mindset and innovation at large companies

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This workshop is developed for any professional with an interest in innovation.

Everybody from leadership teams through to junior staff working at large corporates, SMEs and startups can benefit from this workshop, particularly in an age where innovators are becoming more valued within large companies that are increasingly susceptible to disruption.

Pre-Requisities

  • None

Where To From Here?

  • Enterprise Innovation Fundamentals

What To Bring

  • Pad and pen
  • The right side of your brain

Dress Code

  • Anything from suits and ties to jeans and Chuck Taylors! Innovation isn't dependent on dresscode.

Group Bookings

  • Contact the team at info@collectivecamp.us or (03) 9996 1257 to enquire about group bookings. 

Location

  • Our workshops and classes can take place both on campus, on-site at your organisation as well as third party sites and events such as conferences.

About The Instructor

Steve Glaveski spent time working at both Macquarie Bank and Ernst & Young, where he consulted for numerous ASX50 and NASDAQ listed clients, before embarking upon his own entrepreneurial journey. He used lean startup principles to validate assumptions underlying his first startup, Hotdesk, which lead to a successful fundraising round, before growing the office sharing platform to almost 1,000 locations across AsiaPac.

He has since gone on to advise other early stage tech-startups and is a co-founder of Collective Campus, sighting an archaic mentality of "the way things have always been done around here" as a key motivator for wanting to get into the space. Steve is also a regular innovation blogger, having written for Venture Beat, Startup Daily and Shareable in addition to independent publishing on LinkedIn. 

When not immersing himself in all things business and innovation, Steve can be found hitting weights in the gym, cycling down Beach Road, catching a live band on AC/DC Lane or enjoying some smashed avocado on toast at one of Melbourne's many famous inner city cafes.

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