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Facilitation for Innovation: Inspiring Group Creativity

Description: Teaches ways to foster group innovation using facilitation tools and approaches that spark creativity. Facilitating group creativity for innovative action has always been a challenge, perhaps never more so than when a group is tasked to “think outside the box” on the spot and come up with new solutions to a problem or situation. This highly interactive course utilizes creative tools to explore and practice group innovation.

Participants learn methods that can be immediately applied to foster creative teamwork.



  • Facilitate processes to heighten and enhance a group’s creativity.
  • Frame and reframe problems and dilemmas.
  • Resolve issues and problems creatively.
  • Develop innovative strategies.
  • Expand toolkit with methods to enhance creativity methods with groups.



  • Harnesses the power of creative collaboration to improve organization effectiveness.
  • Exercises the creativity of the group members to develop innovative solutions.
  • Helps the group view problems through a new creative lens.
  • Builds confidence in applying multiple practical techniques and strategies for facilitating innovation.


Who Should Take this Course:

  • Those who wish to develop the creative capacities of teams and groups
  • Organizational change agents
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders
  • Group facilitators
  • Local, state, and federal leaders and program managers

Course Length: One Day

Prerequisite: None

Upcoming ToP Courses

Facilitation for Innovation: Inspiring Group Creativity (1 Day)
August 11, 2020

Technology of Participation (ToP) PUBLIC COURSES Online

Facilitation Methods Online: Collaborative Skills for Leaders:  September 2020:  9 modules, each 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM:

Focused Conversation: 8, 9, 11; Consensus Workshop 14, 15, 18; Action Planning 21, 22 and 25

ToP Strategic Planning Online Edition: Mornings 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – September 28-October 2, 2020

Approaches to Environmental Scanning (1 Day)
October 20, 2020

ToP Secrets of Implementation (2 Days)
February 11-12, 2020

ToP Strategic Planning (2 Days)
October 7-8, 2019, April 15-16, 2020

Facilitation Graphics (1 Day)
October 28, 2019, December 8, 2020

Mastering the Technology of Participation  MToP (4 Quarterly Intensives)
Feb. 19-21, 2020, May 20-22, Aug. 19-21, Nov. 18-20, 2020

All courses in Sacramento unless otherwise specified.
All courses 8:30 am to 5:00 pm unless indicated

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