Innovation

Simplex Workshop in Evansville

Are you looking for a process to help you build more effective teams, improve creative thinking, enhance collaboration, and facilitate complex problem solving?

Dr. Tad Dickel will be leading Basadur Simplexity Thinking Levels 1.0 and 2.0 from September 16-18, 2020, at Innovation Pointe in Evansville, Indiana. This program has not been offered to the public in Evansville since September 2018. We hope you will reserve your spot now. 

Think about the amount of change that has occurred in the last 10-20 years. As we get access to more information through technology, we are experiencing an accelerating rate of change, and organizations need to be more creative and innovative than ever before.

Most organizations understand the importance of creativity and innovation but lack a strategy for fostering a more innovative culture. This three day workshop will give attendees a process for creatively and collaboratively working through complex problems, challenges, and opportunities. Here are descriptions of Levels 1 and 2:

Level 1: Using Applied Creativity

People who work in organizations are constantly faced with change issues and ill-structured problems. This workshop builds skills in proactively seeking out problems and opportunities and implementing creative solutions on the job. This includes understanding the nature of problems and using a process to creatively deal with them for positive change. It emphasizes working with others in harmony to discover important opportunities for improvement in both products and procedures and creating and implementing practical new ideas. Participants learn by applying the Simplexity Thinking system individually and in teams to their own work-related problems. (From basadur.com).

Level 2: Leading Applied Creativity

Participants build skills in facilitating small groups through the Simplexity Thinking process and gain a deeper grasp of the Simplexity Thinking system, preconsulting, meeting roles, phases, group dynamics and debriefing. Participants facilitate actual problem solving meetings. Not only do these skills improve the ongoing productivity of teams, but participants gain a greater understanding of Simplexity Thinking and its use in formal and informal situations. The facilitation skills learned also develop a more facilitative leadership style. Graduates can proceed toward certification as Simplexity Thinking Facilitator.

To register, go to: 

https://www.usi.edu/outreach/lifelong-learning/professional-development/simplex-10-20-solving-complex-problems/

Previous workshop attendees wrote the following reviews:

“Grateful to have gone through this valuable training.”

“The whole process was a wonderful experience .”

“I really enjoyed it and felt so much more confident at the end.”

I greatly enjoyed the workshop and its facilitators. The class style was perfect.”

Dr. Tad Dickel is a leadership, creativity, and strategy consultant who works with businesses, nonprofits, colleges, schools, and churches. He received a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, Certificate in Foundations of Design Thinking from IDEO U, and holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Indiana State University. Tad is a Certified Basadur Simplexity Thinking Facilitator and Trainer.

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