• Labs for organisations

    To reframe and explore problems in a safe space

    To discover organisational creativity

    To unveil innovation that can deliver results

  • Innovation Labs

    Ideas | Growth | Organisational success 

    Why an Innovation Lab

    To be at the forefront of change and to be ahead of the game, the ability to cultivate creativity and innovation in an organisation is imperative. No longer can an organisation rely on business as usual. However, many a firm has struggled to be more adaptive, to be more open to new ideas and to understand how it can all be done. We can show you how innovation can be nurtured, developed and sustained.

     

    An Innovation Lab is a unique opportunity that has the potential to shift the ground, open up the mind and instil confidence and trust in a collaborative environment where many hearts, minds and hands can come together to make a collective change for the good of the organisation.

    An overview

    An Innovation Lab is a learning journey based on the Theory U framework. The word 'lab' is used to indicate that this is an opportunity to explore and co-create new ideas and new ways of thinking. (Theory U is a change method that is founded by the Presencing Institute and is a world-renown centre for learning).

     

    We'll show you how to co-create and co-sustain an Innovation Lab to achieve meaning and long term results. Ideally, the lab is an initiative that takes place over a period of weeks or months depending on the nature of the idea or problem to be explored. You will also need a strong, committed and passionate team to take the lead and to co-manage the Lab.

    What you'll learn

    You and your team will learn to:

    • be open to new ideas
    • be more collaborative and empathetic towards each other
    • think more creatively and be better able to identify innovation solutions
    • see alternative points of view
    • see the bigger picture and understand strategic implications
    • co-create and co-facilitate the development and growth of innovation labs in your organisatioin

    Who can attend

    The Innovation Lab is aimed at people and teams in organisations that are:

    • interested in identifying innovative products and services
    • curious and open to new ways  of doing things
    • keen to develop alternative ways of thinking
    • focussed on the future perspective
    • looking to build innovation capacity

    What could result

    Taking part in an Innovation Lab may result in:

    • the creation of new ideas
    • the development of innovation projects and prototypes
    • the development of a culture of innovation
    • new leadership styles where collaboration and systems thinking is front and centre of mind
    • an organisation that becomes more focussed on the future and more outcomes-driven
    • more inspired employees

    Tools and techniques you will learn

    • Systems thinking
    • Design thinking
    • Creative thinking techniques
    • Empathic listening

    • Dialogue sessions

    • Mindfulness

    • Visual modelling using plasticine

    • Embodiment practices

    Generation Lab - a case study

    Generation Lab (or Gen Lab) is a team of committed and passionate citizens in Perth, Western Australian and in Malaysia who are working on co-building platforms of change that enable inter-generational collaboration.

     

    Gen Lab formed in response to the global Societal Transformation Lab initiative, which came about because of concerns that current ways of thinking and doing have caused the major problems that are now being experienced worldwide - loss of biodiversity, climate change, inequality, rising levels of depression and suicide and so on.

     

    Gen Lab is part of more than 300 teams worldwide that are co-shaping ways to build more sustainable and equitable social systems. 36 countries are involved with 149 cities represented.

     

    Gen Lab is taking place between February - May 2019. This is a real-time example of how we are co-leading the evolution of an innovation lab that spans the countries of Australia and Malaysia.

     

    Contact us if you would like to know more.

  • Catalyst Labs

    Inspired teams | Creative minds | Focus on Future

    Why a Catalyst Lab?

    The world is changing at a rapid pace. People and organisations face complex situations at every turn, and uncertainty prevails over where we are heading. The old ways of doing things don’t seem to cut it anymore. We see and feel every day the unintended consequences of decisions made that affect people, community, organisations and the environment that we live in.

     

    How can a team or an organisation overcome this? How can you help your people and your clients, make courageous decisions that take them into positive territory? What is required for you to lead differently so that creativity is cherished, people are nourished, organisations flourish and the financial figures still stack up?

     

    Our change program called a Catalyst Lab Program will help you answer these profound questions.

     

    Change doesn't happen with a one day training program; it doesn't happen just by attending a once-off workshop. Change happens over time; that's why we propose that this takes place as a journey over a period of weeks and months.

    An overview

    The Catalyst Lab is a learning journey based on the Theory U framework. The word 'lab' is used to indicate that this is an opportunity to explore and co-create new ideas and new ways of thinking. (Theory U is a change method that is founded by the Presencing Institute and is a world-renown centre for learning).

     

    Becoming a catalyst of organisational/team change requires you to explore your inner source of inspiration. We'll show you how to tap into your creative potential before helping you to understand your wider system of stakeholders.

     

    You will understand how to co-create the future of the team/organisation, while applying the practical steps required to make that future a reality. Along the way, coaching circles are facilitated so that your learning is immersive and experiential.

     

    Catalyst Lab is a learning program that can be co-designed to suit your requirements. Ideally, the journey takes place over a period of weeks or months depending on your team's availability. As with any kind of education, learning is most effective when it is experienced over a period of time.

    What you'll learn

    You and your team will learn to:

    • uncover blockages and discover unexpected solutions
    • develop a personal vision and gain clarity regarding shared vision 
    • think more creatively and be better able to identify innovative solutions
    • understand team challenges and work more collaboratively 
    • develop insights into future trends and apply it practically within current context
    • see the bigger picture and understand strategic implications
    • become facilitators of the future and in-house coaches with toolkits that we provide

    Who can attend

    The Catalyst Lab is aimed at people and teams in organisations that are:

    • wanting to develop a new kind of leadership style
    • interested in alternative ways of looking at problems
    • keen to understand and tap into sources of creativity
    • focussed on a new kind of future perspective
    • interested in developing 21st century skills
    • looking to explore ways of building and strengthening team culture

    What could result

    Doing the program is likely to result in a team/organisation that:

    • develops new leaders who are systems thinkers, future-focussed, outcomes-driven and compassionate
    • is more conscious, cohesive, connected and outcomes-oriented
    • has the potential to develop a stronger culture of innovation
    • has the ability to think outside the box
    • is  focussed on long-term, sustainable solutions 
    • understand their part in a system, and how the system connects to them.

    Tools and techniques you will learn

    • Systems thinking
    • Design thinking
    • Creative thinking techniques
    • Empathic listening

    • Dialogue walks

    • Mindfulness

    • Visual modelling using plasticine

    • Embodiment practices

    • Coaching circles

    • Nature retreats