Innovation Training

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Learn new ways to explore, think about, and solve complex problems 

When faced with a complex work, system, or organisational problem, it is common to feel stuck in a rut and that the current way is the only way. Although you might know something needs to change, it can be hard to make sense of what that is. 

This course teaches you the necessary skills and tools to better understand your problem, apply a new range of thinking styles to explore the underlying issues, and importantly, find solutions.  


We offer two training options:  

  • a two-day course available to book through the Recovery Academy 

  • bespoke training packages for teams who want to work together to solve their current problems, and learn the tools they need to solve future problems – please contact for more information  


How will I benefit? 

This training course will introduce you to a range of Systematic Innovation tools. You will also gain an introductory understanding of Inventive Principles, which are robust, solution focused strategies.  

You will bring your own problem to the course and will have the opportunity to work through this using Systematic Innovation tools and Inventive Principles, with the support of our trainers. 

At the end of the course, you will have gained a greater understanding of your current challenge and how to address it. You will also be able to use the Systematic Innovation toolkit in any situation to gain greater insights into the issue you are facing and how to solve it. 


What will I learn? 

The course introduces Systematic Innovation and Inventive Principles, covering: 

  • An understanding what psychological inertia is 

  • How to use a range of thinking styles to explore problems 

  • How to analyse complex problems using the Systematic Innovation toolkit 

  • An introduction to Inventive Principles and how to use them to find solutions to ANY problem 

  • An understanding of your complex problem AND solutions to take away 


Who is it for? 

This course is aimed at NHS managers and clinicians to help them get to grips with and begin to find solutions to the challenges they face. These could include, but are not limited to: 

  • Changing types of treatments available to service users 

  • Use of health and wellbeing apps to improve personal health management 

  • Use of data driven analytical systems to support decision making 


What do delegates say about the course? 

‘It was fascinating to learn about how to jump from one innovation curve to the next – that is how to take that big leap forward. The knowledge I gained on the course helps shape my thinking about problems and solutions.” 

Anthony, a sales manager in the telecoms industry

Previous delegates have said that the course got them out of old ways of thinking and enabled them to find creative solutions to problems, boosting their confidence about dealing with and finding solutions for complex problems. Delegates enjoyed gaining practical insights into how to use the principles of Systematic Innovation and applying this knowledge to their real-world problems. After attending this course, people are confident about being able to apply their new skills and knowledge in the future. 

As a patient

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