“There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.”

—Ken Olson, Founder DEC, 1977


Our Store features many innovation tools.

Our Video Programs teach the proven techniques of intentional innovation.

Our Workshop Trainings help organizations weave innovation into their everyday activities and consistently inspire the best from everyone on their team.

Our Strategy Sessions are immersive, entertaining, no-holds-barred experiences that deliver surprising new solutions.

We Speak at Events conferences, trade shows, and other keynote gatherings.

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About: “Innovate to the Future”

“The Innovation Center's unique approach to business development and goal setting is effective. Bringing diverse opinions to the table puts a fresh spin on the situation. A positive way to create the edge successful businesses look for.”
—Kathy Deggendorfer
ArtWorks, Sisters, Oregon

Books

101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving
by Arthur B. VanGundy

101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving

Employees who possess problem-solving skills are highly valued in today's competitive business environment. The question is how can employees learn to deal in innovative ways with new data, methods, people, and technologies? In this groundbreaking book, Arthur VanGundy -- a pioneer in the field of idea generation and problem solving -- has compiled 101 group activities that combine to make a unique resource for trainers, facilitators, and human resource professionals. The book is filled with idea-generation activities that simultaneously teach the underlying problem-solving and creativity techniques involved. Each of the book's 101 engaging and thought-provoking activities includes facilitator notes and advice on when and how to use the activity. Using “101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving“ will give you the information and tools you need to:

Generate creative ideas to solve problems.

Avoid patterned and negative thinking.

Engage in activities that are guaranteed to spark ideas.

Use proven techniques for brainstorming with groups.

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