Certified Applied Innovation Training

(4 Day Course)

The Official Applied Innovation Training designed by OpenGenius, leaders in Mind Mapping and Innovation


Our Applied Innovation Training will show you how to create and embed a culture of true innovation and creative thinking. Learn how to apply straight-forward, innovative processes to overcome everyday challenges and become a Certified Trainer to teach clients to do the same. As a virtual trainer, with Ayoa, you will have the ability to deliver smarter decision making and innovative thinking skills to teams and organisations, to help change the way they think and work forever.

Our Applied Innovation course is carefully designed to help you to think and work more effectively. Whether you are a coach, consultant, or trainer, you will know that your clients have demanding schedules which rarely permit them the time to think about their thinking. We fall into classic traps of selective thought processes, restricting our abilities by blocking our most innovative ideas. This mind-opening course will demonstrate how an organisation can achieve true innovation through serious fun, and generate bold, creative ideas without limits. Plus, gain the opportunity to become a virtual Applied Innovation Trainer and continue to help others to think more creatively.

Developed by one of the world’s leading experts in innovation and creative leadership, Chris Griffiths, the OpenGenius Applied Innovation course will allow you to train your clients to think and work more effectively. Already a best-selling author of ‘GRASP The Solution’ and ‘The Creative Thinking Handbook’ Chris’ passion is changing the way people from around the world generate ideas and put them into action. By attending the course and becoming a virtual trainer with Ayoa, you too will be able to join Chris on his mission to encourage the world to think more innovatively.


Ed Allan

Quote BeginChris has profoundly changed my way of thinking and creating solutions, and has sounded a creative voice that I did not know existed.Quote End

Ed Allan Rear Admiral, US Navy (Rtd.)

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Four Steps
to Applied Innovation:


Define and develop a thorough understanding of your problem, before jumping to find a solution. Einstein once said, spend 55 minutes defining a problem and 5 minutes to solve it. Deliver training on how to reframe your client's perceived challenges, and challenge their thinking methods, leading you them to innovative solutions.


Apply generative thinking to adopt innovation as an attitude and facilitate new ideas. Teach key messages, in person or online, like brainstorming effectively without restrictions, utilising Ayoa to capture creative ideas. Become more confident in your own thinking and challenge everything you thought you knew and deliver this to others.


Screen and sort ideas based on their possible risks and potential rewards. Ask your clients to recognise any traps they may have fallen into in the past and adopt a new mind-set using universal methodologies to select the most effective solution. These tried and tested techniques give your clients the platform to move forward.


Successfully plan your solution through to implementation. With Ayoa, deliver your training in person or online through one unique tool and manage real-time delivery to measure success and outcomes. Take your new-found knowledge to train others and embed a culture of innovation within teams and organisations.


Our course takeaways when becoming a Certified Trainer include a decision radar, innovation worksheets, checklists and trigger cards, and an innovation toolkit to use time and time again with your clients to make sure they reach their full innovative potential. Plus, the OpenGenius team will be on hand to provide you with expert advice on how to effectively use Ayoa to virtually develop and teach key training sessions.

In addition to this, you will have the ability to work with your clients from a remote setting with the use of Ayoa, ensuring you have everything you’ll need to put your skills into practice, all within one place.





Why OpenGenius?

With official training from the world leading experts and our very own purpose-built innovation training centre, discover more about what makes OpenGenius unique.

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