Leading Brainstorms Like a Coach

April 28, 2021 2:00 PM EST

Purpose of the program

Brainstorming…it’s nothing new. It’s common corporate jargon because the concept of brainstorming has had over 70 years to become ingrained in our workplace culture. Despite its familiarity in academia and the corporate world alike, it certainly doesn’t mean leaders have mastered facilitating this creative group activity. Many people cringe when invited to yet another brainstorming session, while others put their game face on and sharpen their pencils with enthusiasm. These contrasting reactions should be expected as more often than not, brainstorms are not structured or led in a way that leads to pleasant experiences and effective results. To make matters slightly more complex, remote working environments have been perceived as an additional obstacle for collaborative problem solving or collective idea generation. This mini course will help managers and leaders understand how to get the most out of their people so brainstorming sessions can be productive and impactful even in remote working scenarios.

Who Should Register:

This training is designed specifically for organizational leaders interested in developing their team, optimizing team performance during brainstorming sessions, and creating a leadership culture that sets the stage for problem solving and idea generation.

Approach:

This mini-course has a unique “coach approach” to understand and enhance leadership skills from the perspective of certified coaching and leadership experts. Using this knowledge, you are going to learn strategies to cultivate a culture for brainstorming so teams can thrive when working together in person, remotely, or with a hybrid model of work. In addition to the live web-based sessions, a concise manual will be provided to registered participants. The final 15 to 30 minutes of each live web-based session is reserved for questions from attendees.

Learning Outcomes :

  • Develop a blueprint for an effective brainstorming session or team meeting
  • Recognize your scope of influence as a leader and facilitator when it comes to leading and/or participating in brainstorming sessions and/or team meetings
  • Identify and circumvent communication habits or behaviors that imped successful group activities
  • Learn how to optimize discussions and contributions when you lead meetings
  • Learn methods that can optimize brainstorming sessions
  • Identifying steps that optimize virtual meetings

Price: $197.97 CAN (plus applicable taxes)

About the Facilitator

Stefano has extensive experience as a Management Consultant partnering with purpose-driven leaders and organizations to help create impactful and innovative teams. Stefano acquired in-depth leadership experience in diverse sectors including aerospace, financial institutions, crown corporations, design, technologies, educational institutions, real estate, communication, electrical utilities, media, and the simulator market (for training and entertainment). His ability to partner as an advisor and coach has facilitated the development and launch of creative initiatives within corporations, and educational institutions alike. As a certified coach, Stefano transmits his passion by partnering with clients so that they can reach their full potential with a unique approach. Stefano is also a dynamic leadership facilitator, collaborating with leaders across the organization as they develop their management and mentoring skills. Some of his creative programs are offered to Papillon MDC’s top corporate clients.