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Innovation Facilitation Training Course

Gregg Fraley less this intensive hands-on course. It runs three full days, starting on Wednesday October 22, and continuing through Friday, October 24. It will take place in Chicago at the historic Keith House in the Prairie Avenue district, just south of the loop. 

Registration is open for this intensive immersion course.  (Advance booking is essential.)

Facilitation is a skill you should have in-house if you want a continuous innovation culture. To register or make inquiries re course content and associated costs, click here.


 The focus of the course is to learn – and practice -- a comprehensive framework for innovation facilitation. This is grounded in the formal framework of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) and includes best practices, and planning for ideation.

A very comprehensive list of facilitaiton tools and techniques for creative problem solving, ideation, and concept development will be covered. Don’t brainstorm like it’s 1949, learn the modern tools (Brain-writing, Challenge Mapping, and story-based concept writing, among others). The tools will enable facilitators to better scaffold creative thinking, including the use of trend-objects to do concept collisions.

For CPS, KILN will be using state-of-the-art materials from Basadur Applied Creativity. These materials are derived from the pioneering application and extension of Osborn-Parnes CPS in Proctor & Gamble over 40 years ago by Dr Min Basadur. The Basadur Creative Problem Solving Profile will provide participants will valuable insights into their preferred thinking style, and help them gain appreciation for those with other preferences.

KILN's materials will provide participants with unique tools tailored for innovation including: scaffolding, concept blends/mash-ups, and Future Tense storytelling.


The course has been designed to enable you to:

  • Handle incremental innovation in-house by using your own internal facilitators, saving time
  • Decrease reliance on external vendors for facilitation and grow your own innovation capacity
  • Develop your own Creative Problem Solving capabilities, and structure activities that enable your colleagues to learn CPS by doing

For a full course outline and associate costs, please use this form to contact Gregg Fraley.

Interior of Keith House, in Chicago's Prairie District, where KILN holds Innovation Facilitation trainings. This photo was taken and tweeted by Stephanie H.