We design and deliver highly engaging, interactive workshops and events that provoke innovative thinking and action. Workshops at which participants surprise themselves with their own ingenuity. Participants who are from NGOs, Aide organizations, UN-organizations, scientists and academics at universities and field and headquarters staff at development banks -- all with a focus on economic development, capacity building and poverty reduction.
At our workshops and events, people have a very different kind of experience, with lots of activities that make sure people are interacting with each other and as a result the participants really do the thinking and generate the ideas and solutions. We run Innovation Labs and Hack-a-thons and Boot Camps and All-Hands meetings -- where people interact and get involved. It's hard to be passive while attending one of our events.
How do we make people feel?
Inclusive Innovation makes people feel like they *can* have impact; they can harness their creativity and intelligence and passion to make a difference. Working with us reminds them of their own potential, and helps them see the potentials in their colleagues and the communities they serve. We open their minds, and quite often also their hearts.
What are we famous for?
It's not that we come up with the innovative solutions. We stir the pot (with innovative meeting designs) that provoke people's thinking so that *they* (our clients, the participants in our workshop, sometimes even the people they will impact) can sort out their own solutions, creatively, and feel excited about them. And own them -- which helps, ultimately, to make them happen. We're famous for surprising people -- they come to a meeting thinking it will be typical, and leave feeling invigorated because they did the work, and they worked hard, but they really enjoyed it.
What do we always deliver?
It's always interactive when you work with Inclusive Innovation. Our clients can't be passive. We insist that people participate. You get to talk to different people and work in pairs and trios and small groups, where you can really be heard and you can really make progress. The process we use helps people get a new perspective on old challenges or ideas, and feel refreshed.
We always give people a tool kit. Even if it's not a training where they expect to leave with new methods, they cannot help it, after experiencing one of our meetings or events, thinking "I could use that at home..." in terms of the techniques we do to stimulate people's thinking and get them talking to each other in different ways. It's collateral damage, if you will. Aside from the output of the meeting, the participants are exposed to new and different ways of working, and it often changes how they work moving forward.