Our Impact Labs are immersive, interactive workshops. Each Lab produces actionable projects that offer novel and concrete solutions to tackle complex challenges, like the SDGs. We gather traditional actors, such as development and aid organizations, corporate funding agencies, and scientists, policy makers, together with unconventional ones, like farmers, social workers, health care workers, teachers and parents, to include those who are most impacted by the problems, and the solutions.
Our Next Gen Leader Labs are not your average leadership training experience. We engage participants in a reflective exploration of their own leadership style, using a collective leadership framework and a collaborative toolkit that will help them inspire and empower the people around them.
Learn more about our leadership workshops here.
"As a result of the workshop, I pay attention to how I judge and comment on colleagues' ideas. I listen more than I used to. To me, the workshop was a guide for a healthy working environment.”
“Perhaps the most important skills that I acquired were listening skills and the ability to suspend judgment while listening to another person. That does not come naturally to a trained scientist. Further, I learned ways of encouraging collaboration amongst students (perhaps even colleagues) through the creative use of post-it notes. This is (to me) a novel approach and also allows everybody in class to contribute equally.”
“I have been to hundreds of training and workshops, as both a participant and a trainer, but the three Inclusive Innovation workshops I participated in have put my understanding of learnability, teach-ability, communication and leadership skill-acquisition into question. Beyond the content, the workshops were journeys that facilitated, in no-time, a sincere, deep intellectual and emotional connection with all the workshops’ participants and facilitators alike. I learned that while leadership, communication, and problem-solving are learned skills, they can only be acquired when the inner-self is activated.”
“Incredibly inspirational: the people behind Inclusive Innovation live their mindset for leadership and human collaboration. Their workshops are truly experiential. Their tailored process enables individuals and teams to live through own aha moments. The facilitation team continuously guides with compassion towards new ways of co-creation and towards excellence. They are in service to each participant in the room. And lastly: their workshops deliver immediate results!”
"The Sandpit was a great adventure in Haiti, where data-driven decision making is uncommon. Despite setbacks from political unrest, we were able to generate significant ideas from the activity. The process inspired participants from across the financial sector, enticing them to use recently collected data from various sources to develop actual new products using the iterative co-creation approach of the Sandpit. The beauty of the methodology is how the chaos that results from the brainstorming session slowly and brilliantly turns into an organized, intelligent and practical solution. The rigorous (yet fun) approach is an unforgettable experience that not only produces immediate results but remains as a blueprint for participants. Inclusive Innovation's qualified staff can adapt to any environment to make their Sandpit a success."
"We approached Inclusive Innovation with a challenge: to work with us to create a workshop curriculum that met specific goals for course competencies suited to participants in three very different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Inclusive Innovation adapted their engaging, participatory workshop approach to our workshop needs and the rooms were buzzing in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Mozambique. Our follow-on impact assessment showed that on average our workshop participants passed on knowledge to over 100 other technology entrepreneurs in their countries, expanded their Personal Boardroom, and refined their own understanding of who was in the networks supporting their startups. These impacts far exceeded our goals, and we give substantial credit to Inclusive Innovation’s approach to create a very active learning environment."
“Working with Inclusive Innovation is what made it possible for CLARE to run CLARExchange as an inclusive opportunity for a wide range of team members working on different projects to share and engage early in the program, and in a way that is mindful of our carbon footprint. We were so impressed with their motivated and positive responses to every challenge we brought to them!”
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