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An innovation course to drive improvements in your school or organisation.

The IDEAlab is a series of prototyping and problem solving workshops that will re-inspire, re-focus and re-energise your team. Based on our award winning work with thousands of educators across the globe and a track record of bringing dramatic improvements to schools, we know that innovation can be taught and unleashed. In the IDEAlab we work alongside your school team, or teams from a small network of schools, across two full day workshops to help them innovate and begin to action powerful solutions to their identified education challenges. The IDEAlab program is made up of the following components:

  • We provide assistance with the marketing and SELECTION of participants for the program including liaison with school principals and regional leaders and ongoing communication regarding logistics and scheduling.

  • An initial ONE DAY WORKSHOP where participants are quickly introduced to design thinking before moving into identifying and understanding challenges and missed opportunities in their settings. Participants then rapidly ideate solutions, before stepping into prototyping within the workshop. They will leave the day with a product or a program that they will then aim to test in a safe and controlled environment with students.

  • Throughout the twelve month program, all participants can engage with UNLIMITED strategy and coaching meetings with our lead facilitators through personalised email, phone calls and video conferences. During these meetings, participants access further learning, receive advice on decisions that need to be made and also (and often most importantly) receive encouragement as they work to action their change projects.

  • To reinforce the face to face learning we also provide access to an ONLINE LEARNING community in partnership with MyED. Participants can step through individual learning at their own pace, engage in group learning, or receive timely support from our lead facilitators.

  • In the second ONE DAY WORKSHOP, participants return with the results from their prototype and receive support to either pivot a concept which has not worked as they expected or refine one that has. They will also be skilled up with the tools they need to see their solution achieve ongoing change for students, scale beyond the original site and be sustainably led by others.

  • Our team work closely to monitor not only the changes that take place professionally and personally in the participants, but also the IMPACT on the students that are influenced by their change projects. We provide consistent REPORTING to the local and regional education offices to provide feedback on the program and help to spread best practice within and across schools. Impacts are shared through written reports which include photos after each workshop.

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SOLUTIONS CREATED BY THE AVERAGE PARTICIPANT IN THE FIRST IDEALAB WORKSHOP.

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LIVES POSITIVELY AND MEASURABLY CHANGED BY CHANGEMAKERS USING OUR AWARD WINNING CHANGE PROCESSES.

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PARTICIPANTS CAN TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM, CREATING A POWERFUL RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR SCHOOLS.

'Incredibly engaging. I have never been in a workshop that has come anything close to this.'

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'This was a great day. I am very excited to get started back in school and also to come back for the next workshop!'

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