The emphasis of the workshops will be on experiential learning comprising small and large group activities. Time will be allocated within each day for the opportunity to assimilate learning.

 Workshop 1. 4th November 2014

The aim of this workshop is for participants to: gain feedback on their idea; define the scope of the innovation and clarify its boundaries; develop their project plan; recognise the personal challenges they may come across.  Participants will come out with a clear route map for their project and with a commitment to the next steps.

9.00    Welcome and introductions

9.30    Delivering an elevator pitch.

11.15 Scoping and refining the innovation

12.15  Individual reflection, assimilation and group capture

12.45 Lunch

1.30    What’s in it for me?

1.45    Mapping 1

This session will start a process of mapping the project proposal and will involve defining the stages in proposal development, what needs to happen and when. The output will be a structured work plan with clearly identified steps.

3.15    Mapping 2

Building on the earlier mapping exercise this session will focus on determining the strategic networks and stakeholder engagement that are required to move the proposal forward.

4.30    Personal visioning.

5.00    Review and actions.

Workshop 2. 26th January 2015

The aim of the second workshop is to review progress, learn from each other about what has worked, identify the challenges faced and strategies to overcome them, identify areas for personal and professional development and define SMART goals for the further development of the innovation.

Participants will come out with renewed motivation, solutions to challenges faced and anticipation of future challenges, have identified personal strategies for managing the process and with clear goals to progress the project.

9.00    Welcome

9.20    Review: what worked well, what are the challenges

11.00 The personal opportunity and challenge

Tapping into confidence, getting out of your own way; the inner critic; establishing personal commitment

12.30  Lunch

1.30    Addressing the challenges/Creating Opportunities:

3.00    Resources. Personal strengths.

An exercise to draw out individual strengths and identify a) how these can be applied to the process and b) what strengths need to be developed.

3.45    Paired coaching

Paired coaching session to draw out lessons from the day, identify actions that need to follow and create SMART goals setting for the project.

4.30    Group review and setting up the 1-1 and group coaching.

Over the course of the programme and up to 6 months after commencement all participants will receive 3 sessions of 1:1 coaching (45 minutes per session) with Will Medd via phone or skype.

6 months following commencement there will also be a group coaching session via phone/skype to review progress within a group context and provide closure for the group.