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Innovation and Design Thinking

The 21st Century is witnessing the ongoing reinvention of all industries, professions, and enterprises. For some the disruptions have been earlier and more rapid, but all will have their turn – including education. In this time of disruptive rethinking and reinvention in this environment, design thinking-shaped innovation is the new skill set essential to success.

Strategic Initiatives provides clients with guidance in designing, facilitating, and establishing design thinking and innovation processes or activities. We bring expertise to help clients create new innovation and design capacities, sharpen current processes, or design and facilitate stand along innovation events or activities. We provide a full range of innovation services from ideation to implementation to achieve our clients’ most-needed outcomes:
  • design thinking, taking advantage of design thinking to solve your toughest problems
  • discovery, exploration, research, assessment to determine the extent of the challenge
  • futuring, “planning from the future backward”
  • ideation, facilitated processes for idea generation
  • convergence, first diverging to fully explore, then converging on the best path forward
  • business plans, building the case for innovation implementation
  • strategy, implementation, and action plans for moving innovations forward