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Wednesday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Story Techniques for Creative Collaboration Pt 2

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As Helen Keller said, “The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” This session will continue the exploration of how story techniques apply to Creative Problem Solving. Stories spark the imagination and get creative juices flowing. Story-based techniques during ideation help to generate ideas that have more emotional context and empathy. They also put people into a playful mood to enhance creative thinking and imagination. 

Stories can also keep the spirit of the original idea alive when guiding teams through development, prototyping, and testing. Storytelling can help teams stay inspired and keep stakeholders on board. This session will explore story-based techniques for ideation, development, and managing stakeholders through interactive, virtual exercises.

You will experience a variety of facilitation techniques and tools to incorporate stories into innovation and creative problem solving. Join us to share stories while you learn techniques like:
  • Empathy Story Stimulus (Target in a Tornado)
  • Campfire story circles (Best Customer Service) 
  • Storybox Ideation (new customer service example)
  • Six Word Stories (whiteboard: best customer service) 
  • Pitching with a Story

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You will apply story-based activities to spark the flow of ideas during ideation.
  • You will develop, test, and prototype. 
  • You will use stories to pitch ideas.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might amplify your impact by weaving story-based activities into creative problem-solving processes.
  • You might engage teams through the use of stories during innovation sessions.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might learn storytelling skills.
  • You might use story based tools and techniques.
  • You might experiment with new twists on the CPS process.

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Jean Storlie

President/Owner, Storlietelling LLC
Jean designs and facilitates processes to help teams solve business problems, using Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, and storytelling. She has been working as a facilitator since 2012, but worked with CPS techniques for many years before that through... Read More →
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Mimi Sherlock

Global Director of Strategic Insights, IFF
Mimi has used Creative Problem Solving as the basis for her work for the past 30 years. She has applied it and used it as the foundation of her approach in every role she has had in a very eclectic career. Mimi has been lucky enough to facilitate small and large teams using CPS across... Read More →

Wednesday June 16, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT