Preparing to Innovate: On-Site Coaching
This is a 6-month diagnostic program, with 3 on-site meetings led by an EmcArts coach, that works to explore complex challenges, identify ingrained assumptions, and examine your organization’s adaptive capacity. It is a rigorous platform to bring stakeholders together, unfreeze the status quo, and prepare for innovation.
Modeled after our successful Innovation Labs
, Incubating Innovation is a 9- to 12-month “deep dive” that uses an action research approach and supports the design and prototyping of a significant organizational innovation in response to an identified complex challenge. A specially constructed Innovation Team, guided by an EmcArts process facilitator, oversees the process and coordinates an intensive retreat. For areas of your organization needing adaptive change, this program takes the place of traditional planning. Incubating Innovation has been proven in practice through all our national Innovation Labs.
A combination of Preparing to Innovate and Incubating Innovation, adaptive planning is EmcArts’ response to the continued call for “strategic planning.” The program runs for 18 months and helps organizations identify complex challenges, distinguish adaptive and technical responses, assess current adaptive capacity, and design and prototype a significant organizational innovation. This program is for comprehensive organizational strengthening.
Roots of Innovation Workshop Series
A series of 2-hour interactive virtual workshops for single organizations that introduces the fundamentals of adaptive change. Stakeholders will explore complex organizational challenges and build a shared understanding of innovation. This is an essential professional development opportunity to advance new thinking and innovation practices.
The cost of the programs above range from $5,000 to $75,000. Individual organizations are responsible for securing funding to cover the cost of their participation, and we believe that most of your funders and donors will be excited to support you in gaining access to these benefits.