The Garden is known for a unique approach to reframing challenges, developing breakthrough ideas, and executing flawlessly. Over the years, many clients have asked us to teach them our secrets to creative problem solving. This inspired us to create ThinkShop -- a comprehensive professional development program to inspire new ways of thinking and upskill your team’s ability to tackle tough day-to-day challenges.
ThinkShop provides the tools and training to solve the wicked problems that your organization is facing.
Benefits of Our Creative Problem Solving Workshop
of the status quo
Inject new patterns of thinking and creativity into teams & individuals
Recognize and reward high potential employees by equipping them with a new toolkit of problem-solving skills
Provide remote teams with a chance to meet in-person and arm them with a repeatable process for impactful collaboration
An Awe-Inspiring Space
Forget bland conference spaces and boring meeting rooms, ThinkShop is delivered in an immersive environment that feels just as creative and inspiring as the content itself.
The Creative Problem Solving Process
An introduction to the meaning and importance of creativity, as well as the key concepts of problem solving that will be applied throughout the training curriculum.
Exploring and Reframing the Problem
The first phase of creativity, which focuses on understanding the true problem to solve, as well as reframing it as a positive, solution-oriented Challenge Question.
Generating and Selecting Ideas
The second phase of creativity, which focuses on how to generate a mass quantity of innovative ideas, and select the most fruitful concepts for development.
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Turning Ideas into Action
The third phase of creativity, which focuses on how to transform intangible ideas into full-fledged solutions with an action plan to drive them forward.
Selling Ideas Internally
Proving ideas, getting buy-in company wide and strategies for empowering others to bring their ideas to life.
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Fundamentals of Facilitation
Leading a team through a focused collaborative workshop leveraging the skills of creative problem solving.
of people who’ve taken part in ThinkShop would recommend it to others.
What Clients Say
“ThinkShop showed us how to pull out different ideas and gain new perspectives.”
Director Brand & Product Marketing
Meet Your Facilitator
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at The Garden
Shari is one of Canada’s top brand strategy experts with 20+ years of experience consulting for organizations like SodaStream, Interac, Samsung, Audi, Kraft and Alida. With a MS degree in Creativity and Change Leadership from the Center for Applied Imagination at Buffalo State University and an HBA Degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western, she has built a reputation as both a change agent and expert facilitator.
In addition, Shari contributed to the top-selling business book The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women, is frequently in demand as a guest speaker, and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship.