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Breakthrough Solutions?

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More Innovation?

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Improved Innovative Thinking Skills?

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More & Better Ideas in Less Time?

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Time-Saving Tools & Proven Techniques?

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Proven Systems & Processes that Drive Innovation & Growth?

If you answered yes, then you should experience the

GAIN MANY VALUABLE BENEFITS IN JUST 2 DAYS


1. Build a Bigger & Better Innovation Tool Kit
Innovators need more and better tools. Get the award-winning KnowBrainer Tool, the iKnowBrainer App, and an Innovation Resource Kit lled with useful and practical worksheets and planners.

2. Plan to Achieve Your Goals, Overcome Tough Challenges & Solve Real Problems
The workshop is very practical and not overly theoretical. Everyone brings a real-world goal, challenge or problem to work on during the workshop. Everyone leaves the workshop with an Action Plan to follow-through and continue applying what they learned to achieve goals, overcome challenges and solve problems.

3. Grow Your Network & Build Innovation Dream Teams


Attend as an individual or bring your entire team to the workshop. Collaborate with other workshop participants to gain insights from other bright minds. Grow your innovation network by connecting with people during and after the workshop. Get invited to join communities of innovators which have similar interests.

4. Learn More Efcient & Effective Processes


Discover processes that do not get in the way and slow you down. Learn to speed up and optimize innovative thinking by using the proven 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation, 2-Phase M-Curve, 2-Step Ideation Process, and the New 3Rs Process.

5. Save Time by Thinking Faster


You will invest time to attend the workshop, so you need to regain that investment by saving or gaining much more time after the workshop. More than half of our workshop graduates surveyed revealed that they saved over 5 days of time in the 2 months that followed the workshop. One organization found that for every hour they invested in our innovation training they saved 5 hours over a 6 month period. For example, an 8-hour innovation workshop can produce results equivalent to a full 40-hour workweek. Our 2-day workshop can generate two weeks of time savings or gains.

6. Earn More Prot or Money by Implementing or Selling Ideas Faster


Time is money for many people. In addition to translating the time saved or gained into real dollars, there are other ways to prot from the training. Do you have a million dollar idea that needs to be developed? Our innovation workshop can help you earn those million dollars. Do you need to reduce costs or overhead? Our innovation training can help you develop the cost saving ideas. Do you want to grow your business and increase prots? Our training can help.

7. Learn Tools, Techniques that Stimulate Brain Power


Lack of tools is the main block or barrier to innovation for most people. Abraham Maslow said, If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. You will receive more than just a KnowBrainer tool, you get an entire innovation tool kit in our innovation workshops. Techniques help you leverage the full power of your brain and our innovation tools. We will give you a menu of over 100 techniques and train you to select the best techniques for a variety of situations.

8. Discover Tips That Make People Smarter


We have discovered hundreds of tips that enhance personal and organizational innovation. Get ready to learn 28 Great Innovation Tips in this thought-provoking workshop. 1

Learn New & Proven Processes, Tools & Techniques to Accelerate Innovation Train Your Brain to Think and Innovate Better, Faster and Smarter in Our Most Popular Innovation Training Workshop.
There is a reason why this workshop is called Accelerating Innovation you will quickly learn a signicant amount of valuable knowledge in two days of experiential action-focused training. We recognize that most workshop brochures are a few pages long to give you a quick overview of the training. However, we have found that most of our customers have been very interested in more details about what they will learn (and earn) as a result of their investment. Indeed there are hundreds of innovation workshops and seminars from which you can choose. Yet, we are condent there is no other innovation workshop that offers the caliber of training that we provide. To help you appreciate our award-winning training, you are encouraged to read the following detailed overview of the curriculum.

You Will Focus on Actionable Goals & Learning Objectives During this action-focused workshop, you will learn to:
Apply the 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation Process to real goals, challenges and problems Accelerate processes that produce or enable innovation Collaborate with better thinkers who leverage diverse brainpower Create new products, services & experiences Enhance teamwork & collaboration Improve performance by using KnowBrainer innovation tools & techniques Minimize risks, barriers, and obstacles to innovation Optimize your whole-brain by applying strategies based on the 4-Brain Thinkers Model

Training Will Help You & Many People You Know


Accelerating Innovation training has been designed to be effective for nearly anybody for almost any goal, challenge, problem or question. The workshop design is based on how most human brains think, and therefore can be used in a variety of job situations, functions, professions and age groups. The workshop has been valuable to people in management, sales, marketing, public relations, communications, product and service development, nance and operations. Students and professors at several prominent universities and schools have found the KnowBrainer to be extremely valuable. The training has helped people develop new products, services and experiences. This workshop has helped people plan meetings, events, conferences and conventions. The training has helped people improve team collaboration and foster more innovation. You can use the training to help your customers, clients, consumers and audiences. Many people have used the workshop to prepare for entrepreneurial opportunities, change careers or nd a new job. 2

EXPERiENCE LiVE WORKSHOPS


ENJOY The Inspiring Environment of the Thinkubator Innovation Lab.
Accelerating Innovation Training Certications: Experts, Coaches, Trainers, Facilitators & Masters

March April

18-19, Chicago Thinkubator

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17-18, Seattle, WA 22-23, Chicago Thinkubator 13-14, Chicago Thinkubator 10-11, New York City

20, Innovation Trainer Certication, Thinkubator 21, Innovation Facilitator Certication, Thinkubator 24, Innovation Trainer Certication, Thinkubator 25, Innovation Facilitator Certication, Thinkubator

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May June

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ATTEND TRaiNiNG WEBiNaRS


SaVE Time and Money on Travel! Innovation Training via Webinars.
Option A: 8 WEBINARS OVER 4 DAYS
- Two 60-minute webinars per day - Four days in a row:  March 25, 26, 27 and 28 April 29, 30, May 1 and 2 - Two webinars each day at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CST Chicago Time

Option B: 8 WEBINARS OVER 1 MONTH


- Two 60-minute webinars per week - Four weeks in a row: March 25, April 1, 8 and 15 -T  wo Webinars each Monday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CST Chicago Time

Option C: 8 WEBINARS IN 1 DAY


-E  ight 60-minute webinars: March 16 and 30 - Breaks between webinars range from 15 to 45 minutes - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm CST Chicago Time

Webinar Series

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DAY 1 AGENDA - 8:30am - 5:00pm


8:30am: Speed-Relating Networking Relate-to-Innovate Workshop Preparation Technique 12:00pm: Lunch & Networking Quotemplate-to-Innovate Networking Karaoke-ate-to-Innovate

Know Brains

Understanding How Brains Think Know Your Brain Game Experience 4Brain Thinkers Innovation Model Collaborate-to-Innovate Methods Appreciate-to-Innovate Methods

KnowBrainer Techniques
Leveraging the Full Power of the KnowBrainer Stimulate-to-Innovate Methods Questionating Technique with the KnowBrainer Wordating Technique with the KnowBrainer Quotemplating Technique with the KnowBrainer Visualating Technique with the KnowBrainer FlashThinking Technique with the KnowBrainer KnowBrainer Power Tool Techniques Menu

Know Goals
Clarifying Goals, Challenges, Problems & Questions 8 Great Questions on Innovation

Know Needs
Understanding the Need for Creative & Innovative Thinking Clarifying Barriers & Blocks to Creative & Innovative Thinking

Know Better Brainstorming Techniques


Record-Setting Thinkathon & Idea Exchange Techniques Increasing Creativity by over 500% with the KnowBrainer Questionate-to-Innovate Methods How to Develop Question Banks 8 Great Questions to Questionate-to-Innovate

Know Processes
The 2-Phase M-Curve Process: How to Generate Breakthrough Ideas Faster The New 3Rs Process: Record, Recall, and Recycle The 2-Step Ideate & Filterate Process The 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation Process Accelerate-to-Innovate Methods to Optimize Processes

Know More Innovation Tools


FlashBrainer Innovation Software Innovation Activator Software Microsoft Ofce eTemplates for Microsoft Word

Know Tools
The KnowBrainer Innovation Tool & System How Question Banks Stimulate Breakthrough Thinking Train Your Brain Strategies Building Bigger & Better Innovation Tool Kits

Excel & PowerPoint


KnowBrainer iMusic iPhone Brainer eTool App iPodBrainer eTool App Idea Fan Note Recorders Journals

Learning Review & Preview


5:00pm: Conclusion of Day 1 4

ENjOY AN INTErESTINg AgENdA & PrOdUcTIvE SchEdULE


Review the following agenda to discover how you will make the most out of every minute of the interactive training workshop.
DAY 2 AGENDA - 8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am: Speed-Relating Networking Relate-to-Innovate Networking 12:00pm Lunch & Networking Relate-to-Innovate Networking Karaoke-ate-to-Innovate

Welcome: Overnight Insights Day 1 Review


Overnight Insights Technique Collaborate-to-Innovate Team Building Strategies

Applying the 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation Process (Part 2)


Stage 3: Evaluate Solutions - Evaluate-to-Innovate Stage 4: Activate Plans - Activate-to-Innovate

28 Great Innovation Methods:


Concentrate-to-Innovate The Decorate-to-Innovate Method The Questionate-to-Innovate Method

Know Value: Valuate-to-Innovate


Communicate-to-Innovate Strategies Facilitate-to-Innovate Strategies ROI Strategies: Return On Ideas, Return On Implementation and Return On Innovation

Targeting Opportunities for Applied Innovation


New Products & Services Innovation Selling & Sales Innovation Marketing, PR & Promotions Innovation Process & Manufacturing Innovation Meeting & Event Planning Innovation Leadership & Management Innovation Design & Experience Innovation Environment & Space Design Innovation Learning & Development Innovation Communication Innovation Strategic Planning Innovation Green & Sustainability Innovation Government & Political Innovation

Know Action: Activate-to-Innovate


Activate-to-Innovate Strategies to Facilitate Follow Through 88 Great Words That Help You Activate-to-Innovate 8 Great Questions to Decorate-to-Innovate Getting Things Done the David Allen Way

Fostering Continuous Innovation


Celebrate-to-Innovate Strategies Replicate-to-Innovate Strategies  Innovation Communities & Networks: Relate-to-Innovate

Learning Review & Follow-up Preview


Conclusion & Speed-Activating Networking Activate-to-Innovate Follow-up Networking Technique

Applying the Process (Part 1)

4-Stage Accelerated Innovation

Stage 1: Investigate Needs - Investigate-to-Innovate Stage 2: Create Ideas - Create-to-Innovate

5:00pm: GrAdUATION CELEBrATION!

Learn Proven Models & Processes


Over two decades have been invested in developing, rening and testing proven models and processes that can be taught in workshops.

4-Quadrant Model

FIrST, you will learn how the human brain consists of four quadrants that comprise the 4Brain Thinker 4-Quadrant Model.
you will be introduced to four unique processes that help you facilitate creative and innovative thinking. The M-Curve, New 3-Rs, ideate & lterate, and Accelerated Innovation Process will clarify how you can think better, faster and smarter.

SEcONd,

FINALLY, you will learn how to USE your brain by applying the 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation Process that consists of:

Stage 1: Investigating Needs Stage 2: Creating Ideas Stage 3: Evaluating Solutions Stage 4: Activating Plans
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4 Stage Process

Discover New Innovation Tools Stimulating Techniques


Research shows that lack of tools is a primary block to creativity and innovation. Innovators want MORE TOOLS, and FEWER PowerPoint decks, 3-ring binders and books. The compact KnowBrainer tool summarizes the entire Accelerated Innovation Process into a portable tool that can be taken any- where and does not require computer hardware or software. The tool actually ts in a pocket, briefcase or purse. All workshop participants get a tool kit full of unique tools that accelerate innovative thinking. You will receive the latest version of the award-winning KnowBrainer Innovation and Creativity Tool that increases creativity by over 500%. The KnowBrainer summarizes the 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation Process that is the foundation of the workshop and helps you apply the process and techniques during and after the workshop.

If you are looking for a creativity tool that is powerful, portable, and low tech, then you ought to check out the KnowBrainer This tool does an excellent job of leveraging the minds capabilities of association to a major advantage.

The KnowBrainer tool is invaluable. Understanding how to use this tool has revolutionized my approach to all of my business and personal endeavors.

Janice Shokrian, EVP, DemingHill


Size Matters; in this case, smaller is better. The KnowBrainer is a Napsterized version of Hamans knowledge. Using it day to day, doesnt require a $150 per hour consultant.

Chuck  Frey, InnovationTools.com & LifeHack.org


The KnowBrainer tool was a great takeaway that will be quick and easy to use.

Amy Curtis, Abbott Labs


The KnowBrainer (which I use every week) made for one of the most valuable training sessions in which I have participated.

 Ben McConnell & Jackie Huba,


authors, Creating Customer Evangelists The KnowBrainer is a power tool that gives your brain a head start.

Kevin Lawrence, American Express

Civil Service College, Singapore


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All workshop participants learn powerful techniques that stimulate minds to innovate. You will become skilled at using proven techniques such as the Idea Exchange, FlashThinking, Questionating, Wordating, Visualating and Quotemplating techniques.

Learn at least 28 Great Innovation Methods that help you concentrate your brains energy to optimize innovation processes, tools and techniques.

Receive Useful Materials & Resources


An innovation workshop should provide you with innovative materials and resources. Traditional 3-ring binders are seldom used after training and become learning trophies that collect dust on bookshelves. THERE ARE NO 3-RING BINDERS IN THIS WORKSHOP. You will be equipped with several resources that can easily and frequently be used after the training.

Workshop participants get an Innovation ToolKit full of the following portable, user friendly, empowering resources that accelerate innovative thinking:
1. KnowBrainer 4.0 Innovation Tool 2. Recordion Learning & Coaching Guide 3. Innovation Resource Kit 4. 4-Column Left-Brain Planning Worksheets 5. 4-Quadrant Right-Brain Planning Worksheets 6. Idea Exchange Brainstorming Worksheets 7. Solution Evaluator Worksheets 8. Color Mini Posters of Innovation Models 9. Bookmarks & Desktop Learning Reminders 10. Speed-Relating Innovative Networking Cards 11. Speed-Activating Innovative Networking Cards 12. How to Questionate-to-Innovate Guide 13. Innovation Articles 14. Discount Coupons for savings on Innovation Software, iMusic, eTools and Apps

Our workshops follow the advice of Abraham Maslow who advocated that people need a variety of tools. The following card from the KnowBrainer quotes Maslows wisdom:

You get much more than a regular 3-ring binder or book, you will receive a complete SYSTEM. Your Innovation System includes tools, techniques, worksheets, planners, posters, bookmarks and eBooks.
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You Get Inspiring Coaching & Mentoring Support


Once registered, you will be assigned a Certied Innovation Coach who will help prepare you to make the most of your workshop. Your coach has attended the workshop several times, so he or she can offer you advice and guidance to help you before, during and after the training workshop. You will be invited to participate in optional phone calls with your Coach before and after the workshop. Your Coach will provide you with up to three Innovation Surveys that will help you assess your innovation effectiveness and personal experiences. The assessment results will help you further prepare for the innovation workshop and your follow-through.

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Prepare with Meaningful Prework & Webinars


Your learning begins BEFORE you arrive at the workshop. You will be encouraged to invest important time before the training to talk with your Innovation Coach and start answering questions in an Innovation Journal.

Participate in our 60 to 90 minute Anticipate-toInnovate webinar led by a certied workshop trainer or a Certied Innovation Coach. This advanced webinar will also allow you to get introduced to other people who will attend the workshop. The Journal and webinar will give you a head start on contemplating topics addressed in the innovation workshop.

Participate in Important Follow-up & Webinars


Your learning continues AFTER you leave the workshop. You will be encouraged to invest important time after the training to talk with your Innovation Coach, continue contemplating questions in your Innovation Journal, and begin developing your own Innovation Plan. The Innovation Plan will help you formulate the elements you need to apply what you learned during and after the workshop

Yes, You Earn a Certicate! Creative Recognition for Alumni


Thousands of people from around the world have graduated from the Accelerating Innovation workshop. They are easy to identify because they usually have a smile on their face and a KnowBrainer tool in their hand. You will also receive a colorful Certicate of Completion to frame and post next to your other awards, diplomas or graduation certications.

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Workshop graduates are invited to join exclusive Groups organized by SolutionPeople on the Linkedin Professional Network. Memberships are by invitation only and accepted Group members can display a logo on their Linkedin proles, blogs, websites and business cards. Groups have been organized on Linkedin for people who have completed SolutionPeoples intensive certications for Innovation Trainers, Facilitators and Coaches. Additional groups and communities have been organized for graduates who have interests in specic innovation topics including marketing, sales, product & service development, healthcare, green/sustainability and several other areas. Below is a list of our Linkedin Groups, which have over 300,000 members.

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Recommended by Experts & Authors


A Google search reveals over a million references to Gerald Haman and SolutionPeoples innovation training and tools. Haman has been quoted or SolutionPeople has been recommended in the following books:

Innovation Training (ASTD Trainers Workshop) by Ruth Ann Hattori

Creating Customer Evangelists by Ben McConnell, Jackie Huba, and Guy Kawasaki

99% Inspiration by Bryan Mattimore

Creativity and Innovation: The ASTD Trainers Sourcebook by Elaine Biech

How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard by Robert Kriegel

Thinking about the Future, Guidelines for Strategic Foresight by Andy Hines

Forward-Focused Organization: Visionary Thinking and Breakthrough Leadership by Stephen Harper

The Psychology of Money by Jim Ware

The 100 Percent Factor: Living Your Capacity by Jodee Bock

Summoned to Lead by Dr. Leaonard Sweet

Power Brainstorming by Dr. Hazel Wagner

The Red Rubber Ball at Work by Kevin Carroll

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Guaranteed ROI (Return On Ideas) Means You Get Results Your investment to participate in the workshop will be signicant. Time, travel, transportation and tuition all add up. In order to justify your $2,497 tuition and expenses, the workshop must produce a high ROI (Return On Investment). Additionally, the workshop is designed to yield an ROI (Return On Ideas) that once implemented, yield results worth much more than your tuition investment. If it does not, you can get your money back, or you can attend the workshop again. Solutionman Gives You His Personal ROI GUARANTEE! I invite you to join me or one of our trainers for a training experience that produces results. For over 20 years, Ive been training, facilitating, coaching and motivating people to realize the full power of their creative and innovative potential. I want you to be very satised with your training results. If you are unable to generate ideas that are worth at least $2,497, you can take the workshop again, or we will happily refund your tuition. Sincerely,

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About Gerald SolutionmanHaman, Master Facilitator & Experience Designer


Gerald Solutionman Haman founded SolutionPeople.com Innovation in 1989, Thinkubators.com in 1997, InnovatorsDigest.com in 2005, InnovationTooloftheMonthClub.com in 2008, and he plans to launch illumiNation.com in 2011. He is an adjunct professor of innovation at Northwestern University and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Haman is the Founding Organizer of more than 30 Innovation Groups on LinkedIn.com and Facebook.com that comprise a worldwide community of over 300,000 members. Haman was recognized as one of the Most Inuential People Online by FAST Company magazines Inuence Project. He is recognized by clients as Solutionman because of his ability to quickly help people develop breakthrough solutions. Solutionman gained international acclaim for establishing a world brainstorming record by facilitating 8,000 people in a Thinkathon at the Singapore Stadium to generate 454,000 ideas in less than 60 minutes. Since launching SolutionPeople over 20 years ago, Haman has helped clients generate more than three million ideas valued at over two billion dollars. Formerly, Haman was an award-winning manager at Procter & Gamble and Arthur Andersens Professional Education Center. Haman is the acclaimed inventor of the KnowBrainer innovation tool which has proven to increase creativity by over 530%. He also created the worlds rst innovative thinking Apps & eTools for the iPhones, iPads and iPods, as well as FlashBrainer and Innovation Activator software programs. Haman has been proled in over 50 major news publications including FAST Company, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek Japan, The Australian, Singapore Straits Times, the International Herald, US News & World Report, Investors Business Daily. SolutionPeople has helped over 100,000 people from 200 of the FORTUNE 500 companies in more than 60 countries. Over 50% of BusinessWeeks Top 50 of the Worlds Most Innovative Companies have used SolutionPeoples innovation for Training & Development awarded SolutionPeople a Learning Excellence Citation for their innovation training results. An entire chapter was published about SolutionPeoples successful business practices in the book, Creating Customer Evangelists by Ben McConnell & Jackie Huba, which also proled IBM and Southwest Airlines. Haman earned a Masters Degree in Communications and Training from the University of Minnesota. He is a contributing author of the New Product Development Handbook and has published articles on innovation for the Journal of Innovative Management, Productivity Digest, Training Today and The Meeting Professional. Haman was recently certied as an Experience Economy Expert by Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore, the pioneering authors of ground-breaking books including The Experience Economy and Authenticity. Haman incorporates many Experience Economy principles into his innovation workshops, facilitations and keynote speeches. He has also created highly-acclaimed certication programs that designate graduates as Certied Innovation Trainers, Facilitators, Coaches, Questionators and Masters. He has given innovative presentations to over 100,000 people from around the globe and has been recognized for his creativity by the United States Congress and the American Academy of Achievements. Prior to joining the corporate world, Haman was a concert producer for a variety of Grammy-award-winning musicians including Air Supply, Cheap Trick, Harry Chapin, Little River Band, Alice Cooper, The Babys, Cliff Richard, Michael Johnson, Nick Gilder, Poco, Juice Newton and Head East. Hamans responsibilities included talent scouting, contract negotiations, marketing, and on site supervision of the stage crews and production teams. Haman originally grew up on a cattle ranch and farm in rural North Dakota and he now lives in downtown Chicago where he loves spending time with his 10-year old daughter Olivia. Solutionmans hobbies include magic, painting and organizing his growing collection of diverse music and art. Follow or Connect with Solutionman: GeraldHaman.com Linkedin.com/in/GeraldHaman Facebook.com/TheSolutionman Twitter.com/Solutionman YouTube.com/Solutionman

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We have regained our industry leadership position for innovation as a result of this training.
Gary Peterson Vice President of R&D, Life Fitness

Accelerating Innovation is one-of-a-kind program that has generated a 75% increase in innovation knowledge, 30% increase in innovation ability, and has created business solutions worth millions of dollars in new revenue and cost efciencies, as well as billions worth of new accounts. Learning Excellence Citation Award from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) I hired Gerald to train our product management team on innovation this past year. His knowledge, approach, and tools were excellent. I would highly recommend him if you want to jump start your organization on producing innovative programs, products or services. Dan Love, President, Medline Industries Personal Care (over 100 Medline people have been trained) I thoroughly enjoyed the Accelerating Innovation workshop recommend it to others who are seeking innovation training or just a new outlook on life and business. Tori Berndt, Allstate Insurance I cant tell you how helpful Gerald and the tools he created have been! I attended Geralds Accelerating Innovation training and then sent the rest of my department. Whenever I hold or attend a meeting, people are amazed at the amount and quality of ideas that come out it. I attribute much of that to Geralds tools and training. Katie Schelp, McDonalds Corp. There arent enough words to express the value I gained from attending the training--the experience is invaluable. Solutionman and his techniques are the catalyst for creativity, enabling actionable and innovative solutions that result in a Return On Ideas. WS Walts, Bank of America The innovative approach to training combined with usable take-away tools like the KnowBrainer (which I use every week) made for one of the most valuable training sessions in which I have participated. Kevin Lawrence, American Express The training was so successful that he was invited back by other groups within the company. I sincerely recommend Gerald and his company for innovative training to create new ideas to grow your business. Jaime Borras, Wireless Silicon Group & Motorola Accelerating Innovation training is deceptively effective. You start out having some fun, playing with your new KnowBrainer tool and learning techniques to enhance creativity and innovation and suddenly you nd you have a replaceable and powerful process in your hands with the skills to use it in every situation in which you need fresh ideas. Soon enough everyone wants to know how you become the ideas powerhouse of the organization. Dana Montenegro, Seriously Creative, formerly with Red Bull When Gerald describes ROI (Return on Ideas), it was a real outcome for each of the teams. We walked away with more ideas than we could have imagined and left the workshops with concrete ways to implement them. Raymond Truitt, formerly with TAP/Takeda Pharmaceuticals 17

Other People Rave About Our Innovation Workshops


Accelerating Innovation training with the KnowBrainer tool has made it easy for our internal and international trainers to foster more creativity and innovation in our company throughout the world. Andy Hines, formerly with Dow Chemical & Kelloggs, author, Thinking About the Future Simply an amazing experience. This goes WAY beyond just a creativity seminar. This is applied creativity, and WOW is it powerful. If you are looking to make your business expand exponentially, I highly recommend the training. Peter Mars, Mars Authentic Our company hired Gerald and his team to facilitate work we were doing internally and we couldnt have been more pleased. From their energy and openness through their fantastic tools like KnowBrainer, SolutionPeople were a great partner in getting great work done. Specically, we found their tools to be powerful at bringing new ideas and insights to the forefront quickly and keeping us focused and engaged all day, which is key when dealing with a large group of creative people with other things on their minds. Rene Huey-Lipton, Vice President, GSD&M Advertising Gerald Solutionman has developed an excellent process for being innovative. Using the process will save and I believe will provide excellent results. I do recommend his Accelerating Innovation course. Tom Zobitz, General Manager, Trelleborg The innovation workshop with Gerald was an out of the box memorable experience based on a successful tool. The KnowBrainer helped me generate new creative ideas & solutions to challenges that Ive been working on for a year. Maher Mezher, Head of Marketing, First National Bank of Lebanon I had the fortune of attending a two day seminar with Gerald at his Thinkubator in Chicago. I have been to many training sessions over the years, but this had to be the most worthwhile experience. From the moment we started, the content was instantly engaging and connected to my personal and business goals. His tools like the KnowBrainer and other handouts are so easy to use, easy to learn and applicable to so much that I do in business and in life outside the workplace. I went to the seminar to nd ways to help my creative team think differently about challenges and remove mental blocks. I walked away with a set of tools that will not only help my team and me at me work, but will help in personal life as well. Gerald is a sincere individual who really takes pride in what he does and I would recommend using his training or simply his perspective on any innovation or thinking you need. David Lifsitz, Director of Innovation, Liberty Mutual Gerald provided a two-day workshop on innovation and his KnowBrainer tool and it was a very inspiring session at the Thinkubator. Geralds passion and knowledge come through in everything and he had great follow up after the session. Denitely recommended. Bill Myers Research In Motion I have heard about Geralds Thinkubator and his work for many years. However, I had the privilege to recently attend one of Geralds workshops recently. I am amazed how much he has accomplished and contributed to the eld of creativity and innovation. I love his latest design of Thinkubator! Besides his innovation methods, I learned from Geralds training style and techniques. Overall, I am truly impressed by Geralds work in Chicago and impact around the world! Praveen Gupta, Faculty, Business Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology My experience with Gerald during the 2 day Accelerating Innovation Workshop was very positive. From the moment I walked in the door he made me feel welcome and comfortable. The 4 -Stage Accelerated Innovation Process, presented by Gerald, is a great guide and highly valuable when also using his KnowBrainer Tool. Gerald also presented four techniques that tap into the potential of the KnowBrainer Tool. Overall, the workshop was fun, informative, and empowering. I recommend it for anyone in any industry who has a need to increase idea output and realize them as solutions. Duke Fox, Development Engineer, Biomet 18

Bring the Training to You with Convenient On-Site & In-House Options
Our certied trainers are happy to come to your organization and train your team, department or organization. Our talented trainers have experience in training very large groups. We can come to you and share the experiences with 10, 100, 1,000 or even 10,000 people. We can tailor, customize, personalize, architect, design, style, minimize, or maximize for small groups or very large audiences.

Experience Creative Training Locations


Gerald Haman believes if you want to think outside of the box, you should not train your brain in a box. In 1995, SolutionPeople created the Thinkubator in Chicago so people would have an ideal space to experience creativity in action and become inspired by a wide variety of innovative resources. Many people have reported that an added benet of experiencing the training in thought-provoking environments like the Thinkubator is that they are inspired to borrow ideas to improve their own work paces, conference rooms, ofces or cubicles. Workshop participants will learn how SolutionPeople applied their proven Decorate-to-Innovate method to create one of the worlds most unique innovation centers. Workshops in Chicago are held at The Thinkubator and other creative venues. Our Trainers have the option of taking a portable Thinkubator on the road to other locations including conference centers, hotels, art galleries and museums. Visit Thinkubators.com for more details.

Get Free Subscriptions to Innovative Communications


Continuous communications will happen after the workshops to keep you engaged in learning and earning a signicant ROI from your training. After graduation you will receive free subscriptions to newsletters and blogs that inspire continued application of workshop ideas on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Five valuable newsletters include Innovators Digest, Technique-of-the-Week News, Tool-of-the-Month News, VIP (Very Innovative People News) and Innovation & Creativity Training & Learning Opportunities News.

Reasonable Tuition Investments


The award-winning 2-day workshop is designed to help you develop ideas and action plans to address your real-world goals, challenges and problems. SolutionPeople guarantees that you will leave with ideas worth more than your tuition investment. Tuition is $2,497 per person or less than $1,300 per day. A survey of over 1,000 graduates revealed that 80% of them generated ideas valued at over $50,000 from the Accelerating Innovation Training. One team of 25 people yielded solutions valued at over $273 million. If you do not feel you have gained at least $2,497 worth of value, you can ask for a refund or take the course again. SolutionPeople is condent you will generate ideas worth much more.

Bring Your Team for Signicant Savings & Group Discounts


Register your team or entire organization and learn how to collaborate-to-innovate while getting some signicant savings. Save 20% for 2-4 people or 35% for 5 or more people. Groups can qualify for discounts and do not need to attend the workshop on the same locations.

All major credit cards are accepted including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. For more information, email info@solutionpeople.com or phone +1-312-829-2852. or fax +1-312-829-2852

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Total Number of Participants Registering from your Organization (list additional names below) # Registrants Tuition for 2-Day Workshop $2,497 for 1 Registrant (only $1,249 per day)

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$1,627 per Registrant for 5 or more people for any workshops in any city (Save 35% - $874 per day)

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USE THIS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM-FAX to +1 312-948-9190 Name of 2nd Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Name of 3rd Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Name of 4th Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Name of 5th Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Name of 6th Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Name of 7th Participant Date of Workshop Plans to Attend Title/Position Email Office Phone City of Workshop Office Phone City of Workshop Office Phone City of Workshop Office Phone City of Workshop Office Phone City of Workshop Office Phone City of Workshop