Synectics Innovation Training

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The goal of the Synectics Innovation Training Program is to transfer the knowledge, skills, processes and techniques to individuals, teams and companies that desire to improve their internal capability for innovation and creativity. Through the training, we help to embed the capability to design and lead more effective meetings, help to increase the ability to generate breakthrough solutions to critical challenges and start to improve the teamwork within your organization. Synectics Innovation Training develops a set of unrivaled capabilities that are grounded in over fifty years of research in the human dynamics of creativity and innovation. The Synectics approach delivers the following skill set:

  • Agile creative problem skills.
  • Dynamic collaboration skills.
  • Powerful roles and responsibilities tools to maximize the success of meetings.
  • The Synectics Innovation Process to energize the diverse human forces within any team.
  • The Synectics way of looking at your world, the people in it, and their potential.

Three decades later, my early investment in  Synectics innovation training continues to demonstrate a healthy ROI!  Unshackled from linear and closed minded thinking, open to ideas that at first appear asymmetric, the facilitation skills learned at Synectics have been a springboard for me to take great advantage of a global and  a richly diverse team within a multinational firm.   Thanks for expanding and enriching my leadership potential.
Mario Leone EVP, CIO Ingram Mirco


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Over the years, I have found using the Synectics approach to creative problem solving to be invaluable. They allow people to not only become more creative, but also to better communicate, give and receive feedback, and ensure a free flow of ideas. Using Synectics extensively as part  our qualitative consumer research has resulted in defining consumer opportunities and developing successful new concepts.
Steven Matis, Colgate




Art of Problem Solving, Innovative Solutions, Facilitator Training, Innovation training, building innovative teamsSynecticsworld Courses: Innovative Team Workshop (2 days) + Facilitating Group Creativity (3 days)

Synecticsworld Practicum:  Final 1/2 day client session of the Facilitating Group Creativity course 

Target Audience:   This training is for both individuals and those in organizations who want to begin training in the Synectics Creative Problem Solving Process.


Innovation Leadership, leading innovation, innovation training, design thinking, Synetics, innovative teamsSynecticsworld Courses: Innovative Team Workshop (2 days) + Facilitating Group Creativity (3 days)

Synecticsworld Practicum:  Two, 1/2 day coached sessions at your workplace followed by a detailed coaching review.  These sessions are run live, with your assigned coach in the facility

Target Audience:   This certification is for both individuals and those in organizations who want to begin their mastery of the Synectics Creative Problem Solving Process and bring that methodology to their workplace.


Synectics innovation training, synectics, workshops, jugaad, design thinking, leading innovationSynecticsworld Courses:  Innovative Team Workshop (2 days) + Facilitating Group Creativity (3 days)  + Advanced Facilitator Workshop (2 days).

Synecticsworld Practicum:  
Certified Facilitator practicum, plus further your facilitation skills in planning and design by engaging in a multi-day (1.5 – 2 days) creative problem solving session that may include additional frameworks such as positioning, naming and product claims.  The practicum is followed by a detailed review.

Target Audience:
 For individuals and those in organizations who want to advance their mastery of the Synectics Creative Problem Solving Process and bring its methodology to their workplace by introducing additional frameworks and methodologies.


innovation training certification, synetics, synectics certification, innovative teams, building your innovation oprganizationSynecticsworld Courses: Innovative Team Workshop (2 days) + Facilitating Group Creativity (3 days) + Advanced Facilitator Workshop (2 days) + Facilitating Consumer Insights (5 days)

Synecticsworld Practicum:  
Certified Master Facilitator practicum plus further your facilitation skills in planning and design by engaging in a 3-day Insight Workshop.  This workshop can be facilitated by up to 3 Master Facilitators at a time for certification.

Target Audience: 
For individuals whose goal is to master the skill of Consumer and Customer Insight Development.  This program is often sponsored by organizations who have multiple Master Facilitators.  We work with up to 6 Master Facilitators on the Facilitating Consumer Insights Workshop and subsequent coaching exercise.


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Coaching for Results-2 days
Creativity with Consumers and Experts-2 days
Focused Excursions-1 Day
                           Leading Creativity and Innovation-2 days
                           Foresight and Scenario Planning-1 day

Synecticsworld Practicum:
Various practicums can be assigned for each of these electives.  Synecticsworld recommends maintaining a coaching relationship to provide continuous feedback and improvement plans.

Target Audience:
These electives are for individuals whose organization has sponsored multiple Facilitators and their goal is to further the practice of the Certified Facilitators at any level.  We will offer discounts for Certified Facilitators to bring these programs to their organization

Synectics Training Certification Innovation Consulting, innovation training, syneticsThe First Step in Synectics Certification is the completion of the Innovative Team Workshop™ and Facilitating Group Creativity programs.



Dynamics of Innovation and Teamwork 
Via video examination and skilled coaching, unwrap the group dynamics that unleash the multiplicative power of a diverse group to build breakthrough innovative solutions.

 Idea Generation
Breakdown creative obstacles and access your creative self that generates novel and intriguing ideas for solving difficult problems.  Gain the power of the Synectics process of ‘wishing’ and  ‘excursions’ to generate fresh, new ideas.

Solution Development
Discover the Synectics process for systematically building in feasibility into “not yet practical”, intriguing, truly new ideas, and building actionable concepts and solutions.

Problem-Solving Experience
Practice the Synectics time-tested 9-step process for innovative problem solving a methodology used in Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Back-Home Applications
Synectics is about interacting with other people in the most constructive ways.  As George M. Prince, our founder said, life is a series of meetings.  You will walk away with specific plans for applying what you’ve learned to realize immediate results in your world.

Maximize your Facilitating Style
Maximize the potential of your facilitation style under the guidance of an expert Synectics coach.

Build Successful Meetings
Win commitment from others and build success into meetings with Synectics design and planning tools.

 Stimulate Idea Generation
Learn a range of techniques for maximizing a group’s creative ability to generate new thinking and fresh perspectives. Model and support the positive climate for collaboration

Unleash the Capacity of a Diverse Group
Facilitate open-mindedness to new thinking and leverage diverse experiences, opinions and beliefs. Harness and direct conflicting viewpoints toward the problem at hand and engender buy-in from people with different viewpoints and needs.

Run Results-Oriented Meetings
Plan and run a real client session using the Synectics 9-step process to develop a solution for their task.

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After completion of the two programs (5 days total) you will have earned the designation of TRAINED SYNECTICS FACILITATOR.

Download Registration & Information Form here.

For more information, please contact Joe Giordano at (978) 590-6731 or by email


Seeing with New Eyes™ / Insight Training

Seeing with New Eyes™ is a 2 day program designed for those who wish to build skills for more effectively discovering consumer or customer needs, especially those unarticulated wants and needs that can truly drive innovation.

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Custom Learning Programs

Synecticsworld has a number of learning program designs, which can be delivered on a custom basis for organizations that want to increase their ability to be successful in innovation and collaboration. Additionally, we regularly develop bespoke programs for a variety of client needs related to Innovation, Creative Thinking, Customer and Consumer Insight, Meeting Management and Facilitative Leadership.

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