A session-by-session description
Session 0: Individual on-boarding
Before we begin the Mastermind, your facilitator will connect with each member to clarify their goals for the Mastermind and identify areas in which they would like to solve a challenge and experience personal and professional growth. [30 minutes]
Team Session 1: Dive In, design thinking overview, define and align expectations
This is a refresher of the principles of design thinking and an exploration of how its techniques and processes can be used as a framework for the Mastermind team process. We will start building the team, and the members will get a chance to present their goals and aspirations for the Mastermind. [90 minutes]
Team Sessions 2–7: Focus on individual challenges and solutions
Mastermind members will share knowledge, resources, and tools. They will learn and use design thinking to create goals and action plans. Each member will have a session to occupy “the hot seat,” in which they will have the full attention and focus of their team as they help each other solve their most pressing business and innovation challenges, as well as their personal challenges in their role and position. [90 minutes each]
Team Sessions 8: Team reflections and launch out
This final team session will focus on what’s been achieved, what was learned, and designing future steps for each member. Through guided reflection, members will share key insights, meaningful moments, and practical takeaways. Team members will decide how they want to continue interacting and supporting each other, and each member will list the specific next steps he or she will take to enhance future work. [90 minutes]
Session 9: Individual reflection and integration session
At the completion of the Mastermind, your facilitator will connect with each member to reflect on the Mastermind process, highlight specific areas of growth, identify potential challenges, and construct a picture of the personal and professional path forward. [30 minutes]
ONGOING FACILITATED TEAM DISCUSSION
Throughout the four-month Mastermind Accelerator Program we will continue to facilitate team interactions and collaborations using an online communication tool (Slack, email, or similar). This will provide a place for members to connect with their Mastermind team between calls for ongoing the flow of ideas, inspiration, support and accountability. This allows for regular check-ins, the ability to get feedback, share resources, solve problems, and celebrate personal and team wins.
Design Thinking Tools and Resources
We are continually innovating new tools and processes, and will customize and build new support structures as needs are identified within the Mastermind team.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN A MAP?
To join an Innovationship MAP, you need to commit to participate in full and be present in all team sessions. We do provide access to recordings of all sessions, so if a team member has to miss one of the live sessions, there’s a way to minimize the impact of such an event. We do, however, strongly suggest that you make arrangements to attend all sessions, for the benefit of the entire team, as well as your own.
Contact us to receive application forms and start your journey. Once you experience the exhilaration of being part of a MAP, you’ll wonder why you’ve worked so hard to do things all on your own.