→ Skill training
In an intense “Train The Trainer” program we trained selected Allianz staff in the principles and tools of Design Thinking, Lean, etc. Thanks to theoretic input, practical exercises and best practices the participants developed the toolkit and know how to quickly map out and test high potential ideas. We also established a common approach for successful team moderation, project planning and energy management.
In a next step, each of the new coaches were then able to apply their new learnings by moderating a team during the yearly Allianz Biz Jam. This allowed them to practice their innovation toolset and facilitation skills on real projects and gather valuable learnings.In case of questions the SW coaches were constantly present for support and feedback during the workshop days.
After the Biz Jam the group came back together to reflect on their learnings and debrief how to improve their facilitation skills. Spark Works gave individual feedback and tips for managing bottlenecks both within the innovation process and the team management.
Linda Armbruster, Managing Partner at Spark Works
The 'Train the Trainer' program provided each of the participants with a ‘Design Thinking Coach’ certificate to develop a common internal innovation approach across the organisation. The training aimed at instilling a company culture that institutionalises human-centred and agile problem-solving for navigating the fuzzy front end of innovation.