Transform your team to become Innovation Leaders
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Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Transformation - A New Kind of Learning Experience to meet inspiring leaders, learn thrilling innovation methods and become a Change Agent in your company.
What our clients say
"What we learned in 4 days in Copenhagen is indescribable. I expected many new thoughts, impulses and ideas - but never so many. The week in Copenhagen was incredibly intense and inspiring. Thank you, Chris, for organizing this mindblowing journey, your enthusiasm and your motivation! Can't wait to come back and continue learning! ❤
"What an incredible week full of inspiration and learning in Copenhagen! We discovered the Danish way of banking, design, leadership, implementation and lifestyle.But we weren't just there to listen and exchange ideas, we worked on specific issues. And so the first day ended with the work on our innovation cases - inspired by many great lectures.
"We wanted to gather impulses and came back with a changed mindset. A 3-day trip to Copenhagen has come to an end, which was so full of inspiration and methods that we came back to Germany euphoric. My special thanks go to Chris for the great organization and her huge network.
"Doing quite a few delegations myself, I’m truely impressed with your standards, Chris! Your ability to understand and meet client-needs is formidable! 💪
"Ich bin geflasht von dieser absolut genialen Reise und nehme ganz viele Impulse und Ideen zurück nach Hamburg.
"So much great input in 3 days - I‘m still processing it. Thanks for your spirit Chris Weier - I can only recommend it to everyone.
For each and every client we create a tailor-made agenda based on their exact needs and wishes. For us it is important to create an immersive experience consisting of exciting site-visits, 1:1 with founders and entrepreneurs, engaging workshops and surprising happenings to get the full experience.
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Our Learning Expedition Partners
Pre-Journey Kick-Off Workshop
- Creating curiosity and excitement for the upcoming journey
- Understanding what Innovation is and where it comes from
- Increasing clarity and focus for everyone in the room about the expected outcomes of your journey
- Starting to create an Innovation Case Map
Get Together: Getting to know your team mates for our journey, setting up the teams, creating a safe space
Set the Frames: Increasing clarity and focus for yourself and our team to support you the best way possible
Define your goals: Defining individual and team goals and gain a clear understanding of how we can reach these goals during our journey
Day 1: INSPIRATION / IMPULSES / EXCHANGE
Site Visit & Elevator Pitches, Discussion with founders: Visits of different Innovation Hubs and Startup Spaces, Interviews & 1:1s with the Founders
Workshop - Reflect & Ideate: Building upon the first inspiration sessions / Laying the groundwork for a successful team collaboration / First ideation session
Happy Cake Session: Get-Together with like-minded leaders and entrepreneurs
Workshop Session - Reflect & Ideate
In the afternoon of Day 1 we build on the inspiration you gained during the first part of the day. In a guided workshop session we break you up in teams and help you pick apart the different experiences and inspiration you got by taking you through key stages of the reflection process, and ending with a first ideation session.
We strongly believe in Experience-Based Learning: The process of learning new skills, knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes, through experience and active reflection. This widely-used learning approach emphasizes doing, reflection, and active experimentation by individual learners and groups.
Happy Cake Session
After we have spent the first day in inspirational environments, we invite you and a handful of selected entrepreneurs and managers to a casual Get-Together. Our intention is to give you and the invited leaders the chance to exchange ideas, learn from each other`s cultural differences, discuss different approaches and mindsets and close the day with even more insights and new inspiration.
Day 2: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
How the most User-Centered Products are built: Site-visits, presentations, discussion
Creating your own Product: Hands-On Workshop Session w/ new tools to try and use
Networking Dinner: Nordic Cuisine Experience with a selection of our Speakers
Today we leave our "box" and meet fantastic people who truly know how to build user-centric products. They will share their journey, give you insights into their process and lead you the way to build your own product in the afternoon.
Beyond Human-Centered Design - Inside one of the most exciting innovation labs
Talks & Hands-On Workshops with the Danish Design Center (DDC) e.g. "Beyond Design Thinking" w/ book author and DDC CEO Christian Bason, "Digital Ethics Game" with Christina Melander
Breakout-Session: How to build a user-centric city? - A dialog with renowned Urban Designer & TV host Mikael Colville-Andersen
Workshop: Build your prototype
In the afternoon of Day 2, we invite you to a very hands-on workshop session. You start by defining your "product" inspired by everything you heard and experienced in the past two days. In your team, you start to doodle, sketch and build. Using all the material our workspace provides, you can go with the creative flow and build a real prototype of your product. During our evening's dinner you will have the chance to discuss your product idea with some of our fantastic Speakers.
We invite you to our Networking Dinner at a one-of-a-kind Nordic Cuisine restaurant in a stunning surrounding. You will be served great food since Copenhagen has become a food mecca in the past years.In a private atmosphere you will also be able to network with your peers and our Top Speakers who will spend the evening together with us. Plenty of time and occasions to pitch your product idea and tie new valuable connections.
Day 3: PITCH DAY
Get out of the Building: Follow our Rally through the city to explore more exciting startups, bring your prototype, pitch it in front of real users, more fantastic founders & collect valuable feedback
The Big Pitch
After we have visited our last destinations, you are ready to prepare your pitch. You will create a convincing pitch presentation inspired by a bunch of founders who show you how to structure, build and present this. A fantastic jury of founders and leaders will give you explicit feedback on your ideas. During our final Farewell Dinner, we will celebrate our Award winners in the categories "Most Promising Idea" and "Best Pitch".
Follow-Up Workshop - Discovery Start
Any solution is only as strong as its execution. In this Workshop Session back home, we reflect on the learnings from our journey and define the structure, direction and first steps of the upcoming Discovery Process.
Objectives: Land your learnings, reflect upon the learnt methods and tools, further define your innovation cases.
Output: Lean Canvas - The perfect one-pager for communicating your innovation idea & kicking off your Product Discovery Process.
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hidorris founder Chris Weier will guide you through the whole Journey and be your host.
With more than 15 years of experience in User Experience and Digital Strategy, Chris has already worked for major DAX-20 companies and renowned agencies. Since 2007 when she founded her first company, Chris has always been focused on using a human-centered creation process for her products and services.