innovation and design thinking workshops

G2 Innovation design and deliver a variety of Innovation and Design Thinking Workshops. Our workshops focus on instilling practical innovation skills, solving real problems and implementing tangible change. Whether you would like to attend a public workshop with other professionals or book a team training session, you will have ample opportunities to apply learnings to your own challenges and unique situations. We don't use hypothetical activities, because in our experience real results come from real action.  

A selection of our most popular workshops are listed below. 

Design Thinking Course


This extremely popular workshop provides participants with the fundamentals of Design Thinking, along with a range of take-away tools for practical implementation. Participants have the opportunity to apply their learning and be guided in each exercise by a world-class expert in human-centred design. Participants not only discover the What and Why of Design Thinking, they learn and action the How, ensuring that their experience is both enlightening and constructive.

Next Public Workshop October 19!


Trends are something tangible that can be mapped and used to better connect with end users. This knowledge allows businesses and organisations to informatively imagine how the future will impact what they do and most importantly, what opportunities they can create. 

In this workshop, participants learn how trends influence their users, how to better anticipate what the future will look like for their business and their customers, and crucially how to take a proactive approach by using trends to generate and develop new ideas. The workshop features a variety of case studies and practical tools for implementation.

If you're looking for innovation inspiration- this is your workshop!

Next Public Workshop October 26!

using trends to innovate

Empathy Innovation Course

exploring empathy & CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING

A great follow on from the One-Day Workshop on Design Thinking or as a stand alone event, this workshop is focussed on understanding the role empathy and user understanding plays in generating breakthrough solutions. Participants will be guided through various tools such as Persona Creation, Unbiassed Interviewing,  Empathy Mapping and Customer Journey Mapping. Be prepared to learn more about your customers in one day, than you've discovered all year!   

Innovation Strategy - The One-Day Workshop

This workshop is a great introduction to innovation strategy for those tasked with innovation and business growth in their organisation. The workshop explores why an innovation strategy is essential for business growth and development, what the key features of a successful strategy are and how to encourage buy-in and motivation from internal and external stakeholders to deliver it.

Using a combination of proven research, case studies, tools and techniques, this workshop is full of insight into what it takes to be successful at innovation, as well as the practical tools to make it a reality.    

Innovation Strategy Course

De-Risking Innovation & Prototyping Course


The start-up movement's romanticising of failure may have encouraged a welcome reprisal of entrepreneurial spirit, but it's also leading an increasing number of large and small companies to take more risks in a bid to keep up and create 'the next big thing'.  This workshop shows participants how to use experimentation tools and techniques such as low fidelity prototyping and user testing to dispel assumptions, increase speed and to increase their chances of innovation success.  Whatever your industry, the agile methodology shared during this workshop will significantly increase your ability to successfully innovate.

IMPROVING MARKETING PErformance with design thinking

This workshop provides marketing professionals with the fundamentals of the Design Thinking process specifically from a marketing and sales perspective. Participants will learn and practice Design Thinking tools and techniques to uncover next-level understanding of their users' needs, wants and desires and then generate marketing ideas to satisfy them. The workshop also provides fast and inexpensive methods for developing and testing every element of the marketing mix to ensure that marketing campaigns are more responsive, powerful and deliver the answers your clients and customers really need, not just what they say they want.  

Marketing Innovation Course

Culture and Innovation Course

building your culture with design thinking

Learn the fundamentals of Design Thinking and how to apply it to your organisation's culture.

Discover how using empathy, observation and journey mapping tools increases your understanding of the complex needs of team members and supports your ability to influence change.  Learn how to successfully ideate around culture and how developing a discipline for testing and a tolerance for failure can empower workforces, creating greater productivity and ingenuity when faced with problems. 

This workshop is ideal for CEOs, HR practitioners, leaders and business owners that want to influence change, as well as develop, maintain and support a motivated, autonomous and flexible culture of innovation.

You can register your interest in attending future public workshops or enquire about our bespoke team training workshops via this enquiry form or by phoning (03) 9020 7341.

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