Innovation Camps

One week in either Bangkok, Thailand, or Las Vegas Nevada, USA, to become more fully creative

Camp purpose: To teach people how to become more fully creative, so they can apply that creative talent to their personal and professional lives.

Camp format: Workshop camps get you away from your routine, from your comfort zone and brings you together with a fully diverse group of dynamic people who want to learn to be more innovative. It also introduces you to new, exciting places and cultures. It opens you up to new ideas, concepts and people, and that is extremely valuable because it affords an important break from the same, same routine of home and work.

Go as far as you can go, and when you get there you’ll see further

The purpose of the World Innovation Team Workshop Camps is to get you to go as far as you can, physically, mentally and emotionally. They are designed to be intense and casual, to give participants a fun place to do serious work. Our techniques concentrate on forming highly creative individuals who can come up with ideas no matter where they happen to be. We do this by teaching people to turn everything upside down and inside out, then put it all back together. We do it by getting them to realize that creativity is an attitude, which anyone can acquire, by getting them to realize that by trying to control everything they are making their personal worlds smaller while the real world is becoming larger and faster and more global each and every day.

Our camps don’t put theories and formulas first. They put people first. That’s why people relate to them and love them.

We hear a lot these days about “going outside the box”. The box is security, and the need for security is one of the major obstacles we face on the road back to the vibrant creativity we had as children. Sure we all need a certain basic security, shelter, food, health, and people to love us, but in reality we all carry our personal ideas of security around with us. This study program was designed to help people learn to be more innovative, by taking them out of their boxes, out of their comfort zones and getting them to be more receptive to new ideas, technology and people. That’s the only way to really teach creativity.

This is a unique, dynamic program. Highly creative people, artists and entrepreneurs look at the world the same way that everyone does, but they are also able to look at things differently. They are consistently able to see everyday things and situations in unique ways and because of this they can generate ideas. It’s this ability to make connections between things that seem to be unrelated that distinguishes them and makes the difference it today’s fast paced world. This workshop is the fruit of years of teaching at the university level and training in corporations. It combines superior teaching and motivational skills with the latest

Workshop Information

Duration: One week (8 days, 7 nights)

When: Periodically throughout the year. For complete information, dates and prices email info@worldinnovationteam.com and ask us about designing a camp to fit your group or institution’s special needs. We are also capable of delivering a camp in your home country. We’re mobile, after all. We love to fly.

Locations: Bangkok, Thailand and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bangkok is the number one tourist destination in the world, and it’s a wonderfully friendly city. Thailand is often called the “land of smiles” and it’s truly one of the most gracious places on earth. Bangkok has a lot to see and offer. You can go “high end” or “low end” from food to shopping to accommodation. You can find something for every budget. It’s also very “visa friendly”, and tourist visas are simple to obtain for citizens of most countries.

Schedule:

Arrival day
4 full days of seminar/workshops
1 day of tourist related activities
1 day free

The package covers:

Hotel: 4 star or 2 star hotel accommodation depending on preference, including breakfast) in the center of the city, within walking distance to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and to the workshop venue, (location)

Meals: Lunch and 2 tea/coffee breaks during the full day workshops, lunch during tourist related activities

Transportation: Transportation for tourist related activities, entrance fees for tourist related activity sites

Study Material: All study material provided. Participants will receive an electronic copy of one of the 3 books on innovation written by Workshop leader, Professor Art Gogatz

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate issued by the World Innovation Team LLC upon completion of the program

Help in Obtaining Visas: People who attend conferences and short workshops, whether academic or business related, usually apply for tourist visas, since business or student visas usually require huge amounts of paperwork, while tourist visas are usually the simplest to obtain. We offer advice as to visas, and can supply documentation on the workshops when necessary, but we do not obtain visas for participants. Tourists from 52 countries do not need visas when entering Thailand for tourism up to 30 days, and citizens from 19 additional countries qualify for visa on arrival.

The package does not cover:

  • Air fares. Participants are free to make their own air fare arrangements, since they may want to arrive earlier, stay longer, or combine it with other stops.
  • Visa fees, (when applicable)

Methodology: Our workshops are a blend of theory and practice, examples and exercises. The workshops use lecture, discussion, exercises, video and short, simple, engaging group and individual projects

Las Vegas is a desert metropolis built on gambling, and other forms of entertainment. In just a century of existence Las Vegas has drawn millions of visitors and trillions of dollars in wealth to southern Nevada. Most of the hotels and casinos are located on “the strip”, making it easy for anyone who arrives without benefit of a car, as everything can be done by walking. Las Vegas is within driving distance of Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon.

Schedule:

Arrival day
4 full days of seminar/workshops
1 day of tourist related activities
1 day free

The package covers:

Hotel:  4 star or 2 star hotel accommodation depending on preference, in the center of the city, within walking distance to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and to the workshop venue, (location)

Transportation: Transportation for tourist related activities, entrance fees for tourist related activity sites

Study Material: All study material provided. Participants will receive an electronic copy of one of the 3 books on innovation written by Workshop leader, Professor Art Gogatz

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate issued by the World Innovation Team LLC upon completion of the program

Help in Obtaining Visas: People who attend conferences and short workshops, whether academic or business related, usually apply for tourist visas, since business or student visas usually require huge amounts of paperwork, while tourist visas are usually the simplest to obtain. We offer advice as to visas, and can supply documentation on the workshops when necessary, but we do not obtain visas for participants.

The package does not cover:

  • Air fares. Participants are free to make their own air fare arrangements, since they may want to arrive earlier, stay longer, or combine it with other stops.
  • Visa fees, (when applicable)

Methodology: Our workshops are a blend of theory and practice, examples and exercises. The workshops use lecture, discussion, exercises, video and short, simple, engaging group and individual projects

Benefits to Participants

  • Consider issues, problems and other people from multi-perspectives
  • Learn to accept and manage change
  • Learn to simplify and look at the overall picture instead of plunging into details
  • Come up with new ideas by reducing the blockages that prevent idea generation
  • Make better decisions by combining logic with imagination
  • Transform creative ideas into successful opportunities
  • Enable participants to make fewer assumptions and judgments. The suspension of judgment is the basis of “lateral thinking and of brainstorming.” Participants
  • will thus be better able to generate ideas and for the first time to “really” brainstorm, in meetings
  • Increased problem solving ability. Master simple tools to approach problem solving, including how to apply reversal thinking
  • Teaches participants how to look for connections between things and people, even in areas that seem to be unrelated
  • Encourages people to ask more questions and to be curious about more things