Programs & Workshops


Programs & Workshops

Designed through collaboration. Proven through practice.

You know ‘why’ innovation is important, but what about the ‘what’ and the ‘how’?

How to build innovation capability? How to nuture a culture of innovation? How do you build a thriving team? What tools can help to identify challenges? What’s the first step when building a new team strategy?

At Hargraves, our workshops and programs stem from 20 years’ experience working with individuals, leaders and teams, delivering innovation, collaboration and strategy across all levels, sectors and industries.

Incorporating proven tools, expertise and insights, and designed through collaboration with leading innovatiove organisations, our workshops share the outcomes and insights of collective wisdom.

Innovation Health Check

Analyse priority areas and performance, set clear actionable objectives and use relevant strategies, tools and methods.

The environment around us is constantly changing. Leaders and teams need to stay ahead. Remote working, the gig economy, growth pressures and tight budgets are urgent, but regular planning and review are important to future success.

An Innovation Health Check is a conversation style assessment (face-to-face or online) using our Health Check Workbook to help leaders:

  • Understand where you are now and what’s changing in your world.
  • Identify what’s holding you, your team and your organisation back.
  • Plan your next steps – objectives, actions and key priorities.

This Health Check uses tools and methods including the Hargraves Innovation Principles, See Think Do, and People Centred Innovation (16 building blocks and 12 core values of innovation).

(Our Innovation Coaching Program includes a Health Check for your team or organisation.)

Collaboration Health Check

Research shows that over 70% of innovation comes from collaboration and less than 20% comes from creativity.

In this conversation style assessment, leaders:

  • Learn behaviours and mindsets at play in digital collaboration
  • Understand team collaboration, confidence and connectedness.
  • Discover ideas and insights which your team can apply.

This Health Check uses various tools and methods such as the Hargraves Team Collaboration Canvas and the New World of Work Canvas, with interactive whiteboards for online sessions.

(Our Innovation Coaching Program includes a Health Check for your team or organisation.)

Innovation Strategy Health Check

A 1/2 day inhouse workshop for leaders & decision makers with the authority and budget to drive change

An Innovation Strategy Workshop for Leaders incorporates the Hargraves Innovation Health Check Workbook to assist your senior leaders to:

  • understand where you are today and clarify your innovation purpose.
  • identify your priorities and the challenges holding you back.
  • engage your senior leaders in both setting and delivering your innovation strategy.
  • set a clear direction for your organisation and for collaboration with Hargraves and our innovation community.


An action plan and strategy to help your team/organisation build innovation capacity, strengthen or learn new skills and techniques, exchange knowledge and experience with peer leaders across a range of sectors and industries through engaging with the Hargraves community.

Strategy Analysis & Development for Teams

Analysis, ideas and steps to steps for success

Strategy development is key to helping teams and organisations adapt and plan for the future.

In this program, one on one intensive interviews with key plays capture the stories of what’s working well.

Using the stories and qualitative data, we’ll build an analysis of why, where and how innovation is happening. Through a facilitated workshop for leaders, we’ll present the analysis, and work through identifying issues to be solved and strategies for success.

This program includes capturing stories, idea generation, idea theming, and action planning to develop a challenge brief.

Optional: Stories may be assessed against formal DeakinCo. credentials for Hargraves Innovator Awards.

Innovation Mindset

An innovation mindset helps you seek and deliver better outcomes every day.

We’ll help understand innovation mindset and develop the confidence to be more innovative using tools and take-aways.

  • Realise your potential
  • Discover your innovation strengths
  • Nuture innovation culture
  • Be part of a thriving team

Innovation 101

Are you new to innovation? Keen to learn the basics – why, what, how?

Discover the tools and skills to be more innovative and have your ideas accepted. Be seen as someone who can make change happen, add value and contribute to your team.

123 INNOVATE See Think Do

Helping leaders discover innovation as a different, more enjoyable, way of working.

Innovation begins with the individual and their ability to ‘see’, ‘think’ and ‘do’.
123 INNOVATE lifts the innovation performance of team and organisations through understanding the elements behind this process:
People – the individual and their ability to “see, “think” and “do”.
Process – systematic steps towards a successful innovative outcome.
Tools – templates, tools and techniques that will help you complete the 123 INNOVATE process.

Stepping Up – Women, Innovation, Leadership

This program is not about changing women; it’s about helping women make the most of their strengths in the contemporary workplace to progress their careers and build confidence and visibility at work.

  • Develop your innovation mindset to reframe your career
  • Overcome barriers at work
  • Become a better leader

Healthy Teams Workshop

Experience healthier collaboration for better team performance

Today, there’s an increased awareness that nearly everyone is part of one or more teams, and that modern teams are different – more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic. You want your teams to be highly collaborative, every day. How well are your teams adopting the collaborative behaviours that make this possible?

The act of collaborating requires a different mindset, one which is not encouraged in a hierarchical workplace. We believe you can improve collaboration by addressing 2 key attributes ― ’confidence’ and ‘connectedness’. If every individual in your team feels confident about their place and purpose, and they know how to connect with others both personally and digitally, the collaboration will be more successful.

This workshop uses powerful collaboration tools to help leaders and teams discover ideas and insights for digital and face-to-face collaboration.

Examples of tools used in this workshop include Agility Magic Cards, CQ Tool, Designing (Digital) Collaboration Diagnostic, Hargraves Team Collaboration Canvas, with interactive whiteboards for online sessions.

“By morning tea, I felt my 6 hour round trip had paid off. A great mix of tools to help individuals and teams think differently and innovate more effectively.”

– BlueScope Steel

“Very productive workshop. We left with a practical To Do List to help us implement an innovation mindset from tomorrow.”

– Roche

“What a great workshop that allowed us to understand ourselves and the organisation better and gave us a sense of direction for our next steps to start innovating more.”

– Geoscience Australia

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