Innovation Bootcamp is a course of 6 workshops designed to help innovation leaders embed a culture and programme of innovation into their organisations.
Find out more about the Innovation Bootcamp here.
Participate in our hands-on workshops to access the resources you need to successfully build, implement and drive impactful innovation across your organisation.
Each workshop is limited to the first 40 sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis.
The idea evaluation phase is perhaps one of the most challenging parts of your innovation process. Well-crafted innovation challenges that have a strong and compelling recognition programme attached to them attract a range of ideas of varying potential, so the question is how to quickly identify the ones that are most likely to help you achieve your innovation goals. It’s also important that you and your whole team have a clear understanding of what makes an idea successful and why some ideas successfully progress through your innovation workflow while others are archived or paused.
Being able to evaluate ideas quickly and at scale is crucial because, like all organisations, you’re short on time and resources. However, the evaluation of ideas isn’t always straightforward, which highlights the importance of having a clear matrix in place through which to evaluate them.
During this workshop, we’ll be looking at different idea evaluation methods and helping you to map out an evaluation matrix to organise and rank each idea against the metrics that matter for your organisation. Not every idea needs to go through this evaluation process, which is why it’s crucial to learn how to quickly identify which ideas need to go through an extensive evaluation process and which can be ranked based on a quick checklist.
Another key part of idea evaluation is effectively delivering feedback, a crucial component of trying to get the best out of your team. If you want to keep ideas rolling into the top of the funnel, you have to ensure that every idea receives the attention and feedback it deserves and that every person who contributed feels valued. Of course, it’s important to recognise that there’s a wrong way to deliver feedback, which could lead your colleagues to think twice before offering up new ideas – the exact opposite of what you’re looking for!
In this workshop, you’ll discover:
- How to evaluate ideas at scale
- How to quickly identify whether an idea is worth taking forward
- How to effectively deliver feedback (negative and positive) that encourages further ideation.
After completing this workshop, you’ll have a clear understanding of what makes an idea great, how to quickly evaluate it and how to keep everyone focused on the criteria and methodology that defines an impactful and feasible idea. You’ll also learn how to deliver effective and constructive feedback that doesn’t kill off ideas too early.
8:30am Registration and light breakfast
9:00am Opening remarks by Jonny Fisher, Idea Drop
9:15am Presentation by James Grice, Eversheds
9:30am Idea Evaluation Process workshop
10:15am Closing remarks
11:00am Event close
By joining our workshop, you’ll also get exclusive access to a closed online group of innovation experts and thought leaders, where the conversation will continue with support, shared experiences, helpful content and interaction with other innovation leads.
You’ll be in great company! Our events are regularly attended by senior decision makers and innovation leaders from some of the world’s smartest companies including Arriva Trains, Barclays, Metropolitan Police, Virgin, EY, PwC, Hotel Chocolat, Waitrose, Royal Mail, Vodafone, Anglo American, Premier Inn, M&C Saatchi, NatWest Bank and many more.
Our official partners
As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. They provide the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; insurance and financial services; human capital and labour law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.
Chaucer is recognised as a UK leading Digital Transformation consultancy with over 30 years’ experience. We help clients move beyond a technology focus, developing their culture, improving their strategy and operating models to enable them as digital enterprises, creating new value for customers, employees, shareholders and wider society.
James Grice, Innovation Lead Eversheds Sutherland
An experienced IT professional with a track record of delivering innovative solutions to solve a variety of problems across various sectors. James is responsible for the design and implementation of the firms innovation strategy which aims to foster an innovative culture across a global business. James has extensive experience of translating business needs into IT solutions, with strong relationship management and communication skills as well as a focus on business change and human centred design. James is currently leading on the delivery of a global, client facing solution to provide a highly accessible, collaborative and transparent platform for lawyers and clients. Harnessing the power of data to provide insights into business processes and create engaging, interactive analytics for internal and external stakeholders alike.
Jonny Fisher, Co-founder & CRO Idea Drop
An experienced strategy and innovation expert, Jonny consults globally with a wide range of fortune 500 organisations across a broad range of sectors, helping them plan, execute and measure transformational innovation programmes. Jonny is Co-Founder and CRO at Idea Drop.