KN3W IDEAS - Queensland Launch

KN3W IDEAS was launched in partnership with Brisbane North Institute of TAFE to a large audience of  leaders from the Queensland public service and business sector.

Glenn Searle, BNIT’s Head of Learning Solutions opened the meeting with a personal insight. Glenn recalled how, when he started his career his boss said “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions”, but after completing a KN3W IDEAS workshop he  was now able to see how identifying the right problem to solve could often be more important than the solution. Solving the wrong problem will give you the wrong solution every time.

Lynne Foley, BNIT CEO,  introduced the need for leaders, particularly in these tough economic times, to be more virulent when choosing what projects to undertake. Lynne reflected the way the KN3W IDEAS problem-led approach had helped the BNIT executive and senior management team to look at their business differently, and identify ideas to improve their services that would previously not have been considered.

John Gerrie, founder of KN3W IDEAS, introduced the audience to his unique new problem-led ideation methodology, driven through his patent-pending templates and tools, using case studies and industry research. John used a unique audience participation exercise to demonstrate something he calls Idea Fixedness, and discussed the process in KN3W IDEAS designed to break fixedness. 

Glenn Searle then presented the unique services the Learning Solutions’ group were able to provide and his team showcased some of their excellent work.

Learning Solutions
Contact: Glenn Searle
07 3259 4355 or 0413 701 431 
BNIT Corporate Services
Learning Solutions
Brisbane Tafe
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A great introduction to this unique new problem-led front-end of innovation technique. The book is also a complete DIY guide to running your own KN3W IDEAS workshop because it contains a complete set of the patent-pending KN3W IDEAS templates and tools, and a step-by-step classroom in a book tutorial – everything you need to start picking the right things to do – now!