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Theory of Creativity ™ – INNOVATION MASTERCLASS

Who is Duncan Wardle?

The former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle spent his 25-year career driving innovative ideas and strategies for the world’s most creative organization. Ideas that would forever change the way the company expands its impact, trains its employees, and solves problems creatively.

Today, Duncan is a leading global innovation and creativity consultant, training companies across the globe on how to leverage the full creative potential of their teams. With an infectious energy and playful collaboration, Duncan pushes executives and their teams to overcome preconceived ideas, act more audaciously, and develop their own innovation “light switch”, triggering their creative brain and accessing the ideas that turn ordinary companies into industry leaders.

Through his company iD8&innov8, Duncan has trained over 30,000 professionals and executives across the world at organizations such as Apple, NBA, Twitter, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Forbes and many more. To learn more about Duncan click here.

Theory of Creativity Innovation Masterclass 

A Unique Innovation Masterclass on Creativity, Innovation & Disruption

Duncan Wardle’s design-thinking method is conceived to help leadership and management develop and embed a creative problem-solving process within their own organizations by providing them with tangible tools everyone can use to Think Different and develop groundbreaking innovative ideas. It has been successfully deployed over the last few years by leading global brands from Apple to Disney to help boost their innovation potential to new heights.

Regardless of your industry or background, Duncan’s groundbreaking approach and tools, and the innovation toolkit you take away from this Class will empower you and everyone in your team to develop a culture of disruptive creativity.

How Do I Benefit?

This is more than just an innovation masterclass. It’s verifiable a game changer for participants.

Through an entertaining, interactive 8-hour day, you will learn a unique Design Thinking process, one that unlike traditional workshops is not focused on theory but actual practice of HOW to innovate!

Leaning on his insights from his former career at Disney, Duncan will provide you with proven, actionable steps to start creating immediate innovation magic within your organization. By the end of the day, you will walk away with a unique set of innovation tools and techniques that everyone in your organization can use to think and act more audaciously, get to breakthrough ideas faster, and leverage a unique insight gathering process that leads to revolutionary new products and services – disrupting your industry in the process.

After this Innovation Masterclass, you will have the power to:

  • Infuse a culture of innovation and a “start-up mindset” inside even the most traditional workplaces
  • Use the Imagination EmporiumTM Innovation Toolkit to systematically drive creative progress within your organization (Tangible tools such as workbooks and creativity cards provided to all masterclass attendees)
  • Identify the most powerful techniques to uncover the levers inside your company that fuel innovation
  • Use tools from the unique iD8&innov8 Design Thinking Process to uncover insights for innovation and create ideas and concepts that deliver tangible business results
  • Implement game-changing ideas and get to market faster, allowing you to compete with even the most agile competitors
  • Create an entrepreneurial mindset in your teams

Whether you already work in a “creative” industry, or your looking for creativity and innovation as a means to drive new competitive advantages for your business, The Theory of Creativity Innovation Masterclass will provide you with the tools and insights you need to take action, inspire your teams, and start building a culture of creativity today.

Sounds Great…How Do I Join?

Space in these masterclasses is extremely limited. To reserve your spot, get your tickets here.

Friday, October 4, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Vancouver, BC

Friday, November 1, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00PM

London, UK

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Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Kansas City, MO

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Calgary, AB, Canada

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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Email disrupt@duncanwardle.com to get notified as soon as tickets are released!

Monday, June 8th, 2020
8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Toronto, ON, Canada

In Partnership With

I am honoured to partner with  Savage & Wiser and grateful for their support in bringing my Masterclass around the world!

Duncan was an inspiring part of TEDx. His knowledge and experience are matched by his enthusiasm for delighting the audience with his wit and charm. I look forward to working with Duncan again- learning & exploring, in-depth, through his design workshops!

-Cassaundra Melgar-C’de Baca, Executive Producer, TEDxLadyBirdLake

Duncan has amazed all of us and our audience during his visit to Colombia. Addressing to an audience of over 1,000 people he was able to land innovation and creativity in very simple and practical steps, and in a very fun way also! It is obvious that his over 20 years of experience with outstanding results in his back has given us also proven results of his proposed methodology. As a speaker, he comes across very simple, clear but with an incredible passion that is so contagious, you don’t realize how time goes by in his presentation!

-MARCELO CATALDO, CEO, Tigo Une

We've had the pleasure of having Duncan speak at three different events in 2017. Each time, he was the audience favorite, hands down. His presentations are work sessions designed to be fun, interactive, and fast-paced. Duncan is true wealth of creative knowledge and inspiration, and he helped our members stretch their out-of-the-box thinking.

-Mike McMahon, President & Executive Director, Path to Purchase Institute

Duncan’s power comes from his engaging exercises, energetic delivery and the memorability of his tools. When a 100 year old brand starts replacing stagnant approaches with expansive language like “how might we?” or “Yes, And,” - you know the culture is beginning to shift.

-Lori Geoffrey, Director of Digital Experience Pacific Gas and Electric

While Duncan spoke to a large and packed room, people were inspired and hung on his every word. Many claimed it was one of the best presentations they'd ever experienced. If you're looking for an amazing speaker who can motivate others to innovate, then look no further than Duncan Wardle."

-Michael Stelzner, Founder Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing World

Duncan’s workshop sparked our creative minds and gave us tools that will pay dividends for years to come. My team was thoroughly captivated, fully engaged, energized and inspired. Look no further than Duncan for one of the best investments you will ever make in your business.

-Lisa Cotter, Vice President of Marketing, Orlando Magic

Duncan Wardle's interactive presentation breathed a new life of excitement into our Driven Brands Marketing teams. Immediately following his innovation seminar, we all created desktop screensavers with little tidbits or quotes from his lessons ensuring we would be reminded every day to "find the yes" or "get out of our river of thought"... and to "share early and often". We started having breakfast meetings where we idea shared. Ultimately Duncan's teachings continue to remind us that innovation is such a vital part of jobs and we can also have a lot of fun doing it.

-Hannah Ross, Sr. Marketing Manager, Carstar

In true Disney fashion, Duncan’s teaching methods are educational and entertaining. He has successfully introduced new ways of thinking into our company, paving the way to invigorating and enhancing our culture of continued innovation and creativity.”

-George Scammell, Director of Interior Design, Princess Cruises

If your company is looking for ways to continuously improve, engage your employees to think differently and have fun along the way, you’ll find inspiration in Duncan’s Innovation Emporium., Not only have our teams returned from Duncan’s workshops with a newfound excitement and a belief that they have what it takes to be innovative, they’ve also generated tangible ideas that are moving into the implementation phase.

-Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer - Pacific Gas and Electric Company

In one word I would explain Duncan’s creativity training as transformative. One day with Duncan created more than a year of conversation and fresh approaches to brainstorming throughout our agency.

-Tom Coyne, CEO of Coyne PR

Duncan has a unique way of connecting with an audience and challenging them to approach creativity in a radically different approach. Considering that many of the people in the audience are creative people by nature and job description, that is fairly remarkable. Duncan’s insights and sense of humor keep the audience engaged from start to finish.

-Paul Noland, President & CEO International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

Duncan’s Musings

Why Your Business Needs Creativity

As an ideation speaker, I talk a lot about creativity and idea generation, as these are some of the most important skills I learned during my time as Head of Creativity and Innovation at The Walt Disney Company. More specifically, [...]

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