Kansas City Theory of Creativity™ Masterclass
Join us near Hyde Park just south of Downtown K.C. for a Unique Master Class on Creativity, Innovation & Disruption
Duncan Wardle’s design-thinking method was 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 brands across the globe from Apple to Disney to help boost their innovation potential to new heights.
Whether you work in transportation, education, health services or any of the other incredible Kansas City industries, Duncan’s groundbreaking approach and tools, paired with the innovation toolkit you take away from this class, will empower you and everyone on your team to develop a culture of disruptive creativity.
Learn from Duncan’s Experience With Disney
Take Part In A Hands-on Masterclass
Learn Tools You Can Implement The Next Day
How Do I Benefit?
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 at The 1923 Room at Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City, you will learn a unique Design Thinking process; one that, unlike traditional workshops, is not focused on theory but on 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 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.
Like the sauce in KC-style BBQ, this innovation training will be the secret ingredient your team needs to create truly magical ideas.
Masterclass Host – Duncan Wardle
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 from Portugal to the Power & Light District 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.
Sounds Great…How Do I Join?
Space in these masterclasses is extremely limited. To reserve your spot, get your tickets here.
Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00PM
The 1923 Room
300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Looking to maximize your DISRUPT Kansas City experience, and get the most out of your day with Disney’s former Head of Innovation and Creativity? Then consider upgrading you and your team to the DISRUPT Kansas City VIP Experience.
Limited to just 10 individuals, the DISRUPT Kansas City VIP Experience is like booking Duncan for a private innovation and ideation consulting session, but at a small fraction of what his many Fortune 500 clients normally pay.
As a VIP Experience Ticket Holder, you’ll be in the center of the action all day long at DISRUPT Kansas City, with guaranteed front row reserved seating. And once the masterclass is over? Well the DISRUPT Kansas City VIP Experience is just getting started…
This intimate group of 10 K.C. Thought Leaders will then join Duncan for a private dinner at one of the hottest restaurants in town. With no agenda and a quiet dining space all our own, this event will be the perfect opportunity to fully engage with Duncan. To discuss the specific creative challenges your business is facing. To further explore how you can build a culture of innovation. To learn from Duncan’s 20 years driving creativity for the world’s most creative company.
As a VIP Ticketholder, you will have direct, uninterrupted access to the man who was responsible for some of Disneyland’s most iconic and profitable innovations. The man who literally put Buzz Lightyear on the moon (be sure to ask Duncan about this story at dinner)!
The DISRUPT Kansas City VIP Experience is an investment in yourself and your business. An investment we promise will pay incredible dividends for many years to come…
Click here to secure one of the extremely limited VIP Seats to Duncan’s DISRUPT Kansas City Innovation Masterclass.
Masterclass Location – The 1923 Room, Kansas City
An open space for our day dedicated to opening minds, The 1923 Room is one of Kansas City’s most beautiful historic venues.
Built in 1923, this space has all the elegant touches you’d expect of a venue that’s nearly 100 years-old, but features the modern amenities you love. With a wall of windows that overlooks the tree-lined streets of Hyde Park, this room will serve as the perfect backdrop for our DISRUPT Innovation Masterclass.
Just south of downtown Kansas City, The 1923 Room at Plexpod Westport Commons is conveniently located, with easy access to both I-35 and Rt. 71, and features plenty of on-site parking, making traveling to DISRUPT the only part of your day that won’t require you to think!
To learn more about The 1923 room visit https://www.heritageeventspaces.com/the-1923-room
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