Change is Fuel Certificate: Embrace Your Creativity and Reimagine a New Way to Work


A Series of 3 Online Sessions Starting December 3, 2020! **Canceled**

Register Early! Course size is limited!

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

If you find yourself unmotivated, frustrated by changes, needing to do more in less time or lacking in creativity and innovation, this certificate gives you the opportunity to reinvent how you work. We will explore tried and true strategies to re-frame change, combat fatigue and tap into your creativity to nimbly reinvent and adjust your work while increasing your productivity. You will not only practice embracing a mindset of abundance and creativity, but also work on reimagining an element of your career (an offering, a process, your role or anything else you choose) to align it with your values and strengths AND your stakeholder's needs while increasing your productivity in the process. This certificate is built with busy training professionals in mind and is based on an approach that was proven to resonate at Training magazine’s Training 2020 Conference & Expo. The Brave New Workshop led a series of sessions which drew standing-room-only crowds and received rave evaluations.

Bonus Items:

  • You will receive a participant guide containing job aids, examples, worksheets and key points to remember for you to use as you reimagine your work.
  • Instructions to 10+ high-octane activities you can use with your teams when you are seeking to open minds, build trust, create divergent ideas or converge on a common goal.
  • You will be paired with an accountability partner, to help fuel your ongoing practice.
  • Self-assessment tools.
  • Minimum of 270 minutes of laughter, camaraderie and unconditional support for your best self.

There are no prerequisites.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone in the training industry seeking relief from worry, anxiety, ideas drought or wishing to bring more creativity, imagination and agency in their work. From trainers to instructional designers, to department heads, we all have an opportunity to re-imagine and re-invent our work (and life) and this certificate will not only give you a structure and process to do so, but help you build a mental and behavioral practice to power you through any change.



Jenni Lilledahl
Co-Owner, Brave New Workshop and Co-founder, Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Jenni is a pioneer in integrating improvisational behavior practice into personal growth and healing. Over the past 20+ year her transformational programs have touched thousands of people 9 – 90 years old. Jenni is also the co-owner of the nation’s longest running satirical comedy theatre, the Brave New Workshop (BNW). Prior to jumping off the corporate ladder into the world of comedy, Jenni spent 10 years in the field communications/public relations.
It is Jenni’s core belief and observation that people from all walks of life can practice the behaviors of improvisation to find their most confident self—that has led to hundreds of corporate learning programs and community outreach projects.

Margi Simmons
Director of Applied Improvisation, Brave New Workshop
Margi shares her talent with corporate clients all over the U.S. as a speaker, lead facilitator and emcee. She has wowed companies such as Accenture, Allianz, Carlson Companies, Cargill, Dole, General Mills, Hilton Worldwide, Land o’Lakes, Novo Nordisk, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thrivent, Target, and Wells Fargo to name a few.
Margi is also a leading force behind the Brave New Workshop’s women-focused programs and facilitates learning experiences for hundreds of women every year, helping them use their authentic voice and become their best, most creative selves.


Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:
  • Shift into a mindset and a set of behaviors which can help you become more comfortable with discomfort and resilient in the face of never-ending change.
  • Build a routine and practice for yourself that fuels creative thinking and reinvention.
  • Generate a large amount of divergent ideas to fuel your process of reinvention and design.
  • Gain clarity on your values, mindset and patterns of behavior as they relate to your innovation capability and agility.
  • Build an environment of psychological safety needed for innovation.
  • Design experiences with empathy and a strong focus on the human.
  • Practice behaviors that counteract some unproductive human tendencies (such as negativity bias, confirmation bias etc.) to deliver the outcomes you want to see.                    
Technical Requirements

Course Materials

  • Participant's guide containing job aids, examples, worksheets and key points to remember for you to use as you re-imagine your work
  • Instructions to 10+ high-octane activities you can use with your teams when you are seeking to open minds, build trust, create divergent ideas or converge on a common goal
  • Self-assessment tools
  • Readings and videos to deepen your learning    


 Instructional Approach:

  • Live online sessions
  • Reading, hands-on activities and reflection exercises between sessions
  • Rapid re-design assignment applying concepts and learnings     
SESSION 1: Mindset of Discovery

This session will be dedicated to jump starting your innovation fitness, and getting you ready to think big and think differently. We will practice listening and noticing and will work on our deferring judgment muscles so that we can distill key insights and honor diverse points of view, including our own.

Come prepared with: Self-assessment and personal/organizational values worksheet.

SESSION 2: Ideating at the Speed of Laughter

This session will be all about ideas and building interesting solutions collaboratively. You will learn how to draw inspiration from your environment and the people around you and will work together to generate numerous divergent ideas to aid each others’ projects.

Come prepared with: Point of view statement for yourself or end user of your re-design

SESSION 3: Storytelling and Influencing

This session will be all about practicing storytelling and envision the future. Putting to practice the mindset and behaviors we worked on in the previous sessions, you will share the key elements of your re-design and will commit to ongoing practice and building a courageous community of creative support.

Come prepared with: Key elements of your re-design.

Final assignment – self-reflection and commitment to practice
Course Dates

Course Dates      

Register soon! Course size is limited.

            2020 COURSE DATES: 

            Session 1:  Thursday, December 3, 2020
            Session 2:  Thursday, December 10, 2020
            Session 3:  Thursday, December 17, 2020
            Each session is 90 minutes in length

            All sessions start at 11:00 am Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

            8:00 am - 9:30 am Pacific Time (PT)
            9:00 am - 10:30 am Mountain Time (MT)
            10:00 am - 11.30 pm Central Time (CT)
            11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.

Course Rates

Course Rates

            Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $545.00
            Registration within 30 days of course start date: $695.00

            Train as a Team and Save!

            For questions on group discounts please go here.      

Course Equipment

Course Equipment       

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer in order to fully participate in the course as mobile applications such as Zoom and Adobe Connect have limited feature functionality that may prohibit you from fully experiencing class activities. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.        

Testimonials from the Brave New Workshop sessions at Training magazine's Training 2020 Conference & Expo are shown below.

It was fun and practical.

Real practice. Pushing us out of our comfort zone.

Excellent content. Useful/fun to practice and learn.

Thanks for making it safe to be outside my comfort zone.

And don't miss this video of the Brave New Workshop in action at Training 2020.

Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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