Original thinking the Google way (virtual event)

Our virtual events bring the same inspiration, fun and engaging experience the London Business Forum is known for online. You can expect the same mix of great ideas alongside new levels of interaction and engagement, taking full advantage of technology.

  • Challenge the way you approach and solve problems
  • Unlock new options through disruptive thinking techniques
  • Accelerate cognitive diversity and psychological safety to embrace the virtual world

Creativity cannot live exclusively in protected pockets of our organisations, it must be something that is part of how we all show up every day. For this, we need to recognise that whilst significant disruptive output is not what we have to achieve in the majority of our work (disruptive innovation is expensive and most often fails), the same skills, techniques and behaviours are vital, if we are to challenge the way we problem solve or think about and approach even our most simplest of daily challenges.

This virtual session is for anyone who sees the current global disruption as an opportunity to change the way we work and the skills most vital to us. For many, this has been forced on us, but everyone has more scope than ever before to challenge the status quo.

We'll share a handful of simple everyday disruptive thinking techniques, championed at Google and other forward thinking organisations. We'll also experiment with how to flex these in a world of blended interaction environments, from in-person, to using virtual meeting apps, and even silent meetings over a shared doc!

In order to fully participate in this virtual event, you will need a Zoom account, a webcam and microphone. The session will be recorded but will be available only to those who have booked a place on the webinar.

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Kirk Vallis

Kirk Vallis helps his fellow Goolgers use creativity to solve problems. He does this in two ways - facilitating teams through projects and working sessions where fresh or disruptive thinking is required. He also builds the confidence and capability in others to do it themself. Where time permits away from Google, Kirk acts as an advisor, mentor and public speaker. He advises non-competing organisations to help them develop creative capability at all levels in their organisations. He also currently leads a module on creative problem solving for both the English Football Association UEFA Pro coaching licence and their Technical Director program. He is an ambassador for Moving Ahead, a social enterprise focussed on helping drive greater diversity in business all over the world.