Workshops, Trainings, and Experiences

 

The Design Thinking Workshop lays the foundation for a creative approach to productivity inspired by Design Thinking, a problem-solving technique originating from the Stanford Design School and used by some of the most innovative companies and organizations in the world.

  • Key learnings: Overview of the 5 Stages of a Design Thinking cycle, using design techniques to rapidly prototype and test potential solutions

  • Format: 180 min. hands-on workshop

 
 

 
 

In the GSD.LAB training, participants turn information overload and last-minute emergencies into opportunities, by engaging with their priorities systematically, instead of ad hoc. By understanding the psychological principles that underlie their productivity, participants learn how to balance day-to-day control with long-term focus by leveraging proven organizational methods.

  • Key learnings: Habits and routines for balancing control and focus, decision-making and execution in ambiguous environments, practical workflow tools

  • Format: Full-day workshop

 
 

 
 

The Design Your Habits training draws on lessons from behavioral science research, applied psychology, and persuasive technology to enable participants to enact meaningful, sustainable behavior change. Participants learn how to break down their organizational, team, and individual goals into small, manageable habits, providing targeted feedback and guidance as they design a habit for themselves.

  • Key learnings: How habits work (basal ganglia and Habit Loop model), 3 types of behavioral change strategies, step-by-step walkthrough to design a new habit for enhanced productivity

  • Format: Full-day workshop

 
 

 
 

In this workshop, participants are introduced to innovative methods of planning, organizing, and deploying information using digital tools, including leading strategies from creative fields. Participants learn how to systematically manage large volumes of information, including how to structure their ideas for quick retrieval, without getting overwhelmed or spending countless hours in upkeep.

  • Key learnings: Deeper insights into your patterns of thinking and learning, increasing productivity using previous work, creative confidence

  • Format: Full-day workshop

 
 

 
 

Join members of the Forte Labs team in a Design Sprint. We'll work through an opportunity/challenge you or your company has and create innovative solutions that wouldn't have come about otherwise. These design sprints are 3-5 day intensives, and are offered at interval times.

  • Upcoming Sprints: TBD

 
 

 
 

Forte Labs' Off-Sites are an opportunity to bring your team together to connect and build teamwork on a whole new level. By using innovative practices to build relatedness and encourage authenticity, we bring your team to the next level of productivity and communication. These off-sites are especially powerful for teams that work remotely. All off-sites are completely customized to the team.

  • Format: 1-3 days

 

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Testimonials

"Tiago is distinguished, if not singular, in his ability to combine transformative perspective, rigorous thinking, and ingenuity in his fresh approach to productivity and innovation."

-Drew Levy, PhD, Evidence Science & Innovation group, U.S. Medical Affairs, Genentech

"This class is pretty remarkable... [Tiago] breaks it down for you in very accessible chunks that you can accomplish and you can see how much work he has put into building a really useful class. This is not fluff. It's actually useful..."

-Bruce Hartford, Senior Art Director, Bozell

"The class is an incredible walkthrough of every important aspect of making new habits and keeping them. It makes each step simple and concise."

-MJ Schoen, Producer, Venture Hill Entertainment


Why work with us

We work with your team and equip them to be more productive with the tools they already have, and in the process of doing so we build team engagement, capacity, and connection.

Our trained facilitators serve as productivity consultants, coaches, and change agents. Through their facilitation, your team will understand and embrace new creative processes.

Our workshops are:

 Project and skills-based

Project and skills-based

Every workshop is designed to leave participants with a tangible action plan and the skills to execute it

 User-centered

Experiential

Our communicative approach uses a mix of hands-on demonstrations, group and pair exercises, and directed discussions

 Expert facilitators

Expert-led

All our facilitators have undergone an intensive training program and are experts in their field

 Tech-agnostic

Tech-agnostic

The methods we teach work across any device, operating system, or platform

 Customized

Customized

Each of our workshops is customized to your teams specific needs, opportunities, and challenges

 Pull-through coaching

Coach-supported

Our facilitators support participants in applying skills learned