Innovation X-Change
Thu March 14 - Fri July 5, 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
Pumphouse School of Design - 24 Greenway St, Newcastle NSW
$2,100 + GST for 7 full day sessions

What is the Innovation X-Change Program?

The Innovation X-Change Program is a seven-session adventure that provides the opportunity to reflect, question, step out, develop, collaborate and network. The program instils participants with the courage and confidence required to take that extraordinary leap off the ledge into opportunity.

Change the way you think. Grow possibility in your business or organisation. This program is about understanding the concepts and practices of innovative entrepreneurship and assists those creating new products, processes and business models.

This program will help you discover, disrupt, connect, collaborate – and a whole lot more. If you’re ready to push boundaries, to challenge the status quo, to question the way you face the world, to change the way you think and respond, then you’re ready for The Innovation X-Change!

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Program content:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Design Thinking
  • Ideation
  • Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialisation
  • Workplace culture  

Over five months, participants explore and implement practical processes to foster innovation in the workplace. Whether you are an entrepreneur or from a large organisation, you will discover what is necessary to keep moving forward and remain sustainable in an era of constant change.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”  Robin Williams

Why Would You Do It?

“Because you know by doing what you have always done, you will get what you have always got!”

You might have an idea or a product you want to develop. You might want to start a brand-new business. You might want to bring a new process into the large, medium or small organisation you work for. Your managers might recognise what you can contribute to their business.

Our graduates are solo entrepreneurs, managers in small business, leaders in government institutions, department heads from large manufacturers, managers from financial institutions, app developers, and tech start-ups. The beauty of the mix is the brains trust in the room.

Guest Presenters

We put experts and entrepreneurs in front of you to tell it as it is. From IP to inventors, investors to advisors. Our guest presenters have included James O’Loghlin (ABC New Inventors), Lisa Messenger (The Collective), Jennifer Holland (CEO Throat Scope, Shark Tank), Will Hird (Davies Collison Cave) and Roger Langsdon (Planet Innovation).

What Our Participants Have Said?

“The course has inspired me to challenge our conventional practices. It gave me the confidence to stand up and say we need to be more innovative and come up with smart solutions to stay competitive. It taught me to accept and embrace my disruptive thinking.” — Engineer

“I have already started to implement some of the aspects we have covered during the past few months - in both my professional and personal lives - and believe I have really benefited on a number of levels from The Innovation experience.” — PR Manager, Training Company

“This is a really valuable course and I can see the changes in myself already. The motivation and encouragement has been amazing. I have been encouraging my team to think about the future and what kind of impact we can make. Thank You!” —Small Business Employee.

"This course is life-changing.” — Government Employee

“Thank you for your guidance and provoking during the course. The exposure to ideas and thought processes was something I appreciated. I expected a how-to course with notes etc. After a short while I realised you cannot, by definition innovate by learning. You need to discover what you can do by listening and seeing what others have done. It is not easy, and it requires self-awareness and honest personal evaluation. That you taught me. I believe business leaders need to take time out from doing and spend more time thinking. The program gave me that opportunity.” — Partner, Law Firm

“It challenged me and opened me up to a different way of thinking and took me out of my comfort zone. It is also good that you can interact with different people with different skills and thinking.” —Manager, Financial Institution

“My mind was racing; ideas literally flowing. All I can say is I am so glad I didn’t miss out. This program is so worth it.” — Entrepreneur - Interior Design




Each session runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the Pumphouse School of Design in Wickham. The dates are as follows:

  • March 14
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • May 24
  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 5
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Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

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