Living in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, survival requires us to continuously innovate and stay relevant to the marketplace. With all the disruptions that technology has brought to traditional industries such as retail, transport and communications, companies that stay stagnant will be eliminated. Planned change and growth are the only ways to remain competitive. In fact, everyone is capable of coming up with innovative ideas, and innovation is possible everywhere in the company. We should strive to encourage germination of good ideas. Creating a culture of innovation and growth is the responsibility of all leaders and employees and a critical core to success.


This program is designed to help employees and managers develop a growth mindset to build an innovative culture that will thrive in today's challenging business environment. Participants will be provided with practical frameworks and techniques to adopt and develop the right mindsets, improve the quality of their thinking and decisions, and build agility to thrive in the context of innovation and change. 




Key Benefits

  • Understand how beliefs and assumptions can influence behaviors and results
  • Adopt mindsets that encourage innovation and growth
  • Tackle challenges with increased confidence and resilience
  • Explore mechanisms and tools to facilitate innovation and change
  • Create a learning community to enhance capacity for transformation and innovative actions 


  • 理解信念和假设如何影响行为和结果
  • 采纳鼓励创新和成长的思维模式
  • 迎接挑战时更自信、灵活
  • 探索促进创新和变革的机制与工具
  • 营造一个学习社区,增强转型能力和创新行动

Session Outline


  • What is innovation?
  • Seeing the customer's point of view – Empathy maps
  • Identifying opportunities to innovate

Adopting a Mindset that Foster Innovation

  • Breaking down limiting beliefs
  • Growth vs. fixed mindsets
  • Cultivating a positive mindset and "can-do" attitude
  • Developing the strength and confidence to get out of your comfort zone


Ideation Thinking

  • Ideation killer
  • Managing the process of ideation
  • Divergent thinking technique – Lotus Blossom
  • Asking good questions
  • Invite collaboration – Generating "How Might We" (HMW) questions


  • 什么是创新?
  • 看到客户的观点 – 共情地图
  • 辨识创新的机会


  • 打破限制信念
  • 成长型思维 vs. 固定型思维
  • 培养积极思维和"做得到"的态度
  • 发展走出舒适区的实力和自信



  • 创意杀手
  • 管理创意过程
  • 发散性思考 - 莲花技巧
  • 提出好问题
  • 邀请协作 - 生成'我们可以如何'(HMW)问题

The custom-designed workshop will focus on resource-oriented experiential learning where participants are made to undergo stimulating experiences and made to reflect upon them in order to help them develop independent thought and analytical skills. All concepts and principles introduced will be accompanied by relevant work-related examples where appropriate. Group participation and sharing is encouraged in this highly interactive and inspiring environment. 


Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for all employees and managers in an organization.




08:45 Registration & Networking
09:00 Morning Session
10:30 Morning Session Coffee Break
10:45 Morning Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Afternoon Session
15:30 Afternoon Session Coffee Break
15:45 Afternoon Session
17:00 Session Ends

Refreshments will be served during the coffee break for the attendees. Lunch at a nearby restaurant is also included with the ticket price.

"Growth Mindset" Series

This training is part of the "Growth Mindset" Series of Programs.


A growth mindset embraces the idea that basic qualities can be developed through hard work, good strategies and input from others. Intelligence and talent are the starting points, supplemented by continual learning. Those who embrace this mindset see challenges as opportunities to grow and learn, and they are resilient, even when faced with failure. Cultivating a growth mindset in organizations is therefore a key factor in creating better agility and innovation and in developing an engaged, collaborative, committed, and truly trusting workforce.


Our Growth Mindset programs use research from Carol Dweck as well as other researchers to help organizations' employees develop their mindsets and skills. These programs explore the importance of effort, how mistakes help you learn, how to use setbacks as motivation, and the importance of curiosity and courage.

Practical tips and suggestions will be provided to help participants develop growth mindset to improve their resilience and to spur collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving at all organizational levels.


A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
회원 전용 가격 RMB 2,650
Member Company Employee Ticket
RMB 3,650
Non-Member Ticket
RMB 4,650


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at “Employee Rate”; Non-members are eligible to attend at “Non-Member Rate”.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.