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Catalyst Ranch’s Sweet 16 Anniversary Party!

By |2018-10-18T20:01:59+00:00November 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch's Sweet 16 Anniversary Party happens Monday November 5! Family, Friends and Fans are all welcome for this FREE celebration of our years of hosting Creativity and Innovation and Festivities here in Chicago's West Loop!

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Ignite Chicago at Catalyst Ranch in October

By |2018-09-04T17:03:19+00:00October 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite Chicago Returns to Its Usual Haunt The Sheer Volume of Ideas is SPOOKY!   Ignite Chicago at Catalyst Ranch in October is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.   Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. [...]

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GFi Innovation Intensive: …Beyond Design Thinking Workshop

By |2018-10-04T22:42:26+00:00October 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Gregg Graley Innovation GFi Innovation Intensive: ...Beyond Design Thinking Workshop. This essential training for leaders and project managers will help you improve the effectiveness of innovation projects.

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Winnie the Pooh–Catalyst for Creative Thinking

By |2018-10-11T02:42:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspire, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thoughts on the movie Christopher Robin from our founder Eva Niewiadomski, exploring the essentially-Catalyst-Ranch ideas fueling our protagonist's change for the better in Winnie the Pooh–Catalyst for Creative Thinking. I went to see “Christopher Robin,” the new Disney movie, a few weeks ago because I had a free evening and felt like I needed a little [...]

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Lunch&Learn: How to Create a Perfect Meeting Agenda!

By |2018-09-04T17:15:56+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lunch&Learn: How to Create a Perfect Meeting Agenda! with Dr. Sarah Schneider, the first of a quarterly series of lunch-hour workshops from Catalyst Ranch.

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Our 2018 Chicago Ideas Week Short List

By |2018-09-27T20:11:53+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Calendar, Catalyst Ranch, Creativity, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Newsletter, October, Teach, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's our favorite time of year, y'all! No, we're not talking about sweater-weather autumn. We're talking about the approach of this year's Chicago Ideas Week, which of course brings with it our 2018 Chicago Ideas Week Short List! This annual festival is coming round' the mountain, kicking off on October 15. Chicago Ideas Week gathers over 200 global [...]

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Use your Next Leadership Retreat to Launch a Transformation: Learn the Process

By |2018-09-04T16:37:08+00:00September 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Use your Next Leadership Retreat to Launch a Transformation: Learn the Process September 24, 2018 12 noon to 4:30 $150 Click here to register! Need to launch a new way of being together with those you work with? Is it vital that your team, organization, or merging groups become more aligned, enthusiastic and creative together, in [...]

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Make Your Meeting Greener: Remember your R’s

By |2018-09-13T19:54:01+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Green, Meeting Tip, Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are the authority on everything Meetings- and Events-related because we know how to get the most out of bringing people together. We have people in mind all the time, but there is unending list of things and objects that go into gathering those people. From name badges to paper handouts and beyond, so much material waste [...]

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Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha!

By |2018-05-14T19:50:11+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative, Creativity, Facilitator, Interviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha! What is Ah Ha! and what do you do? Ah Ha! has been facilitating insight and innovation for over 20 years! We are a facilitation and consulting company that works to inspire people, connect knowledge and illuminate possibilities. Our custom-designed, facilitated sessions can include qualitative research, ideation, design thinking and strategic planning. [...]

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improve it! 2018 Q2 Business Improv Workshop

By |2018-03-06T17:56:04+00:00April 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

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