Front End Innovation Leadership Workshop

Where your leadership team will learn how to set up your front end innovation process for success – including hands-on work getting started building out strategic directions, desired outcomes, expectations, and reporting.

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Location: Live Online

Begin with the End in Mind

Eureka! Ranch has pioneered the only front-end innovation system that enables teams to consistently deliver venture-level development proposals for new products and/or services with 250% higher odds of success. And it all starts with setting clear strategies and expectations.

In this workshop, your leaders, will define the first and last part of your front-end innovation system.

First = defining the strategic directions. 

Last = determining what you want to see in order to confidently make development/investment decisions. 

They will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to enable your team(s) to do the work in the middle of the front-end system – creating, communicating, and vetting innovative ideas that fit the strategic direction and have higher odds of success.

Years Established

Percent Increase in innovation success rate

Live Online Team Workshop Agenda

Day 1

8:00am – 11:00am ET :: Morning Session

  • Innovation Engineering Overview – A high-level introduction of the system-thinking approach to innovation.
  • Front End Innovation (FEI) – Understand what it takes to invent and vet new business propositions with higher success rates.

11:00am – 1:00pm ET :: Lunch Break

1:00pm – 4:00pm ET :: Afternoon Session

  • Strategy Activation – Connect your business strategy to your innovation strategy to your innovation strategy by defining the mission, constraints, and opportunity areas.


September 22, 2021 :: Bonus Day 2

For Teams Focused on Getting Started Now!

8:00am – 11:00am ET ::  Morning Session

  • Metrics for Innovation Decision- Review best-practice metrics and customize them for your business.
  • FEI – Organizing for Success – Review best practice strategies for staffing, resourcing, and reporting structures and customize for your business.

11:00am – 1:00pm ET :: Lunch Break

1:00pm – 4:00pm :: Afternoon Session

  • Business Opportunity Recommendations – Build the ideal outcome of your FEI system.
  • Build Your FEI Wave 1 Game Plan – Review/adapt your approach for standing up the first use of your FEI system.

Program Value

$1000 per team of 3 – 5 people + $200 each additional attendee

Important Info



The approach your leaders will experience in the Front End Innovation Leadership Workshop is based on the validated processes Eureka! Ranch has used for over 35 years to help 100s of companies – from Fortune 100 to small and mid-sized – in all types of industries successfully invent, vet, and launch breakthrough new products, services, and systems.

It’s powered by Innovation Engineering® – a proven methodology for innovation that blends the rigor, discipline, and fact-based decision-making of systems with the creative, strategic, and inspired art of big thinking.


Who should attend?

Leadership that would set strategy and inform and decide what projects would be approved for development.

Why a team of 3 or more people?

Part of the driving force for innovation speed and success is alignment at the start.  This workshop is meant to not only stretch your thinking on a productive architecture for front-end innovation but also help you align as a leadership team on what you want from it.

Time is Precious. How can I be sure the 6 - 12 hours is worth it?

Numerous studies show that innovation goes slow and requires re-work when there’s a lack of structure and there’s lack of strategic direction and clarity.  Spending these hours understanding how to set your teams up for success, and avoiding frustration, shaves weeks and months off of development time.

What if we don't want to join a public program?

It’s a very popular option to do this workshop privately for a leadership team.  It allows for more open discussion on strategy and connection to current work throughout the program.  Contact Lydia Carson at LydiaC@EurekaRanch.com to learn more.

Do you offer this program in person?

At this time we are currently offering all of our public programs digitally. If you are interested in a private live session email Lydia Carson at LydiaC@EurekaRanch.com to learn more.

We already have a Stagegate system for development. How is this different?

Stage-gate, or any other system for development, is great. This workshop is focused on the front end, increasing the quantity and quality of ideas that are introduced into your development system. During the workshop, you’ll adapt the front-end system requirements to work with your existing process.

What Our Clients Say

Mark Lerner

President & COO Gojo Industries

Our speed to market has increased over 40% and our pipeline has been enriched by over 50%.


Ilene Quilty

Group Product Director Johnson & Johnson

The difference between other companies and Eureka! Ranch is that you leave the Ranch with both solid strategies and fully written and illustrated concepts that support those strategies so you can turn right around and present them to the Board of Directors, executive management, etc. I’ve been very impressed with the amount of legwork the team did prior to the Eureka! Inventing session to be fully prepared for the participants and to make the most of our time at the Eureka! Ranch. Eureka! Inventing has been a fabulous investment for my division. 

Ken Grier

Creative Director The Macallan

It gives you a completely different perspective on leading and managing businesses. Businesses have to be fast-moving. Have to adapt rapidly. This gives you the tools to really think in different and dynamic ways…It gives you a completely holistic view of how to really develop and change your business in a way that’s proven.