Course curriculum

    1. Preparation and Getting Started for Online Independent Self-Led Teams

    2. Instructions - CSI2 Creative Scene Investigation Collaborative Team Canvas

    3. Sample email with (sample) WKC board URL code CSI2 COURSE NEEDS UPDATING FROM HERE

    4. Start the "Creative Collaborator Canvas" now

    1. AFTER: Options for continued learning after the sessions

    2. Stay in touch! & How to contact us

About this course

  • $300.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


CSI-2 Creative Scene Investigation Collaborative Team Canvas

About this course

Creative Solutions Collaborator Canvas: Come up with better ideas sooner

This session revolves around an interactive collaborative canvas that introduces a foundational creative and critical thinking model and related tools to help a team to come up with better ideas faster. Incorporates the Strategies for Innovative Development (SID) one-page solutions template, and a number of popular Design Thinking tools. CSI2

ABOUT The Course Content

The Creative Collaborator Canvas: Better ideas faster. The virtual canvas can be self-led & run by an independent leader for their team OR professionally facilitator-led

The CSI2: Creative Collaborator Canvas uses both the SID model & design thinking tools, for better ideas & solutions faster!

  • Use the one-page process SID mode (centre) for coming up with a summary of the better ideas & solutions faster.
  • Use the 4 Mode SID Flipcharts & Flow (left) to explore workings.
  • Use the Deep Dive design thinking tools (right) to extend any mode as needed.

This canvas covers framing problem statements through to rapid ideation and implementation using the Strategies for Innovative Development (SID) model & design thinking tools. It's designed to come up with better ideas (Creative thinking)   and solutions (Critical thinking) faster. This canvas process can be used in as fast as 30 mins (centre page), or as long as it needs using the workings (left) out and extension tools (right).

The board utilizes both divergent thinking and convergent thinking to explore many possible solutions and come up with some practical applications for business issues or areas needing fresh thinking. The session provides the opportunity to participate in & solve a real case study or workplace issue.

The problem-solving process requires both the ability to come up with new ideas and better ways of doing things (creative thinking) AND to assess the worth or validity of those ideas and convert them to practical solutions (critical thinking).

The opening 2 modes in this model focus on being creative and looking for all the crazy 'what if' blue sky "better" ideas.

The final 2 modes will make sure you actually are solving the best problem, and in a way that is actually works. Critical thinking ensures the creative ideas are earthed. (better solutions).

Using a process with the SID model ensures the steps are all done and at the right time, in the best order.

CREATIVE THINKING The thinking we do when we generate ideas. Can challenge dogma and construct unusual elements/ Divergent Thinking

CRITICAL THINKING The thinking we do when we judge ideas. Can apply meaning and relevance. /Convergent Thinking.


Who is this course for? 

  1. Leaders and teams that want to use quick and simple design thinking creative problem-solving tools to come up with better ideas (and solutions) faster!
  2. Leaders who have participated in the full 'CSI2 Creative and Critical Thinking Rescue Strategies' workshop and would like to use the canvas for their teams. 
  3. The canvas can also be used by individuals to systematically walk through a simple design thinking process. - one step at a time. 


Creative Thinking Rescue Strategies - workings

MODE 1: ENQUIRE (Empathize & Frame)

  • STRATEGY 1: Cultivate curiosity
  • STRATEGY 2: Accept ambiguity

MODE 2: EXPLORE (Ideate & Diversify)

  • STRATEGY 3: Unleash your imagination
  • STRATEGY 4: Access all parts of the brain

Critical Thinking Rescue Strategies workings

MODE 3: SOLVE (Highlight Solutions)

  • STRATEGY 5: Reconstruct common concepts

MODE 4: APPLY (Prototype & Test)

  • STRATEGY 6: Explore different paths
  • STRATEGY 7: Embrace optimism





  • Deep dive design thinking tools (use these as needed to further explore each mode & strategy.

Delivery Options

There are several delivery options to choose from:

The CSI digital program comes with the ‘collaborator canvas’ (digital Miro-board). The session can be self-lead by an independent leader. This can also be complemented with more content from a professional facilitator and other online resources. The digital board is complete with instructions and videos to allow teams to independently self-guide through the session. 

Self-led teams (option #2) have the option to also upload their boards and assessments to receive professional Analysis /Feedback /Coaching and help to identify innovation leadership capabilities. (extra fees apply)


Dive deep with an accredited professional facilitator.

Book an accredited facilitator to walk you / your team(s) through the full program with a A) face to face, OR  B) virtual live workshop setting. This allows for full content and an extended comprehensive debrief, to reach more customized outcomes and develop action plans.

HOW? contact Tirian to book a workshop.

(consider becoming a licenced partner or accredited facilitator)


Collaborate in independent self-led teams.

If you are on this course page, then you have landed on Option-2.

Click the BUY button at the very top of this page. The above fee is only paid once by the team leader and covers everyone on the team.  The board can be reused by the same leader and team.

Purchase the digital Miroboard as an independent team, and use the format to discuss the topic in teams, using the online video & written instructions. Suited to Leaders and teams that want to self-diagnose the current personal, team and organisation culture that and tension that innovation and change brings.



a) Only the team leader needs to purchase this course online.  

b) The team leader follows the course flow,  logistics info & instructions to coordinate with their team.

c) We will send a unique ULR to the actual digital Miroboard.

d) The team leader then invites the rest of their team (rec  7) by way of the unique URL (browser-based) to join the  digital Miroboard.




This digital Miro board can also be printed onto A1 large flipchart paper and used physically in a face-to-face team session.


Explore the concepts as an individual

Individual self-paced learning through walking through the board ideas and concepts independently, and/or combining the experience with learning modules as part of the full bundle self-paced online courses.


HOW?  leave this course and look for the course called Creative & Critical Thinking (CSI2) CORE COURSE (for INDIVIDUALS) + CSI SID model with Design Thinking Canvas

Analysis /Feedback /Coaching Options

  • $500.00

    Analysis, Feedback & Coaching (AFC)

    Self-led teams have the option to upload their canvas / board / assessments to receive professional Analysis /Feedback /Coaching. Help to identify readiness & capabilities.
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Designers & Research Team

Andrew Grant (BEd, Dip Tch)

Executive Director Tirian

Co-author “Who Killed Creativity” & “The Innovation Race”

Gaia Grant  (PhD, MSc, Grad Dip Change Leadership, BD (hons), BA, Dip Ed.)

Executive Director Tirian, Author, Doctoral Researcher & Lecturer
Associate Adjunct Faculty Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship | University of Sydney B
usiness School. 
Co-author “Who Killed Creativity” & “The Innovation Race” & Director of Tirian 

Contributing Researches & Co-designers:
- Dr Jason Gallate (PhD) Psychology & Neuroscience,
- Dr Lloyd Irwin  (DMin) Leadership,
- Carol Fusek (former P&G executive)
Watch Intro Video

Video CSI suite

CSI Creative Scene Investigation Program and Licencing Promo (5 mins)


  • How do people purchase the CSI-2 Creative Scene Investigation Collaborative Team Canvas?

    ANSWER: The ‘Collaborator Canvas / Gamified Simulation is on a Miroboard, but is accessed through our Learning Management System (what you are on right now) The team leader (not the rest of the team) purchases and enrols in this course. As soon as we get notice of your enrolment, we will create and send a unique URL link to access your own Miroboard Canvas. As the team leader you will then set up a time with your team and send them the URL link to share the Miroboard. You can start on this leader learning course immediately, however for the URL board link, please allow a 2-3 working days or contact us on [email protected] .

  • What is the best team size per 'CSI-2 Creative Scene Investigation Collaborative Team Canvas

    ANSWER: Most of this CSI suite revolved around roles for 7 people. however there is some flex in this program and could range from 10. any more and the board gets too busy.

  • I have more than 1 team, and more than 10 people.

    ANSWER: Independent Self-Led Leaders Agreement: please note that the Collaborator Canvases are picked from Tirian's full program suite and are specially selected modules. Their purpose / use is for dialogue with small teams. This type of licensing model is not suitable, nor permitted to be used for training, teaching, running workshops, or commercial licensing beyond one-on-one and selected small groups. (anything beyond this would require the leaders to apply for full licensing partnership.) Tirian can remove / block any Miroboard URL at their discretion.

  • How do I purchase additional Collaborator Canvases?

    ANSWER: If you want to purchase more than one canvas /board or repeat for future sessions, contact us (TIRIAN) [email protected] and we can arrange codes and an invoice. Noting the above info > that this canvas board is for team coaching only. Anything larger should fall under the engagement of a complete workshop or full licencing partnership agreement.

  • Can I reuse the Collaborators Canvases?

    ANSWER: Independent Self-Led Leaders & Coaches- It’s recommended to repurchase a new board each time, for new teams, especially if the team wants to keep their current canvas live, (allowing them to revisit and update it). However at a squeeze, it can be reused by the same purchaser, noting the canvas would need to be reset (scrubbed) by the purchaser. Fully licensed partners - get unlimited access to the canvases and the equivalent physical table versions, if it forms part of their contract in the context of a full workshop & TTT contract.

  • Can an individual use the 'CSI-2 Creative Scene Investigation Collaborative Team Canvas

    ANSWER: Yes! The board is primarily set up for teams to play, however, it can easily be used by individuals. Individuals can walk through the board ideas and concepts independently, with the recommended option to combine the experience with the other learning modules as part of the full bundle self-paced online courses. (Pre-course, Learning Journey, and the book).

  • Is there any more?

    YES: we have a full integrated course (including PRE and POST learning, with ADVANCED ASSIGNMENT and ACCREDITATION options. ... ... There is also the opportunity to buy LICENCING and train the trainer for large scale roll-outs and/or independent training companies. .... This CSI program is also part of a larger Suite. ... ... There is also a CSI1 diagnostic course, and you can go onto be engaged with more Suites in this topic. These include: Harnessing Creative Intelligence (CQ) - for a competitive business advantage ... ... Creative Thinking Strategies: Skills to redesign your brain for generating unique ideas. ... ... Critical Thinking Skills: How to use critical thinking for more effective problem solving. ... ... Implications & Applications: Business facilitation with case study & coaching. TRY & APPLY: Become a company (eg P&G case study) and practice using the method to solve a seemingly impossible “wicked” problem. ... ... Innovation: How to Win The Innovation Race.

Watch Intro Video

Video CSI-1 Digital Game Introduction 'Who Killed Creativity?'

ABOUT CSI-1 Digital Game Version (4 min)