About our Online Learning Experiences

  • ABOUT THE COURSES: The online courses we have designed are educationally sound, academically validated, and business actionable. They are all carefully crafted with a flow to make sure effective learning occurs and in a way that can be applied in the workplace.

  • TOPICS: We are the original designers of interactive learning experiences which build future leaders and high performing teams for a more innovative organizational culture. Our courses are designed to help leaders and teams in the key areas of: Innovation, Creative Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Narration (vision mission values)

  • COURSE PROGRESSION: 1) Intro, Pre-course with Essential Pack (with digital notebook); 2) Core Content (webinar OR online self-lead); 3) Extended Learning Journey; 4) Advanced Assignment Courses (webinar + online course + assignment); 5) Specialised Accredited Coaching Courses.

  • THE FLOW: The sessions follow our 4 Rs method to ensure learning. The 4 R’s > Review, Refresh, Reflect & React;

  • METHODS: Integrated into the sessions are specially designed books, audio casts, white papers, podcasts, interviews, videos etc all sequentially placed in the courses to get maximum learning;

  • THE PEDAGOGY: The courses will help leaders and teams to reflect on and find real solutions to business needs offering a risk-free high impact engagement. Our blended learning allows participants to make the best use of their time to self-pace. A) They can undertake preparatory activities prior, then B) jump straight into higher order active learning during class time, (involving peer instruction & feedback). C) This can then be followed up with goal setting, + the options of extension strategic planning, assignments, present backs & pitching (including feedback), to ensure actionable lasting results.

  • VALUE: The value of blended learning is that it allows participants to best use their time to self-pace and engage with interactive content, focusing on key concepts (outside of a classroom setting). This allows for any face-to-face / digital workshop time to be used for collaborative activities that clarify concepts and contextualise knowledge through application, analysis, planning and problem solving. These courses will help leaders and teams to reflect on and find real solutions to business needs offering a risk-free high impact engagement. Our courses are educationally sound, academically researched, and business orientated.

  • WHO: The sessions can complement any professionally facilitated core workshop (face to face or digital). They can be used by a company (group) or an individual wanting to upskill themselves. OR a participant who has participated in a session and wants to independently upskill deeper in the topic.

  • SELF-LED: To help independent leaders diagnose issues faster and collaborate in teams better, we have created Core Elements courses that are based around self-led ‘Collaborator Canvases’ and gamified simulations. These resources are designed to create safe spaces for teams to discuss challenges and come up with effective strategies to deal with them.

Course Flow & Blended Learning

  • FLOW: Our courses and their flow are designed (1) to complement face to face & online workshops, (2) for leaders who want to collaborate in independent self-led teams, ... AND/OR 3) Independent learners. Including the options for those that have participated in a company organised session, and want more to develop their skills more (even accreditation)

  • ANALYSIS / FEEDBACK / COACHING PRE SESSIONS: Not sure what you are after? We can design a personal full blended learning integrated flow. We can also offer Creative and critical thinking capabilities diagnostic, Ambidextrous leadership capabilities assessment and Team dynamics mapping.

  • 1 INTRO, PRE-SESSION & ESSENTIALS PACK: “self-paced introduction” - Includes a Digital notebook (downloaded fillable PDF) Pre-reading and videos. + Self refection on how the topic will personally apply (Faces & Places) + Survey. This will help prepare the leader and participants.

  • 2 THE CORE CONTENT COURSES: “interactive learning” - This section contains the core material of the content. Independently self-lead a ‘Core Elements” version using a collaborative canvas and other online resources, OR engage a professional facilitator to dive deep using extensive content, case studies and interactive exercises through a live workshop/webinar.

  • 3 EXTENDED LEARNING JOURNEY COURSE: - “self-paced applications.” • This is a summary of the CORE content & deeper dives. (further reading videos interviews etc.) • Along with a summary from the CORE content, there is the chance to try and apply the learnings in real time in the workplace, and then reflect on the outcomes, with goal setting and action planning each week (module), using our 4Rs method. (Review, Refresh, Reflect & React)

  • 4 ADVANCED ASSIGNMENT COURSES This is to ensure the learning up to this stage can be actioned and used. In this section the participant has to complete a case study / assignment / pitch / recording of a coaching session and present it. The assignment can be followed up with one-on-one coaching and feedback session (group or individual). Advanced Level Certificate of Participation: Acknowledgment of actively learning and applying the content from an extensive blended learning program including assessments and feedback (workshop / webinar, online course + case study with assignment & feedback)

  • 5 SPECIALISED ACCREDITED COACHING COURSES Become an accredited coach. Course divided into the learning core content plus assessment with feedback (see ADVANCED ASSIGNMENT COURSES as above) all leading to accreditation, so the participant can have a tool for their coaching toolbox to use as needed. (Note: prerequisite courses apply) Coach Accreditation Certificate (CAC): awarded showing that the content has been actively learnt, applied with demonstrated experience. A CAC person is trained to a level that allows the coach to coach others using the tool. They can be listed as an accredited coach on our websites. Can be posted in a bio (LinkedIn)

  • ANALYSIS / FEEDBACK / COACHING POST SESSIONS: To receive professional feedback, leaders can upload completed assignments, self-led team canvas & gameboards, and/or assessments.

About the Principle Designers

Andrew Grant / Dr Gaia Grant

Andrew Grant is the director of Tirian. Dr Gaia Grant PhD is a course designer & lecturer at the Work Integrated Learning Hub / Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship / University of Sydney Business School. They are the Directors of Tirian Innovative Solutions and have co-authored several books, including 'The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game' and 'Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get it Back?' Gaia is the creator of ‘The Innovator’s Profile’ (iCLi) and ‘Polar Positioning’ (PoP) tool, designed for navigating innovation leadership and culture. Andrew Grant is a TEDx, APEC CEO forum speaker and has presented at many other high profile events. Together they have designed over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs, which are used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Corporate clients have included: Google, JP Morgan, Visa, Salesforce, Boeing, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Citibank, AMP Bank, Baker & McKenzie, Colgate Palmolive, Deutsche Bank, & DukeCE.