Mitch Ditkoff is the co-founder and President of Idea Champions, a management consulting and training company, headquartered in Woodstock, NY. He specializes in helping forward thinking organizations go beyond business as usual and establish dynamic cultures of innovation.

Educated at Lafayette College and Brown University, Mitch has worked with a wide variety of Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies who have realized the need to do something different in order to succeed in today's rapidly changing marketplace. These clients include: GE, Merck, AT&T, Allianz, Lucent Technologies, NBC Universal, Goodyear, A&E Television Networks, General Mills, MTV Networks, Chubb, and a host of others.

At the heart of his work lies the fundamental belief that a company's most important capital asset is the collective brain power, creativity and commitment of its work force and that this asset can be significantly leveraged when people are provided with the appropriate setting, systems, tools and techniques to think (and act) out of the box.

Mitch has been an adjunct faculty member for several leadership development programs, including GE's Crotonville Management Development Center, Duke Corporate Education, and The Fuqua School of Business.

In addition to his consulting work, Mitch is also an accomplished keynote speaker, writer, & workshop facilitator. He is a regular contributor to HuffPost. His newest book, Storytelling at Work, is all about the power of storytelling in the workplace.

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How to Facilitate Brainstorm Sessions

Mitch Ditkoff

Everyday, in corporate America, there are thousands of brainstorming sessions. Most of them severely disappoint. Participants are unprepared, facilitators are unskilled, and the results underwhelm. Simply getting people into a room and asking for their ideas is NOT brainstorming. Real brainstorming is something else — the place where insight, brilliance, and collaboration meet opportunity. In order for that to happen, facilitators of the process need to have their act together. That’s what Mitch Ditkoff’s CONDUCTING GENIUS training is all about — a simple way for aspiring brainstorm facilitators to learn what it takes to lead truly effective ideation sessions. Mitch has lead hundreds of brainstorm sessions. And he’s trained many of his clients — from MTV to GE — to so the same.

Every Program Purchase Includes

  • Gear Checks and Final Systems Check: Your Geniecast Experience Specialist will test the audio, video, and internet connection for your primary location as well as the Genie (Presenter).
  • Expert Feature Management: Customized features are available to Cast participants per Client specification.
  • Live Technical Support: We’re with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth end-to-end Cast experience.