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Investment, Innovation &

Next Event:

21st Sept 2023

Learn to identify and overcome the biggest challenges your organisation faces and innovate.

Use and get access to proven methodology of world leading toolkits, skillsets and adopt a new mindset.

Join us for an immersive and impactful learning experience!

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From 9am until 4pm, you will learn how to rapidly overcome the most common problems holding you back, and ensure you thrive throughout some of the toughest times to date.


Explore your current business model to find where improvements can be implemented, and develop your very own Business Model Canvas to clearly define how you utilise resources, develop your offer, and create value.

So, join our best-in-class, 1 Day Rapid Discovery Workshop and find out how to quickly explore, overcome challenges, and find solutions to core critical issues.

What to expect?

Ultimately we call it - The Power of 3:

1. Use The Yohlar Toolkit
From 'Design Thinking' to Business Model Innovation methodologies, Yohlar provides people with a set of world-class tools and teaches you how to use them.

2. Gain a Yohlar Skillset

Yohlar provides all participants with a deep understanding of how to utilise our tried and trusted methodologies. The Yohlar Skillset is brought to life by our experienced delivery consultants throughout the programme.

3. Adopt the Yohlar Mindset

Having the right mindset is fundamental for success. Yohlar programmes are designed to develop your perception, thought, behaviours and values. Yohlar embeds a mindset that drives a proactive, energised, and positive approach to continuous value creation and business model innovation.

Success Story:

Aejaz Zahid

Executive Director of Research and Innovation Integrated Care Board, North East and North Cumbria– NHS England

Commissioned Yohlar to help develop and deliver an inclusive, engaging and fun session that assisted in co-creating a programme of work, with buy-in from all stakeholders. to help establish a Research and Innovation Strategy and the launch of the Health and Life Sciences Pledge in partnership with the AHSN.

Success Story:

Jalf Ali

Director - Asian Business Connexions

Adopted Yohlar Discovery Toolkit to help meaningfully engage Stakeholders and develop a bespoke roadmap unique to each organisation to help embed inclusion. 

Exploiting strengths and addressing barriers helping change beliefs and behaviours.

ABC is now leading on the regional #Inclusionbydefault campaign.

Success Story:

Derek Lister

Managing Director - Nicander

A scaling Intelligent Transport Systems company that has grown exponentially.  Nicander develops and delivers world class Digital Solutions to help improve and enhance passenger journeys across all modes of transport. 


Wanted to develop and embed an innovative culture and used Yohlar toolkits to do so to help foster an innovation value driven organisation.

The Workshop Agenda:

09:00 - Welcome and registration

09:30 - Innovation Ignition

10:00 - Rapid Discovery Session

12:00 - Lunch Break

13:00 - Business Model Canvas Design

15:30 - Summary and next steps

16:00 - Session close

Hosted & delivered by some of our experienced Innovation facilitators including:

Ammar Mirza CBE
Colin Bell
Dr Phil Veal
Justin Souter
Martha Germany




Please note: By signing up to this event you acknowledge your commitment to attend the workshop.

Who are Yohlar?

Collectively we are a team of innovation trailblazers including:

  • Ammar Mirza CBE - Community & Business Champion - Business Innovation Leader

  • Colin Bell - Business, Innovation & Sector Growth Director

  • Professor John Wilson - Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Law at Northumbria University

  • Laura Barker - Director of Learning and Development, Leadership Coach

  • Dr Philip Veal - Chairperson for Digital Advisory Board at Middlesbrough College

  • Justin Souter - Business transformation & management of change consultant

  • Martha Germany - Centre and Project Coordinator for Yohlar and SME Centre of Excellence

  • 50+ Subject matter experts - from across all disciplines and sectors

We've helped numerous organisations overcome common challenges such as resistance to change, lack of resources, risk aversion, inadequate skills and training, poor communication, and limited stakeholder engagement.

Unlock your organisations potential

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to unlock your organisation's potential for innovation and growth!

The whole workshop was excellent!
I was hugely impressed at what we were able to achieve as a team with such excellent facilitators

Jannette Archer, NHS

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