Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. We are more than happy to schedule a call to answer any additional questions. Simply fill out the Inquiry Form or call 727.623.4784
How long are the programs?
Innovation Labs programs vary in length from 2 hours to multiple days, depending on the client’s learning and organizational objectives. While all of our programs are customizable, standard formats include the following:
o FoundationLabs are two-hour gallery experiences
o SkillsLabs come in half-day, full-day, and multiple day formats
Do we need to come to the Museum, or will you come to us?
Our space is one of the unique offerings of this program; in fact we’re the only 3-star Michelin cultural attraction in the entire Southeastern United States. We also understand that it’s not always possible to get a large group out of the office. As a result, we’ll gladly come to you. When doing an offsite (at your site) workshop, there are some additional steps we take to ensure the program runs smoothly including checking on AV/projection/sound capabilities, wall space, permission to move furniture and temporarily apply things to walls, etc.
Who leads the sessions?
All Innovation Labs are co-facilitated by Dr. Hank Hine and Dr. Kim Macuare. Dr. Hine is the Executive Director of The Dali and comes from a dynamic background of publishing, entrepreneurship, and academia. Dr. Macuare runs the Innovation Labs and is an expert designer and facilitator of innovative programming. Read more.
Sessions are also supported by a range of trainers, facilitators, and consultants, including our executive facilitator Nathan Schwagler, who is a creativity and innovation specialist, having recently served as Creative-In-Residence at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and College of Business.
Are sessions lecture-based?
Our experiences are an energizing combination of keynote presentation, hands-on/kinesthetically activated collaboration, visual, auditory, and imagination-driven effort, etc.
Can SkillsLabs fit into existing educational programs?
Yes, courses are designed to be modular so that they can be woven into an organization's existing talent and organizational development programs.
How many people can I bring?
At The Dali venue, we can accommodate groups from 5 to 100. However, each client’s learning objectives and choice of programming will determine the optimum group size, so the best route is to contact us to discuss. In addition, larger groups can be accommodated offsite and/or through collaboration with nearby partner venues.
We are coming in from out of town, can you help us find accommodations & activities?
Absolutely. We have strong partnerships with local hotels and restaurants, as well as the Convention & Visitors Bureau and a network of Destination Management Companies who specialize in activities in the area.
Can we make art, too?
Definitely. We believe that a hands-on, prototyping mentality can be an extremely useful approach. For example, we incorporate LEGO® Serious Play® methodology; in fact, we are the only certified museum in the United States to offer this coveted service. We lean on a strong team of in-house and in-community artists and co-creators to design experiences that delight the senses and challenge participants to create in a variety of media.
Will you help us brainstorm?
Traditionally we are hired for our expertise as creativity researchers and facilitators of creative process – a role which prohibits us from contributing ideas to a company challenge. At the same time, we’re proud of our years of experience working with some of the best ideators and subject matter experts in the world, so if you’ve got a challenge and you’d like to tap into our creativity-on-demand capabilities, we’d certainly consider supporting your session goal as “trained brains.”
Do you design custom programs?
Of course. We really like the programs we’ve already built, but at the same time, we also know how special an experience can be when it’s designed just for you.
Can I sign up as an individual, or do I have to have a group?
We offer open enrollment courses at least once a quarter for those interested in pursuing creativity and innovation training on their own. To be the first to receive registration information about these courses, please fill out the inquiry form and indicate your interest in open enrollment courses.
Do you provide catering?
We are in the fortunate position to offer the catering services of our onsite restaurant partner, Cafe Gala. We offer celebrated Spanish fare as well as an opportunity to customize the menu to your preferred specifications.
What is the cost?
The cost of a Lab is dependent upon many factors, including group size, duration, design time and materials, and venue (space needs). After an initial 15-minute phone call to learn about your group and what you’re trying to accomplish in your session, we can send you a proposal complete with pricing information and draft agenda.
Do you offer discounts?
Not-for-profit groups, educational institutions and military/government agencies may qualify for a discounted rate.