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Do you need to request approval? Save time and use these template emails to get the sign-off you need to attend Bright Pilots classes.

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Strategy and Planning
Collaboration and Engagement
Discovery and Innovation
Alignment and Decisions
Problem Framing for Products and Services Team
Intrapreneurship: Innovating in Big Complex Organisations

Better Meetings for Strategy and Planning

Subject: Training on how to run better meetings

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to facilitate better meetings and there's an upcoming class Better Meetings for Strategy and Planning that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will help boost my skills in leading others in meetings, like strategy meetings, planning meetings, and offsites. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Plan and run better strategy meetings, conversations and offsites, to clarify the vision, purpose, success, and direction of your business (or team, product or service).
  • Develop stronger strategy with smart questions, plus a range of frameworks and templates.
  • Identify and improve faulty points that often get in the way of great strategy and planning.
  • Help your groups create the right outputs they’ll need to make decisions, articulate their strategy, turn the strategy into a plan of action, and measure their impact.

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!

Better Meetings for Collaboration and Engagement

Subject: Training on how to run better meetings

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to facilitate better meetings and there's an upcoming class Better Meetings for Collaboration and Engagement that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will help boost my skills in leading others in meetings, like strategy meetings, planning meetings, and offsites. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Plan and run more interactive meetings, to get (and keep!) everyone engaged and giving their best
  • Be more confident to know when and how to insert or remove structure and control, to keep your group ‘in the driver’s seat’, and in a state of collaborative flow
  • Use a wide variety of conversational, digital and analog tools to help everyone contribute in an equal productive way, including several icebreaker and activity ideas
  • Develop a healthier ‘meeting culture’ together, to make any time together more effective

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!

Better Meetings for Discovery and Innovation

Subject: Training on how to run better meetings

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to facilitate better meetings and there's an upcoming class Better Meetings for Discovery and Innovation that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will help boost my skills in leading others in meetings, like strategy meetings, planning meetings, and offsites. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Run more effective discovery and innovation meetings, such as discovery workshops, design sprints and brainstorming meetings
  • Set up your innovation meetings for success with techniques to get the right people in the room, and to set everyone’s expectations accurately
  • Tackle tricky situations that can happen in discovery and innovation meetings
  • Help your groups develop their own creative skills, with a variety of templates and activities

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!

Better Meetings for Alignment and Decisions

Subject: Training on how to run better meetings

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to facilitate better meetings and there's an upcoming class Better Meetings for Alignment and Decisions that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will help boost my skills in leading others in meetings, like strategy meetings, planning meetings, and offsites. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Set up the ‘decision’ parts of meetings for success with techniques involving roles and responsibilities, expectations, and definitions of success
  • Use a range of group-based prioritisation and decision methods to help groups get to agreement and action, from the simple ones to the more involved ones
  • Deal with tricky situations and characters that come up whenever a group tries to make a decision together
  • Develop a healthier ‘decision culture’ together, with better patterns of prioritisation, decision, action, and accountability

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!

Problem Framing for Product and Service Teams

Subject: Training on how to do better problem framing

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to help our team frame up customer problems and design challenges better, and there's an upcoming class 'Problem Framing for Product and Service Teams' that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will help boost my skills in transforming product strategy and customer research into more insights that we can all use to improve our products and services. It will also help me lead meetings where we all need to get a shared clear understanding of intent, what problem we're trying to solve, and what opportunity to go after. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Planning and running better problem framing discussions, for kick-off meetings, sprint planning sessions, offsites, design sprints, or brainstorming sessions (in-person, online, or hybrid)
  • Identifying and warding off biases and other tricky situations
  • Creating more actionable, compelling problem statements that our team and stakeholders – and customers – can really get behind

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!

Intrapreneurship: Innovating in Big Complex Organisations

Subject: Training on how to be a better intrapreneur

Hi <<Your Boss's Name>>,

I would like to improve my stakeholder management and project implementation skills, and there's an upcoming class 'Intrapreneurship: Innovating in Big Complex Organisations' that will help me do this. I am writing to request your approval to register.

This online class will also help me help the whole team grow our innovation culture together. Here's what it focuses on:

  • Understanding the root causes behind why it can be hard to innovate in most large organisations
  • Helping us to get interest and traction for our ideas (yes they're brilliant, but it's not enough!)
  • Effective approaches to improving 'innovation culture' in our organisation

This isn't a theoretical lecture - it's an interactive and highly practical workshop that will give me the tools, frameworks and templates I can use for the benefit of <<Your Organisation's Name>>. It runs for 2 hours, is hosted in a small group online and costs $250.

You can find out more here. Can I get this expense approved, so I can go ahead and register?

Thank you,

<<Your Name>>

P.S. If you would like to join me I'm sure it would be of benefit to you, too!