5 Day Program Overview
Mindshop Excellence is a five-day work based program for groups of 4-6 Year 10 students. The typical day to day schedule is as follows:
         
Day 1 
  • Groups are taught a variety of problem solving tools by their Facilitator 
  • Groups are shown the importance of working in teams and elect a team leader 
  • Groups are given a guided tour of the host company and introduced to staff members 
  • Groups are given an important challenge and asked to solve it by a manager from the host company 

Day 2
  • Groups spend the day discovering where the host company is NOW in relation to the challenge given to them 
  • Groups commence researching and gathering data 
  • Groups start documenting their findings into their written report and powerpoint presentation 

Day 3
  • Using the Visioning tools, groups work out WHERE they would like their host company to be in relation to the challenge given to them 
  • Groups commence surveying and interviewing if necessary 
  • Groups continue to feed their findings into their written report and powerpoint presentation 

Day 4
  • Groups will now have collected enough data to determine HOW the company should solve the challenge using the recommendations the students have identified 
  • Groups complete their written report and powerpoint presentation 

Day 5
  • Groups spend the morning rehearsing their presentation with their group and finalizing their written report 
  • Typically in the early afternoon, all group members will present their findings to the host organisation, their Facilitator, teachers from their school and their parents.