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Professional Education Workshops

Integrate a powerful tool into your innovation process. Sharpen your focus by looking to nature for inspiration and guidance. Solve problems and build teams using nature's time-tested principles. Our workshops will help you accelerate the adoption, integration and application of biomimicry into your organization.

Contact us to register or to inquire about a custom program: [email protected] or 216-233-1694. 


Value of Biomimicry
This half-day exposure to concepts, tools and case studies informs participants about how biomimicry can support innovation inspired by nature and add value to their organizations. The customized session is offered at your organization. 

  • Upcoming Workshops: Custom sessions and dates are held at your organization. Inquire for details. 

Fundamentals of Biomimicry
This three-day workshop introduces professionals to the concept of how to look to nature for inspiring innovation. Participants begin to understand biomimicry thinking and design methodology, learn from seeing the differences between mechanical and natural systems, and discover ways to create shared value for their organizations.

  • Upcoming Workshops: (spring) May 8, 10 & 12, 2017 and (fall) October 16, 18 & 19, 2017; all sessions are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day  

Biomimicry Design Lab
This 8-session technical training and practice uses an authentic design challenge so participants can become leaders in using biomimicry design thinking for innovation in their organization. Appropriate for an organization’s biomimicry advocate or practitioner who has completed the Fundamentals of Biomimicry or equivalent training.

  • Upcoming Workshop: Starts April 5, 2017; additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the year based on demand.

Organizations as Living Systems
This three-day workshop introduces professionals to a biomimetic Living Systems Approach for designing, developing and leading organizations, and helps address many challenges facing teams today, like communication, collaboration and innovation. The approach helps build and sustain resilience, agility and adaptability while increasing productivity and engagement. 

  • Upcoming Workshop: (summer) June 6, 7 & 8, 2017 (three full-day sessions)

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Excellent learning opportunity. I am very impressed with the course and Great Lakes Biomimicry, and am looking forward to learning more about biomimicry and applying the concepts in my work.

Kimm Jarden, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Upcoming Events

Biomimicry Design Lab

Event location:

Greater Cleveland Area 


4/05/2017 9:00 AM

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Fundamentals of Biomimicry Workshop

Event location:

Greater Cleveland Area  


5/08/2017 9:00 AM

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