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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 principles and practices that drive innovation inspired by nature. Participants begin to understand biomimicry design methodology, compare system design principles in natural and mechanical systems, and discover ways to create shared value for their organizations and society.

  • Upcoming Workshops:  (fall) October 17, 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 prepares participants to lead the adoption and practice of biomimicry to spur innovation in their organization. Completion of our Fundamentals of Biomimicry workshop or equivalent training is required.

  • Upcoming Workshop: Workshops will be scheduled throughout the year based on demand. Inquire for details or to get on our waiting list. 

Organizations as Living Systems
Led by the TimeZero team, this three-day workshop introduces professionals to a biomimetic Living Systems Approach for designing, developing and leading organizations in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. The approach helps organizations enhance resilience, become more agile and adaptive, and address the many challenges they face today, including 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

Organizations as Living Systems

Event location:

Holden Arboretum in Willoughby, Ohio 


6/06/2017 13:00 PM

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Fundamentals of Biomimicry Workshop

Event location:

Greater Cleveland Area  


10/17/2017 9:00 AM

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