Conteneo’s training programs are renowned for their practical, hands-on, and highly engaging learning-by-doing approach to skills development. We offer public and dedicated instructor-led training, a skills-based certification program, and remote webinar training options for teams that are geographically dispersed. We’re happy to tailor our training programs to meet your needs.

Course Descriptions

Enterprise Agility

Our enterprise agility classes teach you a how to use frameworks to improve your Agile practices. If you’re using Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, DaD, Lean Kanban or a customized process, our frameworks will help you succeed.

  • Certified Scrum Master with Innovation Games

    Earn two certifications during this interactive, dynamic two-day course! Your instructor will share proven, real-world experiences and techniques for implementing Scrum and show you how you can be successful with Scrum. Through short, focused lectures that examine each piece of the Scrum framework, the class will engage in several small group activities using Collaboration Frameworks to reinforce each topic and maximize your understanding and retention of Scrum.

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner with Innovation Games®

    This two-day, in-person certification course introduces participants to the core collaboration frameworks first described in the bookInnovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products through Collaborative Play—the same frameworks used by Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofit organizations and governments to improve their products and services and build lasting success. More than 2,000 business leaders have taken this course.

  • Certified LeSS Practitioner Training with Innovation Games

    The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

  • Agile Portfolio Management

    Based on the book How to Prioritize Your Project Portfolio Using Conteneo Collaboration Games, Agile Portfolio Management is a fast-paced, learning-by-doing, experience-based course that teaches you how to use Conteneo’s in-person and online collaboration frameworks to effectively prioritize and manage your project portfolios. The course wraps five core collaboration frameworks into four prioritization “game plans” that give you the tools needed to manage near-term priorities, strategic portfolios and determine appropriate resource allocation strategies.

  • Innovation Games® for Agile Teams

    One of four core values of the Agile Manifesto is Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. At Conteneo, we like to shorten this just a bit and focus on collaboration: within a team, between teams, with customers, and with stakeholders. The most popular Agile method is Scrum – and Scrum is built on effective collaboration!

    Effective collaboration is powered by goal-driven frameworks, with clearly understood roles, interaction models and an understanding of what the group is going to do with the results.
    In this powerful one day, learning-by-doing certification workshop you will learn several essential frameworks to improve your Agile projects. Special emphasis will be placed on scaling collaboration to meet the needs of multiple Scrum teams and distributed Scrum teams.

  • Game Design Master Class

    We’ve all been surprised when we learn that an unusual spice is the “secret ingredient” in a favored dish. And some of us wonder what might happen if we started to experiment with that spice – what might happen if we started to redesign existing recipes and design new dishes.

    Our Game Design Master Class teaches the “secret ingredients” of serious, collaborative game design through hands-on use of the Collaborative Game Design Canvas™, a structured canvas that enables you to deconstruct existing games, extend them, and create new games.

    After taking this class you will be able to create online and in-person collaboration frameworks to tackle complex business problems in strategy, competitive positioning, marketing and product development.

  • Introduction to Scrum

    Looking for a straight-forward explanation of Scrum and how to use it effectively? Searching for ways to tailor your current processes to effectively support Scrum? During this one-day interactive class, you will explore proven, real-world experiences and techniques implementing Scrum.

  • Project Inceptions

    Inception should channel the excitement we feel about our future into workplans that, well, work! This workshop starts with the premise that we all have success in mind when launching new projects. Through the use of collaboration frameworks, we can channel energy and experience into products that delight customers and are fun to work on along the way.

  • Journey Mapping, User Story Mapping and Paper Prototyping

    Mapping and Prototyping are the core activities that move design thinking and lean startup teams from idea to testable solutions. Without skills and practice, teams tend to get stuck and find it hard to quickly incorporate customer feedback into the next cycle of work.

  • Weave for Retrospectives

    This online course teaches you how to use the Conteneo’s collaboration platform, Weave, to facilitate online team retrospectives.

  • CAL1 Certified Agile Leadership Training

    Certified Agile Leadership Training, a 2-day course, gives managers and coaches skills needed to foster success in an Agile organization which requires looking beyond Agile itself. It requires a deep understanding of your organization and your own leadership path. To equip you for this journey, you will gain a strong foundation in understanding organizational culture. From there, you will learn key organization and leadership models that will allow you to understand how your organizational culture really works.


From the identification of unmet needs to the development of compelling value propositions and business models, our Innovation-related classes helps you innovate faster and better.

  • Lean Startup in the Enterprise

    Lean Startup is Eric Ries’s breakthrough process for developing businesses and products! By adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning, startups (and intrapreneurs) can shorten their product development cycles! This class addresses teaches product leaders how to leverage Innovation Games® and other frameworks in the Lean Startup process. We cover in-person frameworks for intimacy and online frameworks for cost-effective scaling.

  • Designing Great Value Propositions

    How to align your stakeholders, motivate your team and build solutions that delight your customers.

  • Create Extraordinary Customer Experiences

    Creating extraordinary customer experiences is a fast-paced, learning-by-doing, experience-based course that teaches you how to use Conteneo’s in-person and online collaboration frameworks to understand customer needs, improve voice of the customer (VOC) programs, develop customer journey maps and user story maps, and energize Customer Advisory Boards (CABs). Focused exclusively on qualitative market research, the course emphasizes the unique benefits of Collaboration at ScaleSM and helps you identify which frameworks and which interaction techniques are best suited towards your goals.

  • Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

    Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding is one of our flagship courses: Two days of intensive, hands-on activities that teach you how to leverage both in-person and online frameworks to develop breakthrough products and services.

Civic Engagement

Based on years in Participatory Budgeting and Deliberative Decision Making, our civic engagement training helps you realize your dreams of making the world a better place. As much as possible, these trainings are offered for free or for a nominal fee, with profits benefiting Every Voice Engaged Foundation.

  • Participatory Budgeting

    This one-day certification workshop is designed to prepare participants to put collaboration frameworks including serious games for civic engagement to work in their communities. The workshop covers both online and in-person strategies and incorporates several frameworks designed and adapted for participatory budgeting and community improvement.

  • Common Ground for Action


What People Say about Us

What happened over those 2 days [of training] was amazing – we took real-world problems that Luke encountered (with the names changed to protect the guilty!) and applied Innovation Games® to solve them. It was less about learning the games, but more about learning to solve a problem with gaming.
—Paul Dunay
Former Global Managing Director Services & Social Marketing, Avaya
Wanted to say that I enjoyed your Amsterdam Innovation MasterClass. What I realized is that I have purposely banned games, especially computer games, from my life, when I started my professional career more than 20 years ago. I did not want to waste my time in games, was my thought at the time. You made me rethink and revise my decision. I now understand that games, especially serious games, can provide a new insight to a challenge that I would otherwise never be able to achieve. Let the games begin.
—Mikko Mannila



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