901 uses laughter and improv, plus a variety of other unique and playful tools to help every person in the room to tap into their own innovative spirit. We introduce them to innovative techniques that they can start applying, and match up to their own unique abilities. Lastly, we share real-world stories from 30+ years of bringing innovation into bureaucratic spaces so that you can see how all of this comes together.


901 quirkshops are for forward-thinking teams and organizations that want to shake up the status quo and bring their boldest ideas to life. These are like speed-dating for innovation. You get to experience various innovative tools and techniques like Design Thinking and Improvisation, in a fun and interactive way. We treat each and every session – or Quirkshop, as we like to call it – as its very own, special event. We’ll meet with you, the team leader/organizer, to really explore what it is you need to accomplish, then design a customized session. Our sessions range from 1 hour to 1 day, it’s up to you!

Oh, and again like speed-dating, if you find an innovative technique that you really like…we’ll hook you up!

Here Are Samples of Some of our Quirkshop Themes…

Get Your Groove Back

Make Work Fun (At Least, More Fun)

Ever have those stretches where everyone is flat and the doldrums are ruling the day? You could let the team just bitch and moan, or you could generate some true excitement with this customized Quirkshop that will bring lasting fun and laughter into the office. Levity inspires, why not make an afternoon out of it that’ll ignite your team’s creative spark again and bond you like never before.


Private Improv Shows

The Ultimate Group Event

So you’re tasked with finding that perfect event for the team’s night out.  Let’s see, you could go bowling, try one of those golf things, throw some axes, maybe a cooking class, or just settle for a private room at the old standby restaurant.  Or… you could have a private improv show that also promotes the innovative spirit and will have your group laughing, interacting, and even thinking about how they can take this energy back to the office!

A Taste of Design Thinking

Inspire Your Team

An introductory workshop/inspiration session that weaves in stories, with real-world examples of successful Design Thinking outcomes.  Give the team a taste of one of the most amazing innovative techniques available.  In this interactive workshop we’ll introduce the core features of Design Thinking and start the team on a fresh path to innovation.


Unleash The Power

Focus On Strengths

An engaging session introducing StrengthsFinder talents for career growth, while promoting inclusion, empowerment and laughter as key components of the innovative mindset. It explores team dynamics and demonstrates the power of leveraging individual strengths for great outcomes. Plus it’s way better than writing our annual goals we all forget about.

Brainstorm, Don’t “Drainstorm”

Let’s face it, most brainstorming sessions suck. This Quirkshop pokes fun at all those horrible brainstorming pitfalls, and actually does it right, so great ideas can flow like the waters of Babylon. Let’s crush your biggest challenges and unleash your unique creativity all while having a great time.


Unite And Take Flight

The Perfect New Team Experience

This session helps bond a new team in the quirky and irreverent 901 way.  We’ll bring everyone closer in engaging ways, promote the things that make a great team, and pole fun of things that turn a culture toxic!  Infuse fun into your culture, and bring the best out of every individual team member to create an unstoppable force of innovation.

Quirkshops are for you if you wish to overcome bureaucracy and reclaim your innovative spirit in a unique and fun way!