Upcoming Streamline NPD workshops around NZ

Upcoming courses in NZ:

  • 11 Sept 2020 – Invercargill– at The GreatSouth, to register click here.

Streamline New Product Development (NPD) training workshop

This 1-day workshop is for you if you:

  • like to learn (or refresh) the Basics of New Product Development (NPD)
  • want to be up to speed on the latest thinking in NPD
  • would like to get a step-by-step guide of how to take an idea through development and launch in the market
  • want to know how to do that faster, better, more profitable and with more fun.

Developing new products is stressful. I get that. I’ve been there. In this workshop I share some of the common traps and how to avoid them. I’ll share my mistakes and how to prevent them and I share the latest thinking in NPD. It’s very practical. You’ll come out of the day armed with the knowledge and tools to develop new products, faster, better and more profitable and have more fun doing it.

If you feel a bit lost or like you’ve been ‘treading water’ and not making much progress, this 1-day session is a good one to sharpen your skills and be ready to tackle your projects smarter and more efficient.  You’ll come out refreshed and confident with the tools and knowledge to make a difference.

I look forward to meeting you and to working with you! A chance to network, to learn and get inspired.

Feel free to forward this to a friend.

Ideal if you want to develop your new product efficiently and feel in control of the process.

The details:

  • 1 day course from approx. 8.30 – 4.30pm
  • Cost: Early Bird $350 (+GST) – closes 10 working days prior to event. General admission $400 (+GST).
  • Locations: Nationwide – see events below.

The Streamline New Product Development workshop is for you if you wish to streamline your design process, to bring well designed products to market quickly and more profitably.

It’s for you if you are in a start-up company new to the disciplines of product development tools and processes, or working in a PD team in an established company and want to work smarter and more successfully.

The topics covered include:

  • NPD Basics – common challenges and how to overcome them
  • Linking NPD to business goals and strategy
  • Establishing a clear project brief, teams
  • Design considerations & designing better-for-the-planet products
  • Practical problem solving
  • Latest thinking in NPD

NPD expert Saskia van der Geest uses her vast experience to present practical tools and tips for faster, better, more profitable innovation. Saskia’s presentation is packed with real life anecdotes and solutions to common challenges.

During the course you’ll apply the learnings to your own real time examples, using the tools to progress actual tasks. The course also gives you the opportunity to network and share your experiences with other operators in the region.
Please come prepared to work through your own product development challenges.

I look forward to meet you and help you improve!



“It was a really good day. I have been to a number of workshop days and Saskia’s Streamline NPD workshop would be right up there as one of the best. Saskia was awesome and she kept it interesting and engaging the whole time.” – Mike Sander, Taylored Foods.

“Saskia, you’re a great coach and teacher of complex processes, and you do it in a way that is easily understood and gets everyone excited about the possibilities.” – Craig Bond, Goodnature Ltd.

Upcoming courses in NZ:

  • 11 Sept 2020 – Invercargill– at The GreatSouth, to register click here.

I look forward to meeting you there!