Build new skills to confront society’s biggest challenges through a hands-on weekend retreat guided by Design Thinking experts and surrounded by a network of other social impact innovators.

UPCOMING WEEKEND RETREATS:

 

 

January 12th and 13th | Bay Area, California


Start Time:  8:00 AM, Saturday morning

End Time: 5:30 PM, Sunday night

If you can't make it to these dates but want to be notified when we open enrollment in the future, sign up here.

Our retreat participants are those who have decided there are problems in the world that can’t be ignored. Instead of waiting for someone else to solve these problems, they want to learn the skills needed to solve them.  Our Design Thinking for Social Impact retreats are designed for those who recognize the power of their own light to confront the darkness and how strong that light can shine when it unites with others. If that sounds like you, you have a specific challenge you’re working to address, and you’re looking to build a network of other social impact innovators, apply today.

WHAT WILL I LEARN AT THIS RETREAT?

  • Learn and practice the 8 design thinking abilities that will make you an effective Social Impact innovator.

  • Learn the baseline Design Thinking Process, which will help you know what to do next when you get stuck.

  • Learn to engage multiple stakeholders, even if they have differing viewpoints.

  • Learn to frame a multi-stakeholder design process so that your collaborators will try a new approach.

  • Learn how to get more information when your team is stuck.

  • Learn how to create small tests of your ideas to see if they’re the right path before committing a lot of time and money to following them.

  • Progress part of your own project and receive expert coaching and input from experienced facilitators and a network of other social impact innovators.

 

HOW DO I KNOW THIS RETREAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

If the answer to some of these questions is yes, this retreat might be a good fit for you.

  • Do you want to have a creative process you can follow repeatedly when addressing social problems?

  • Do you want to feel confident explaining how that process works to others?

  • Do you want to know how to distinguish between a problem and a solution?

  • Do you want to be abe to stop a group that’s constantly shooting down ideas saying “No, but” and instead get them to say “Yes, and?”

  • Do you want the ability to lead a brainstorming session with people who have never brainstormed?

  • Do you want to be able to deconstruct a solution from a problem and help others see the difference?

  • Do you want to be able to use the 8 abilities to navigate the social impact design process at will?

  • Do you want to meet some remarkable people and make friends with others who are working to make a difference?

JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND.