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Galvanize Your Grand Challenge Leadership with a Design Studio

November 15, 2023

The Design Studio is the first meeting of your leaders, so it is a crucial opportunity to ignite their passion before beginning the work. I use JumpStart Storytelling to activate their hearts and achieve a different quality of engagement.

Creating a Social Movement: Frame and Build the Case

November 9, 2023

I have adapted ten key elements into a model for addressing a Grand Challenge and grouped them into three phases. Here, we examine the first phase, Frame and Build the Case.

Use the Collective Impact Model to Inspire Aligned Action

October 30, 2023

When I learned about the Collective Impact model developed by John Kania and Mark Kramer in 2011, I found the skeleton key that unlocks the power to direct diverse energy toward a common goal.

Unlock the Power of Events to Drive Dramatic Forward Progress

October 5, 2023

In this time when the world is burning and churning and wicked problems are everywhere, we need effective tools to tackle the large systemic problems facing people and the planet.

In Grand Challenges, Touchstone Events Drive Progress

September 24, 2023

I created the Touchstone Events pattern to harness and direct the social bonding and synergy that happens when people share space with each other.

Grand Challenge Case Study - Inteleos-Ultrasound Proficiency

Grand Challenge Case Study: Inteleos Ultrasound Proficiency

September 6, 2023

Ultrasound devices will soon replace stethoscopes. Without proficiency, practitioners can cause severe patient harm by misdiagnosing what they see.

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Upward Spiral: A Grand Challenge Methodology

August 23, 2023

The Upward Spiral is the model I developed in my work as a Grand Challenge facilitator. Feel free to adapt and customize it to your needs…

Seth Kahan on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Stigma and the National Grand Challenge To Eliminate It

Seth on Grand Challenge to Eliminate Stigma Around Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

August 9, 2023

I was recently invited to present on Stop Stigma Together, Grand Challenge to eliminate stigma around mental health & substance use disorders.

Creating a Social Movement with Grand Challenges

Creating a Social Movement with Grand Challenges

July 26, 2023

My work in Grand Challenges has taught me that systemic change is hard. I’m Inspired by Dr. Christina Economos, a leader in social change.

Grand Challenges: Background, Impact, and Implications

Grand Challenges: Background, Impact, and Implications

July 12, 2023

On every side, wicked problems demand a response–but what? How? Grand Challenges hold an answer. Do you hear it?

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Why I Facilitate Grand Challenges

June 22, 2023

A Grand Challenge is a collaborative response to complex social problems that demand large-scale change from multiple fields of expertise.

Grand Challenge to Eliminate Stigma Around Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Grand Challenge to Eliminate Stigma Around Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

February 2, 2023

We know that stigma kills. Stigma prevents people from getting treatment, and sometimes that can lead to loss of life. My experience in this Grand Challenge exposed me to antiquated laws and policies that perpetuate stigma.

4 Goals from the Mental Health Anti-Stigma Design Summit

4 Goals from the Mental Health Anti-Stigma Design Summit

October 21, 2022

If you’re planning a Design Summit for your Grand Challenge, look at what we put together for the Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s Grand Challenge to end the …

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Coordination and Communication for Grand Challenges

October 13, 2022

I’ve just concluded the design summit for the Grand Challenge to eliminate the stigma around mental health and substance use disorders. The conference was a great success, …

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