Design solutions to solve big problems and seize new opportunities at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Innovation Design Summits. Each summit will be focused on a different mission-critical issue to the Alliance network, and all will call on participants to roll up their sleeves.
This is not a conference. Innovation Design Summit participants will bridge sectors and silos, collaborating to build solutions that can be adopted and accelerated by individual organizations and the Alliance network. Unlike a conference where you typically sit and listen to lectures on a preset agenda and set of topics, the Innovation Design Summits will get you out of your chair. You will help frame the design challenges that you want to address, and you’ll work alongside your fellow “designers” to research, generate ideas, test and refine solutions, and develop a plan to realize the solution.
Innovators Travel in Packs: Bring a Team
The Innovation Design Summits will feature what the French call “esprit de corps”—a sense of unity, common interests, and responsibilities developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, or enterprise.
Because each summit enables everyone to work together to develop future-focused action steps around critical business issues, participants encouraged to bring their “teammates.” This includes members of the organizational team and partners, e.g. community advocates, educators, elected officials, and other partners who will contribute their energy and experiences.
Leaders in the strategic action network know what needs to be done to address the toughest challenges in this field, but they also know that it takes a strong team effort to positively impact communities for the long term.