Webinars

Live discussions of important social innovation topics

Our on-demand SSIR Live! webinars are offered every 4-6 weeks, and feature the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s most provocative and important topics. Webinars are available for purchase on-demand 12 months after the date of the live event.

Social Issues

Organizing Communities to Create Health (Complimentary)

November 17, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Bridget B Kelly, Regina Stevens, Nayeli Y Chavez-Dueñas, & Mark L Wieland

Vast and ever-increasing sums of money are spent each year on health care, but not on what most people would like to see change to make their lives “healthier.” The health care industry is locked into a model focused on our most passive states—viewing health as curing our diseases and preventing us from causing ourselves harm. To support us in actively creating health for ourselves and for our families, friends, and neighbors, the health industry needs to broaden its view and share its decision-making power with the people it serves. This webinar is ideal for community leaders and organizers who wish to connect to the health and public health sectors, and the resources they have to offer. It’s also useful for health care, public health, and social change leaders interested in learning how to better understand the complex needs of the communities they serve and what role health plays, among other aims.

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Related Story: Communities Creating Health: An Introduction

Design Thinking

Design Thinking to Drive Organizational Strategy

November 10, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Nadia Roumani & Paul Brest

This webinar is the second in a two-part series on Design Thinking for Social Change.

Do you want to improve the strategic effectiveness of your organization? Do you want to enhance your and your team’s ability to make critical decisions? Do you want to achieve greater clarity on which aspect of a complex problem your organization should tackle? Do you want to make sure that your organization has a clear, precise theory of change? Design thinking—a human-centered method for tackling complex problems—provides a powerful framework for pursuing work in the social sector. Social problems exist within intricate systems that involve multiple feedback loops. Design thinking, combined with traditional strategic planning processes, can help social sector organizations develop approaches that target those systems on the basis of sound evidence. This webinar is for social sector practitioners who want to use design thinking in order to improve organizational decision-making and to hone their organization’s vision, values, and strategy.

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking to Solve Social Problems

October 20, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Nadia Roumani

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on Design Thinking for Social Change.

Do you want to ensure that your organization is targeting problems that are truly worth solving? Do you want to find ways to identify creative solutions to those problems? Do you want to maximize the impact that you can make with the resources that you have at your disposal? Design thinking—a human-centered method for tackling complex problems—provides a powerful framework for pursuing work in the social sector. Social problems exist within intricate systems of stakeholders. Design thinking can help social sector organizations better understand the needs, motivations, and behaviors of those stakeholders. This webinar is for social sector practitioners who want to use design thinking in order to achieve greater focus, improve their creativity, and facilitate collaboration within and outside their organizations.

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