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Lean Impact – Achieving Greater Impact at Greater Scale

Event Details

Date and time

April 30, 2018 - May 1, 2018



Event Description

Who:  Senior program and technical leads (VP and director level) - people who lead teams to design and execute programs.

Led by Ann Mei Chang, former Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Global Development Lab at USAID, and author of the upcoming book Lean Impact.

What: An engaging two-day workshop to achieve greater program impact at greater scale through sector-adapted modern tools and approaches.

Learn techniques from Human Centered Design, Lean Startup, Lean Data, and Mission Model Canvas – adapted for global development and humanitarian aid organizations by Ann Mei - to explore ways to understand and optimize for customer value, sustainable paths to scale, and development impact. These tools provide structure to think out of the box, dramatically accelerate learning, build business models that will scale, and drive a faster pace of change while embracing a measured degree of risk.

Develop practical, concrete strategies and steps for applying these techniques in existing context and constraints.

Participants will leave the workshop with new ways of thinking, a suite of new tools to design programs that deliver better results, and a greater network of peer connections.

Why: This workshop is for you if you lead teams to design and execute programs and are seeking ways to achieve greater impact and/or scale in programs; need to diversify funding - non-traditional funders looking for greater innovation or different solutions; desire to transform your working culture to be more agile and iterative; want to build skills in using modern design tools & approaches; and/or want to better understand "beneficiaries" and how to most effectively address their needs.

In this wildly changing world, we can achieve greater program impact at greater scale.