Positive Deviance Approach

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January 1, 2010
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This website offers information on the positive deviance approach, which is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables the community to discover these successful behaviors and strategies and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by all concerned.

About the Positive Deviance Initiative (PDI)

The Positive Deviance Initiative (PDI) is a network organization which is dedicated to amplifying the use of the Positive Deviance (PD) approach to enable communities worldwide to solve seemingly “intractable” problems which require behavioral and social change. By offering workshops, trainings, and convenings, as well as technical support and online resources, the PDI collaborates with many different organizations in various sectors to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

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Jim wrote:
The click on icon says that this resource was added Dec. 31, 1969. This was quite a while before the first personal computer was invented and more than 20 years before the Internet was launched. Just sayin'.
posted 7 years ago
Thanks for flagging this! Fixed now.
posted 7 years ago

Positive deviance is one of many types of methods that I find really helpful. A resource I use to remember/learn related resources is Keith McCandless' "Liberating Structures" http://www.liberatingstructures.com/

posted 7 years ago