Lars Thuesen


25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference

"past, present and future"


October 31st to November 3rd 2016

Copenhagen - Denmark


Lars has 20 years experience as a change leader in the public sector. Most recently he held the position as head of innovation in the Danish Ministry of Justice, Department of Prison and Probation. In 2014 Lars founded WIN – the Welfare Improvement Network.


Lars is deeply passionate about solving some of the most pressing social challenges in our welfare societies. In his work he facilitates change processes combining the best from different approaches to obtain the best possible impact.


Lars has a MSc in political science and a MSc in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC/ Oxford University, where he also trains executive students in the Positive Deviance methodology. He trains and facilitates all over the world including Denmark, Morocco, UK, France, Canada, Slovakia, OECD, the Baltic countries and Greenland.


New book - Complexity Unravelled - with my chapter on the change journey using the positive deviance approach to improve relationships between guards and inmates, reduce threats, violence, stress, burnout and staff absenteeism – and thereby improve re-socialisation of inmates in the Danish Prison system.


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Book: Complexity Unravelled – the power of collaboration in …


Lars Thuesen can be contacted at:


WIN - Velfare Improvement Network

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Lars Thuesen

WIN - Welfare Improvement Network

(+45) 3153 3393


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