Workshops

 

25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference

"past, present and future"

 

October 31st to November 3rd 2016

Copenhagen - Denmark

WORKSHOPS

Global Health

Facilitated by: Monique Sternin, Randa Wilkinson, Muhammed Shafique og David Karstensen

 

The Positive Deviance Approach was first introduced to improve malnutrition children in Vietnam in 1990. After a really succesful application, where many childrens’ lives were saved and improved. Since then the approach has been introduced successfully in many countries to improve the lives of families and children, e.g. to reduce underweight, improve breastfeeding, maternal & newborn care, adolescent girls health, malaria prevention, antibiotic usage, family planning, ebola epidemics.

 

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn more about the results of important case studies
  • Engage with field and sector experts and peers
  • Learn how to work with a PD inquiry process
  • Get inspired and extend your network

 

 

Health Care

Facilitated by: Jeff Cohn, Jon Lloyd and Anne-Mette Bang Termansen

 

The Positive Deviance Approach has bin widely used mainly in North American hospitals to reduce MRSA infections, improve patient safety and reduce diabetes. It has saved and improved many lives.

 

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn more about the results of important case studies
  • Engage with field and sector experts and peers
  • Learn how to work with a PD inquiry process
  • Get inspired and extend your network

 

 

Vulnerable Citizens

Facilitated by: Mark Munger, Jane Lewis, Inger Winther Johannsen and Ahmet Günes

 

Vulnerable citizens are a very wide sector definition and the content of this session the content will reflect the complexity. The overall ambition working with vulnerable citizens is how to create resilience within the family and within the children who grow up in vulnerable families. However, addressing this problem can have multiple entry points. There is a potential focus:

 

  • Within the family regarding health, socio economic status, access to food, domestic violence etc.
  • With regards to lack of shelter and housing
  • With regards to the institutionalization of children
  • On prevention of crime
  • On prevention of teenage pregnancies and teenage parents
  • On prevention of girl trafficking
  • On prevention of girl circumcision
  • The lack of education both elementary and youth education

 

All of which are mutually dependent underlining the complexity of the problem. Across the world PD has been applied to address the different problem areas with great success. At the workshop we will try to outline the problem area. We will discuss how we might find significant ways to break the chain of connections and how Positive Deviance might be a useful approach. During the session we will tap into the case material from international cases for inspiration with presentation from various skilled speakers.

 

If you would like to make contributions to this workshop, or have specific requests or points of view, please contact:

Inger Winther Johannsen

E: in@pdacademy.dk

T: +45 22710625

Skype: Inger Winther Johannsen

 

 

Organizationel challenges as a driver for change

Facilitated by: David Gasser, Christina Faurby and Hanne Dorthe Sørensen

 

At times internal organizational change drives the need for change. It can be staff related issues, leadership challenges, or communication issues. The Positive Deviance Approach has been used with success to deal with organizational challenges within several sectors.

 

During the workshop you will:

  • Learn more about the results of important case studies
  • Engage with field and sector experts and peers
  • Learn how to work with a PD inquiry process
  • Get inspired and extend your network

Local organizing committee

(Head of content planning)

 

Lars Thuesen

WIN - Welfare Improvement Network

(+45) 3153 3393

lars.thuesen@win-org.eu

www.win-org.eu

 

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Conference Secretariat

(Registration, hotels, meals, payment etc)

 

boe+aurig

conference and event agency

 

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