Join the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Innovation Engineering cohort to seize the benefits of innovation, which is critical for generating meaningful unique ideas and effective solutions to tough challenges with limited resources. More and more, organizations are realizing the need to reinvent themselves and the social sector.

The yearlong cohort experience will move participants from simply talking about innovation to doing it through skill building and coaching in Innovation Engineering, a new science developed by Eureka! Ranch that democratizes innovation from a field dominated by corporate gurus, to a mindset and culture that can be adopted by the social sector. Innovation Engineering allows for increased speed in innovation and decreases the risk.

Apply by Dec. 18, 2017 for the cohort to better:

  • Pursue new strategic opportunities in response to disruptive forces from uncertain political and economic climates
  • Develop the capacity to innovate quickly and fail cheaply
  • Plan for innovative long-term strategies
  • Network with diverse social sector organizations from across the country

What Participants Are Saying

“We … are at a crossroads and our futures will be determined by our ability to innovate. Without innovation and new ways of thinking and solving problems, we will become obsolete, like the many businesses that are no longer with us as a result of the changing times. We believe that innovation is a daily must!”
—Current Innovation Engineering cohort member

“Going through a cohort process is 50 times better than reading about [how to do the work]. Support is there when it is not going the way you thought it would—coaching, being around people who are walking the walk, and being able to pick their brains.”
—Previous cohort member

Learn more about the Alliance’s Innovation Engineering cohort and application process online.

Direct questions about the application process to Peter Metzger, project manager at the Alliance.

Direct questions about cohort content to Rehana Absar, associate director of the Center on Leadership.