The Lab ran initially as a pilot for one year with three workshops engaging stakeholders in the following format:

  1. Seeing the System – The goal of this workshop was to gain a broad and deep understanding of the system and open new possibilities for interpretation. We used whole system thinking tools to uncover assumptions, mental models, and bring a diversity of viewpoints. Workshop 1 Summary 
  2. Designing – Social innovation tools and methods were used to identify emerging patterns, programs, initiatives, ideas that could transform the system. Possible innovations and opportunities were explored. Workshop 2 Summary
  3. Prototyping – Design thinking tools were used to prototype possible innovations and opportunities. A rapid iteration process was used to maximize learning while minimizing the feedback loop. Workshop 3 Summary