Co-Creation and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
The greater the level of change needed, the greater the need to involve more people. Creating solutions together increases the likelihood of adoption and success. That’s why we created and field-tested our tools and methods for co-creating approaches to tackling the world’s most difficult problems from the bottom-up: with the people and organizations impacted most.
USAID Professional Development Training
We manage a multi-million dollar contract to provide specialized co-creation training and technical consulting services to USAID Washington and Mission staff to help modernize USAID’s future business practices. To expand beyond the standard core trainings, USAID M/OAA/PDT relies on us to regularly update and incorporate new and innovative topics in the Acquisitions and Assistance process. These topics include approaches to promote adaptive management and organizational behavior change. To design, teach, and update these courses, we have sourced experts and facilitators for co-creation courses and workshops for missions around the world. We recruit and train these trainers on how to deliver high-quality training to USAID staff.
Health Means Business Campaign
For the US Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center, CollaborateUp developed a participatory program to engage businesses to promote community-wide health. We led the co-creation aspects of regional forums in 12 communities, working in areas with varying levels of economic vibrancy and health statistics. We established a defined-and-repeatable method that strengthened local capacity and continue to be used to engage their business communities.
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) Consensus Building
The lack of an international language for standard protocols surrounding prosthetics and orthotics prevents effective tracking of patient progress and reduces data readability and comparability for medical researchers. CollaborateUp designed and facilitated two series of highly participatory and engaging consensus building processes to develop standardized medical registries for use by academics, bioengineers, prosthetists, healthcare providers, clinicians, healthcare managers, researchers, and prosthetic users.
We offer a series of courses that train organizations how to use principles of shared value, collective impact, design thinking, and adaptive leadership to apply in their own work. Built around a set of open source tools, our CollaborateUp Formula, the Academy curriculum gives students the tools and conceptual building blocks they need to take on complex problems. We have also tailored these courses for specific clients based on their needs and input.
USAID Co-Creation Workshops
Our team has facilitated over 40 co-creation processes, including 20 for USAID, and we have developed a structured, step-by-step process that incorporates successful practices and lessons learned from this past experience. Working with USAID Missions and Offices we adapt our process to each individual need and can work from conception through to award under multiple co-creation mechanisms, e.g., Annual Program Statements, Broad Agency Announcements, Requests for Information, etc., and we can provide advice throughout the co-creation process and/or facilitate co-creation workshops.
Nourishing 9 Billion Program
The next generation of leaders must learn to collaborate across sectors to generate breakthrough approaches to support a dynamic and cutting-edge future for healthcare. The Nourishing 9 Billion (N9B) program was a highly innovative, hands-on design lab for university students centered on developing food security and sustainable agriculture solutions. Consisting of half-day intensives on college campuses around the U.S, the N9B program was multi-disciplinary and geographically expansive, providing a foundation for action-oriented student leaders to brainstorm powerful solutions.