In 2020, At the behest of the Walton Family Foundation, the GovLab convened a series of six online deliberations with multidisciplinary experts to address the challenge of equitably identifying and measuring the non-academic skills young people need to succeed
Using our problem definition methodology, we break down a larger issue into actionable, focused problems. Government partners prioritize among problems, selecting the ones to focus on.
We organize a two-month open innovation process that combines self-selection with curation to attract a wide range of diverse experts- specifically those with the experience, not just the credentials. Our team moderates two-hour online conferences focused on a different piece of the problem every week. We brief the most innovative and actionable ideas from the conferences and government partners select from them the ones they want to implement.