SPONSOR: COMMUNITY LEADERS INSTITUTE
Live Well Collaborative (LWC) has conducted learning labs for the past three years for The Community Leaders Institute (CLI). CLI is a 6-week leadership development program non-profit leaders in the community. In LWC’s most recent learning lab at CLI, LWC facilitated a half-day exercise, which demonstrated the positive impact of design thinking on community projects. Using the custom made superhero-themed journey map, LWC assisted the participants as they created a viable action plan for their project, identified available resources, and recognized potential inhibitors and enablers throughout their journey. The activity allowed the participants to organize their thoughts and create actionable steps to reach their project milestones more quickly. These key concepts of design thinking were applied to their current projects and with this experience can be applied to future projects.