In 2007, we helped co-design and deliver a multi-stakeholder forum in Cyprus, supported by United Nations Development Programme.
We also supported the creation of a local governance group to support joint actions across sectors and borders. The Forum is designed to bring together diverse stakeholders from the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities, including representatives from various political parties, in order to generate longer term partnerships and initiatives across these historically divided communities.
“The Lab was such an incredible structure for honoring the wisdom of the crowd. I work in K-12 education, and we have created a similar experience for principals and school district personnel. They love it. We had the superintendent come up and she started to cry, thanking us, saying, ‘This has gotten us further than I have ever gotten.’ It’s almost a culture-building experience, creating a culture of openness and action, giving people that day to respectfully talk about problems and come up with ideas. It was the structure that helped them do that.”
—, Director of Learning and Communication Systems, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
“In (happy) tears as an idea I had 10 years ago comes to life!”
—, summit participant, pediatric RN, lupus blogger, patient advocate, and health activist
“Flip the Clinic is creating the possibility of a new system”
“Flip the Clinic is creating the possibility of a new system. It’s creating a critical moment next to the 20-minute office visit that can be incredibly powerful for the delivery of health care and health.”
—, surgeon, public health researcher, and author of The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
“Support each other and mean it”
“I need to be more patient and build my resilience. I have also learnt that I need to control my cynical attitude towards government. I need to continue building trusting relationships. For us all, lateral thinking and flexibility in service delivery models is very important. Respect, regard, recognition. Lead by example, breakdown barriers and silos. Support each other and mean it. We need to unite as a group and act as one.”
“We need this space”
“I see us as leaders, we as all Australians. I went out and sat beside a lizard, he was peaceful, I thought that’s what it’s about. We need this space. I’ve been around so long, I’ve been getting angry. I have an opportunity to influence and do something about this.”