Positive Deviance: A New Paradigm of Social, Organizational, and Behavioural Change- An Evening Talk

Facilitator: Arvind Singhal

An introductory talk on Positive Deviance (PD), a novel approach to individual, organizational, and social change based on the observation that in every community there exist certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing worse challenges The PD approach has been employed in over 50 countries to address a wide variety of social and organizational purposes, including decreasing malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality in Vietnam and Pakistan, increasing sales and business development in Mexico and the U.S., reducing school dropouts in Argentina and in the U.S.A.; and reducing hospital-acquired infections in the U.S.A. and Colombia. Driven by data, the PD approach questions the normative ways of conducting expert-driven needs assessment and gap-analysis, and follows a systematic process of uncovering cost-effective and culturally appropriate solutions from within the local community.

Dr. Arvind Singhal is facilitating a follow-up workshop to this evening talk, Positive Deviance: Operating and Implementing a New Paradigm of Social, Organizational, and Behavioural Change, on February 17, 2018.

Course Dates: Positive Deviance: A New Paradigm of Social, Organizational, and Behavioural Change- An Evening Talk

For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies