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Thursday, October 5 • 1:00pm - 4:15pm
MISBO + IDEO Project: Powering Independent Schools into the Future

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The MISBO + IDEO Project is a collaboration between MISBO and IDEO along with a cohort of 12 independent schools from across the globe, in which we attempt to imagine a new future for independent schools, focusing on the business model that has driven independent schools for decades. This workshop, facilitated by Marc Levinson, MISBO along with members of the IDEO team and school leaders from the participating cohort schools, is designed for any and every school leader that wishes to help their school imagine a sustainable future. We will begin by providing background on the MISBO + IDEO Project, and participants will engage in some of the exercises and learning which IDEO has provided for the cohort teams. Through a series of group-based interactive exercises, participants will gain an understanding of the process and begin to explore new futures for their schools. The ultimate goal of this project from day one has been to help all independent schools be sustainable; this workshop is the next step in the process.

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization - Non-Technical
Learning Objective: Participants will review the idea behind and work performed for the MISBO + IDEO project and how it can help them to consider new business models in an effort to develop a sustainable independent school. 

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Annette Diefenthaler

Portfolio Director, Design for Learning Studio, IDEO
Annette Diefenthaler is a Portfolio Director at IDEO's Design For Learning Studio in San Francisco. Annette’s passion is bringing human-centered design to systemic challenges in education. She is co-author of IDEO's "Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators" and her work has received... Read More →
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Miki Heller

Business Designer, IDEO
Miki Heller is a Business Designer at IDEO’s San Francisco office. As an engineer-turned-educator-turned-entrepreneur, Miki is passionate about bringing lessons from many disciplines to design. Before joining IDEO, Miki worked at Teach For America and the Mayor’s office in San... Read More →
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Becky Lee

Relationship Lead, IDEO
Becky Lee is a part of the Design For Learning team at IDEO’s San Francisco office, where she crafts one-of-a-kind engagements to improve the education space through design. She is driven by a desire to spark curiosity and build confidence in students of all ages. Becky finds joy... Read More →
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Marc Levinson

Advisor, MISBO
Most recently Marc Levinson served as Executive Director of MISBO from 2011-2017. Prior to his time with MISBO, Marc spent four years as a Senior Director with the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), where he managed the live and web-based programs and consulted for... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Astor Gallery

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