#Solveathons are designed to bring critical stakeholders together to redefine critical equality, effectiveness, and prosperity challenges, create renewed common cause, and to develop inspired, new, strategically aligned solutions.
Whether you’re trying to tackle equity challenges, progress plateaus, or really sticky organizational challenges, the #solveathon can help you define your next right steps.
The #solveathon methodology is unique to Women’s Work Institute and Sum Strategy
IN 15 MINUTES WE CAN EXPLAIN THE #SOLVEATHON AND HOW IT CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION, SECTOR, OR PROFESSION
The #solveathon method is much more participatory and provides data-driven insight in a meaningful way.
MELODY SONG, Development Director, Orbis International
I am glad we had the opportunity to talk about topics we are ... passionate about. I still think about the #solveathon and the progress we made within that hour. Incredible what work can be done when we put our heads together and focus on strategy.
PATRICIA JAMESON, Director, Overseas Diversity and Equity Programs at UMUC EUROPE
We are now booking 2019
Our Women’s Work Institute and Sum Strategy teams facilitate #solveathons in several contexts and to address a variety of shared challenges.
“I’m a conference organizer. how does a #solveathon add value to my event?”
#Solveathons respond to the growing demand of conference attendees to collaborate with fellow attendees, not just network.
The pre-#solveathon survey pre-engages your audience, driving interest in your event and the session.
The #solveathon workshop provides them a high-energy, high-impact session where they connect and engage with their peers around a shared challenge.
Then, the Insights Report reconnects attendees, reignites their collaborative relationship, and leads them to action, together.
“I’M GOING TO BE ATTENDING A #SOLVEATHON AS A PARTICIPANT. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?”
First, you will be asked to contribute your perspective to a pre-#solveathon survey. This will help us better understand your experience of the biggest challenges you face in your role/industry/organization.
At the #solveathon, we will share with you the high-level results of the survey. We will demonstrate that we’ve listened to and learned from your lived experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to envision a future where the biggest challenges have been acted on, before being guided through a design-thinking activity that will equip you to co-create tactical solutions to the challenges you share with your peers.
“I’M A LEADER AND I WANT TO TAKE MY ORGANIZATION FROM TALK TO ACTION. HOW CAN A #SOLVEATHON help us solve OUR MOST CRITICAL CHALLENGES?”
We’ve helped organizations design the right next steps and act on the opportunities that emerge through #solveathons.
We’ve seen leaders take action quickly and decisively and with the support of their people who co-design the tactical steps themselves.
Progress is made when an organization is united by a common cause and guided by a clear, concise plan of action.
#Solveathon is the key.