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Solving with ACE: A Design Thinking Experience

  • SPACE PROVIDED BY: National Council for Behavioral Health 1400 K Street Northwest, Suite 400 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Solvers Wanted!

Solving Tough Problems = Design Thinking + Co-creation

We're testing a new idea with a small group of persistent, solutions-driven association professionals. Want in?


Design thinking is a powerful process for problem solving, and has tremendous potential for associations. And because many of us struggle with the same challenges  — and know the power of collaboration — we have the opportunity to direct our creative energy to collectively problem solve. That is why we’re coming together on May 21.

First, Arianna Rehak will interview Garth Jordan on the stages of design thinking, and how he has applied this process to tackle various “wicked problems” at his association, HFMA.

And then we get to apply what we learn right away. Garth and Arianna will help us begin the design thinking process as a team. We get to discuss our experiences through the design thinking lens and zero in on a specific challenge we can collectively tackle over the coming months.

Garth Jordan is senior vice president, corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Garth is also CEO of RevvCrew, an organization that helps associations and non-profit organizations unlock their remarkable potential to develop and execute unique strategies through fully engaged teams. He aligns people around the goal of value creation and employs a variety of human-centered, learn-by-doing, team-based approaches to maintain organizational speed and flexibility.

Arianna Rehak is CEO and co-founder of Matchbox Virtual Media. She is absolutely obsessed with the power of connecting people and ideas for the betterment of all. Her passion for community problem-solving and co-creation has heavily made its way into the design of her virtual events (like SURGE)!

If you’re in the DC area, we’d love to have you join us in person. For those joining virtually, a Zoom link will be provided. Either way, start by registering.

Questions? Contact us.


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