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At GKI, we believe in the power of words to influence and inspire action.   We actively pursue humility, curiosity, and reflection in our work as we share our insights, experiences, and resources with the broader community of decision-makers, change-makers, and practitioners.

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GKI’s Design Thinking Training: Human Centered Design as a Mindset

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We believe that anyone is capable of disrupting the systems we live within. It’s this capability — to deeply connect with the needs, incentives, and challenges of other stakeholders in the system — that is the key to how the HCD mindset can foster a human-centered, stakeholder-led, systems change.
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Shifting from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach

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Did you know your brain is wired with negativity bias? We are predisposed to spot things that are not going well and feel an instinctual tug to fix them. As a result, researchers estimate that we spend about 80% of our time trying to fix what’s not working and 20% of our time trying to build on our strengths.
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Systems mapping and human centered design: incentivizing cross-sector collaboration for disaster resilience

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Natural disasters in the Caribbean are becoming more ferocious and frequent. This, coupled with the increasing detrimental impacts of climate change, mean that the vulnerabilities faced by small island nations in the Eastern Caribbean are set to intensify.
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Systemic Partnerships: Addressing Disaster Resilience in the Caribbean

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This project, named the Caribbean Corporate Investment for Resilience (CCIR) project, centers private sector and humanitarian actors in jointly mapping the systemic challenges and opportunities faced across the islands in the times leading up to and immediately following disasters.
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Common Challenges When Implementing an Organizational Learning Plan and What to Do About Them

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As organizational learning professionals, we are frequently asked about how to create an organizational learning plan and how to put it into practice. This is the third blog — a grand finale if you will — of a three-part blog series on this topic.
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What is an Organizational Learning Plan? Why Do You Need One?

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An organizational learning plan outlines how an organization will create, acquire, analyze, share, and use learning. In this series, we share our thoughts on what an organizational learning plan is, how to create one, and most importantly how to implement it so that what is included in the plan actually gets done.
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