Föreläsning: Solving Complex Problems from the Inside-Out

Datum 2023-09-11 12:15 - 13:00
Plats VÄSTERÅS: Monday, September 11, at 12.15-13.00, in lecture hall “Alpha” ESKILSTUNA: Tuesday, September 12, at 12.15–13.00, in lecture hall “A1-068”

Mälardalens universitet får äran att välkomna den framstående forskaren Arvind Singhal, Ph.D., från University of Texas i El Paso, USA. Han kommer att föreläsa om "Positive Deviance", en innovativ och datadriven metod för att driva social och organisatorisk förändring. Singhal, som har tillämpat metoden i över 50 länder, kommer att dela med sig av insikter om hur lokala lösningar kan leda till globala förändringar.

Föreläsningen är kostnadsfri och sker på engelska.

MDU Dpt of Innovation Management invites to lunch lectures with Prof. Arvind Singhal (including wrap & mineral water)

  • Solving Complex Problems from the Inside-Out

VÄSTERÅS: Monday, September 11, at 12.15-13.00, in lecture hall “Alpha”

ESKILSTUNA: Tuesday, September 12, at 12.15–13.00, in lecture hall “A1-068”

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Positive Deviance (PD) is 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.; and reducing hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. 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.

Arvind Singhal, Ph.D., is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Professor and Director of Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso, and appointed as the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow, Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas, Professor 2 at Inland School of Business and Social Sciences, Inland University of Applied Sciences, Norway, and Chancellor’s Honorary Professor, Amity University, India. His research and teaching interests are in diffusion of innovations, narrative engagement and persuasion, positive deviance and social change, and liberating interactional pedagogies. Author of 15 books and over 220 peer reviewed essays, he has published and researched widely on the power of storytelling, the positive deviance approach to social change, and organizing for empowerment and liberation. He has visited and lectured in over 100 countries of Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He can be contacted at

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