As we've talked, we realize that there needs to develop some alternatives spaces where people working in the system can work through ideas, develop innovative solutions and prototype them (without risk), and develop their own skills. And I feel like the Humphrey School's Public & Nonprofit Leadership Center can provide that platform. It also provides a way to apply the theory and know-how I've articulated in my book and recent articles.
We've landed on the name "Future Services Institute" and are going to explore a few programmatic efforts - bolstering the peer learning networks that we facilitate, conducting program evaluations, hosting innovation labs, and seeing if we might create a new graduate certificate at the Humphrey for mid-career students. So stay tuned!