Working Together

It’s about the collective. Lets get together and talk how we can amplify voices that matter through visual, spoken and written media to influence systematic social change.

What We Can Bring To The Table

1. Facilitation: Outside Influence insists on centering direct experiences in the design process from the get-go. We capture the invaluable wisdom residing between the institutional cracks.

Our Facilitation at Outside Influence ensures all voices from those with a stake in addressing homelessness, addiction, and the criminal justice system get heard. Equipped with an arsenal of tools, we guide and structure productive conversations, fostering solution-focused dialogues that fuel system-shifting practices.

Connect with our network of skilled facilitators—experts in creating comfortable spaces where diverse voices not only come together but are heard in solution-focused conversations. Because change starts with those who’ve lived it.

2. Amplify Your Creative Research: Dive into the fray by contributing your visual, written, or oral research. We’re beefing up the website to let you upload your work, expanding our shared library. It’s a wild ride in progress, and we want you on board to turn this into a legit portal for policy and change-makers. Let’s make waves together.

3. Designing for Impact: We’ve got the knack to take bland research and give it a visual punch, making sure those insights hit home for the eyes you want on it. Let’s morph your data into a visual force for change. We’re your go-to crew, ready to make information accessible and steer the ship of social change with our expert design services.

Our network of facilitators are experienced within Systems Thinking, Deep Democracy, Art of Hosting, and Asset Based Community Development. 


Grow the Wisdom Potential

Deep Democracy

Deep Democracy is a practical method to start dialogue and discussion where we actively search for the wisdom of the minority.

Alternative voices are being heard, explored and are part of decision-making.

The effect is that decisions are widely supported and optimally make use of the potential of the group. This new view on decision-making and group dynamics enables real co-creation.

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking expands the range of choices available for solving a problem by broadening our thinking and helping us articulate problems in new and different ways.

At the same time, the principles of Systems Thinking make us aware that there are no perfect solutions; the choices we make will have an impact on other parts of the system. By anticipating the impact of each trade-off, we can minimise its severity or even use it to our own advantage.

Systems Thinking therefore allows us to make informed choices.

“My interest is not data, it’s the world. And part of world development you can see in numbers. Others, like human rights, empowerment of women, it’s very difficult to measure in numbers.”

Hans Rosling

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