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This presentation was an invited address at the LA Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for a faculty workshop on problem solving.

This presentation was an invited address at the LA Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for a faculty workshop on problem solving.

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  • Solving Problems at the Global Level: What Psychologists can Teach and What We can Learn Chris E. Stout Managing Director, Center for Global Initiatives College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Please note that this is a January 2014 presentation, and while you can see most of what was displayed, you cannot hear what I said, and I wish you could. You may reach me at http://about.me/DrChrisStout if I may be of help to you in your work. Cheers, Chris
  • A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
  • let: x = price of ball, (x+1) = price of bat (x+1)+x = 1.10 2x = 1.10 - 1 2x = 0.10 x = 0.10 / 2 x = 0.05
  • BLUE
  • Some of the best solutions are clever
  • Some of the best solutions are clever and funny
  • Books, Books, Books….
  • How do you train soldiers to be Peacekeepers?
  • The Copenhagen Declaration Sustainable Development and Psychology
  • Goethe said, Knowing is not enough, we must…
  • Soweto, South Africa
  • My epiphanies.
  • I then learned a lot about the different aspects of some very creative problem solving, and I want to share what I learned with you…
  • REcovered Medical Equipment Developing Y (world) William Rosenblatt, MD
  • I learned that when you seek to solve one problem, you may be able to solve others along with it.
  • Sabriye Tenberken & Paul Kronenberg
  • Erik Weihenmayer
  • I learned that when you seek to solve one problem, you may need to develop news tools.
  • International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs
  • I learned that once you’ve solved one problem, you may want to make it scale.
  • Geek Corps Ethan Zuckerman
  • I learned that when one problem is fixed, you may need to also solve another problem that results from it.
  • Sustainable Sciences Institute
  • I learned that when one problem is fixed, you may need to combine seemingly divergent aspects in new ways.
  • Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole . Shobha Arole, MD
  • Changes in Health Indicators (1971-2006) Overview of Activities (1970 – 2006) TB patients treated Infant Mortality Rate Reduction Maternal Health Antenatal Care Safe Delivery Family Planning 86.36% Tube-wells for safe drinking water 9,621 198 Plant nurseries – villages 100% <0.5% 100% <1.0% 65% Children under 5 Immun.(DPT, polio) 0.5% 40% <1% TB (prev./1000) 18 1.2 223 Houses built for poor people 283 6,064 87% Malnutr. (wt for age) Check dams Women involved in credit program 0.5% 203 Training in Community-Based Health (since 1983) Persons from India Persons from other countries 17,661 1,911
  • I learned that in solving a problem, integrating solutions and measuring outcomes is important.
  • Institute for OneWorld Health Victoria Hale, PhD
  • I learned that in solving a problem, that sometimes no good deed goes unpunished.
  • Marie Charles, MD
  • I learned that in solving a problem, that systems and organization help maintain sustainability.
  • Bosnia
  • I learned that in solving a problem, that former ways of thinking may not always work.
  • Jennifer Staple-Clark
  • I learned that in solving a problem, that being “too young, too naive, or too busy” don’t necessarily apply.
  • Witness.
  • I learned from Gillian Caldwell that a word is worth 1/1000th of a picture…
  • Witness
  • Mary Fabri, PsyD
  • I learned that solving a problem, can result from bringing together the formerly disparate.
  • Scojo Foundation.
  • I learned that in solving a problem, two opposites can be brought together.
  • I learned that in solving a problem, social justice can result from criminal justice.
  • I learned that in solving a problem, what seems a little, can mean a lot.
  • Mother Theresa once said: “If you cannot feed one-hundred, then feed just one.”
  • And now for something completely different—how I have tried to create a structure…
  • Fasten your seat belt, next stop: The Amazon
  • Amazon…
  • Amazon...
  • Amazon…
  • Amazon…
  • Amazon
  • Hey, weren’t you here last week…? Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know.
  • Adjust your seat belt, next stop: Bolivia
  • Bolivian Prisons (and Clark)
  • Sometimes you can at least solve part of the problem….
  • I was always frustrated with the disconnect of getting helpful information and tools to those that needed it.
  • So I have been doing some experimenting….
  • Curated Library
  • Problem solving is about tech…
  • Problem solving is about: Accelerants…
  • Problem solving is about: Results…
  • A kindergarten is born
  • Problem solving is about: Collaborations
  • Thank you for what you do, and please be in touch if I can be of help… visit DrChrisStout.com