RHODE ISLAND OFFICE OF INNOVATION

Within the Rhode Island state government, we are working with a cross-departmental group of civil servants with the mandate to challenge existing ways of working on persistent policy and structural challenges.

This 9-month educational program, provided the space and time for this diverse group to explore new methods that can deal with complex public problems and help foster a culture of experimental problem-solving. The work focused on cross sector challenges, such as improving the review process of childcare, testing new teacher training programs, and innovating staffing and HR systems.