What is unique about the Community Think Tank?

The Think Tank creates a socially, culturally, and economically diverse community of problem-solvers involving people who are not usually included in high-level, complex problem-solving. Its process of structured inquiry respects knowledge from many levels of experience—low-wage workers, management, community workers, ministers, youth, academics, policy experts, and students (among others). While many community forums adopt a rhetoric of complaint and blame, Think Tanks seek both strong rival hypotheses and diverse interpretations of problems in order to explore options and test solutions. Think Tanks situate problems and solutions in their local contexts—in a workplace, a city, an economic trend, or an ideology.

See how the Rivaling strategy works.
See how the Option and Outcome strategy is used.