"Bridging the Impact Gap...."
ideation is a 501(c)3 think tank founded by doctoral graduates from America’s most prestigious universities. This collaborative think tank format fosters “non-coercive power sharing, power with instead of power over” (Follett, 1926).
Our founders recognized what an incredible resource their fellow doctoral program colleagues are. Having worked for decades as leaders across sectors, such as healthcare, education, finance, real estate, government, technology, and law, they were acutely aware of the real-world needs and applications for this extremely valuable, yet difficult to efficiently access the purpose-driven “brain bank.” Our founders share a vision and passion to connect top-thinkers from prestigious educational institutions with leading organizations, in a forward-framed think tank environment, for unprecedented, collaborative, and mutual innovation, impact, and opportunity.
Our organizational clients, educational institution partners, and think tank members are carefully vetted.
Because of the wide competencies of our members, ideation clients encompass a similarly wide range including public and private sector organizations, profit and not for profit companies, government entities, and associations. Our goal- work with like minded partners to uncover and deliver sustainable solutions. The projects we accept are purposeful and consistent with the ideation vision. Once a client is approved, authorization to access exclusive ideation member profiles is granted. A team of ideation members uniquely suited to solving the client’s challenges are then hand-selected for the project. Member teams evolve over the course of each project in a highly efficient and effective match of needs with competencies.
"A desire for change, for doing something differently, for learning something new, always begins with some kind of pain or dissatisfaction" (Schein, 2017).
Top educational institutions produce top industry leaders and our most influential thinkers. The most brilliant candidates travel from around the world to attend our nation's top graduate schools. At the pinnacle are doctoral programs at the most prestigious institutions. ideation provides organizational clients seeking a competitive advantage with the unprecedented opportunity to solve their most pressing and persistent challenges through exclusive access to cutting edge research, expertise, and evidence-based innovations grounded in a collaborative impact, mission-based think tank model.
Simply put, our partners are the very top handful of colleges and universities in America. Partnership status includes access to the private ideation think tank member database. Partners are able to conduct searches as and when needed for candidates who are uniquely qualified and highly motivated to serve as course instructors, dissertation advisors, and committee members, and to assist our partners in meeting other similar needs. E-alerts for new member matches further enhance the benefits of ideation.
Top educational institutions intentionally gather top candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences from around the world to eventually become thought leaders. The result is ground breaking, award worthy research and innovation. The power of what happens does NOT have to end with the degree completion. ideation provides practical next step opportunities for sharing doctoral graduates' exceptional research, knowledge, and influence across a variety of industries and organizational clients and for enhancing the graduates and their alma mater's visibility. ideation provides an unprecedented think tank platform and visibility for the leading educational institutions from where our nation's leading thinkers come.
ideation's FREE membership is open to individuals who are currently students or have successfully completed and graduated with a doctoral degree and share a passion for maintaining connection with their cohort community and think tank work and vision. ideation offers any array of support for members seeking to maintain and grow their doctoral cohort community and further their doctoral research visibility.
Few understand the motivation and experience of pursuing and successfully completing a top doctoral program the way that fellow graduates do. The power of what happens amongst classmates and the insight that comes from passionate excellence and rigorous research doesn't have to end with the completion of your degree. Developed by doctorate graduates from one of the nation's top Universities, ideation provides leading thinkers who are passionate about having a real world impact, with unsurpassed think tank access and opportunities including high level white papers, publication, speaking, graduate level teaching, dissertation advising and committee membership, consulting, and more.
This thoughtful think tank structure enables members to "form high quality relationships based on trust, loyalty, and mutual respect, propelling change efforts to success" (Northouse, 2019).
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