Transformathon November 2019: Moving into Action

November 10 – 12, 2019
New York City

Building on previous Transformathons, this second in-person convening was highly interactive and collaborative, with a particular emphasis on leveraging our assets to advance our change making and improvement work, and focusing on moving toward unprecedented collective action.

Note: Slides can be accessed only by 20×30 members

Pre-Session: Symposium on the Science of Improvement

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10 AM – 5 PM

Why Do We Care About Improvement Science and Quality Improvement?
Allison Smith (New York University)
Aimee Budnik (Community Action Akron Summit)

Getting Started
Allison Smith (New York University)

Understanding Your Problem/System
Getting to Work Part I
Getting to Work Part II
Aimee Budnik (Community Action Akron Summit)

Establishing Measures
Aimee Budnik (Community Action Akron Summit)
Allison Smith (New York University)

Develop Ideas for Change
Aimee Budnik (Community Action Akron Summit)

Testing Ideas
Carlo Ciotoli (New York University)

Main Session

The Main Session was designed to inspire and catalyze impactful action.  Participants worked purposefully in groups based on their chosen areas of focus and used structured techniques to develop specific plans for improving student wellbeing and equity in their own work and nationally.

November 11, 2019

The Power of Us
Allison Smith (New York University)
Hollie Chessman (American Council on Education)
Helen Matusow-Ayres (Pratt Institute)

Mindset and Methods to Guide Transformation
Paul Howard (100 Million Healthier Lives)

Design Session Part I: What might an idealized system look like?
Paul Howard (100 Million Healthier Lives)

Design Session Part II: What will it take to get there? Co-designing theories of change
Paul Howard (100 Million Healthier Lives)

Measuring Our Progress As a Movement
Brita Roy (Yale University)
Allison Smith (New York University)

Failing Forward and Accelerating the Pace of Improvement
Aimee Budnik (Community Action Akron Summit)

November 12, 2019

Iterating Our Driver Diagrams
Carlo Ciotoli (New York University)

Planning Our Collective Action

  • Part 1: Network Activation Fund Planning
    Marci Iverson (Viterbo University)
    Erin O’Sullivan (NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation)
  • Part 2: Creating Your Plan for Improvement
    Martha Dannenbaum (Texas A&M University)

Building the 20×30 Network, Brick by Brick
David Reetz (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Allison Smith (New York University)