Curtis Ogden

Senior Associate

Much of Curtis’ work with IISC entails consulting with multi-interest-holder networks and complex intra-organizational change efforts to ultimately strengthen and transform food, public health, education, and economic development systems at local, state, regional, and national levels. He has worked with these efforts to launch and evolve through various stages of development.

Some of his current and past clients include: Bread for the World; California Pan-Ethnic Health Equity Network; Cancer Free Economy Network; Center for Action and Contemplation; Collaborative Action Newark; Community Practitioners Network (New Hampshire); DC Social Justice Transformations Network; Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network; Food Solutions New England; Food Systems Leadership Network (Wallace Center); Hunts Point Resiliency; Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability; National Parent Leadership Institute; New Technology Network; Partnership for the Future of Learning;  Rhode Island Food Policy Council; Social Impact Exchange; and Vermont Farm to Plate Network.

In supporting these networks and change efforts, Curtis provides the following services:

  • Collaborative process design
  • Community engagement design
  • Complex and developmental facilitation
  • Coaching on:
    • Network/collaborative leadership, structure and strategy
    • Systems thinking and energy systems science
    • Interest-holder engagement
    • Committing to social equity
    • Respectful confrontation
  •  Training:
    • Collaborative leadership
    • Network leadership and approaches
    • Committing to social equity
  • Network assessment – surveys and (in partnership with colleagues) network mapping

Curtis writes regularly about networks and social change on IISC’s blog and In addition to his work at IISC, Curtis is on the advisory board of Beautiful Ventures, a member of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (RARE) as well as The Transformations Community.

He lives on traditional Nonatuc lands in western Massachusetts with his wife, three daughters, a flock of laying hens and a lionhead rabbit.

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