Curtis Ogden

Senior Associate

Much of Curtis’ work with IISC entails consulting with multi-stakeholder networks to strengthen and transform food public health, education, and economic development systems at local, state, regional, and national levels. He has worked with networks to launch and evolve through various stages of development.

Some of his current and past clients include: Food Solutions New England; Vermont Farm to Plate Network; InFACT at Ohio State University; Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability; Hunts Point Resiliency; Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network; National Parent Leadership Institute; Partnership for the Future of Learning; New Technology Network; Cancer Free Economy Network; Collaborative Action Newark; Community Practitioners Network (New Hampshire); and CareerSTAT/National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

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

  • Collaborative process and stakeholder engagement design
  • Complex facilitation
  • Coaching on:
    • Network leadership, structure and strategy
    • Systems thinking
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Committing to equity
  • Training:
    • Collaborative leadership
    • Network leadership and approaches
    • Committing to equity
  • Network assessment – surveys and (in partnership with colleagues) network mapping

Curtis writes regularly about networks and social change on IISC’s blog. In addition to his work at IISC, Curtis is on the advisory board of EmbraceRace, a member of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics (RARE) and the Emerging Networks Governance Initiative (ENGI) and shares the Thomas W. Haas Professorship in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire where he is engaged in scholarship on the intersection of networks and racial equity.

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