Key success factor for an ideal learning experience in the political sphere
Leaders in the political domain are not equipped with the necessary competencies to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time, e.g. the rise of populists and extremists or climate change. Thus, political parties need to find innovative solutions to meet the professional needs of political professionals and democracy in the 21st century. But how to structure such processes?
Thinking beyond organisational boundaries
Traditionally, organisations have tended to emphasise using their internal capacities and R&D resources when developing innovative solutions. This so-called “theory of closed innovation” sees the pace of innovation within the organisation’s boundaries. But to rethink political training and development we took a different approach: based on the theory of “open innovation,” we used the wisdom of people inside and outside the organisation and build a community that collaboratively co-creates innovative solutions.