2022 Legacy Award Winner: Linda Pitts

At the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, our mission is to combine collaborative problem solving, respectful dialogue, and diversity of opinion to create positive change and lasting impact. This is known as the Rockefeller Ethic. Our employees serve the Institute’s mission by embodying these five Core Values in their day-to-day work: Believe the mission. See the possibilities….

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2022 Legacy Award Winner: Linda Pitts

What is a Wicked Problem?

Wicked problems are enduring by nature, meaning someone must come along and “re-solve” the problem under new circumstances.

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What is a Wicked Problem?

The Wave

These exercises help organize thoughts, gain consensus around an idea, or find insights outside the box. They are the most fun when everyone breaks out of their routine and arrive at unique outcomes. The Wave Analysis embodies all of this and more.

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The Wave

The Heart of a Legacy

Rockefeller’s determination and deep love for humanity were essential to him and are timeless components of his legacy. He saw it as our duty as citizens to work together.

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The Heart of a Legacy

Why Public Dialogue is Important

Public dialogue provides opportunities for stakeholders and policymakers to glean from the public the things that matter to them.

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Why Public Dialogue is Important

Joel Smith Leadership Award Winner: Shane Engebrecht

“I want people to know that anyone can be like Joel,” Shane said. “We can all be of service to our fellow human beings. We can be nice to people. We can look around and see a need, taking just a brief second to help somebody else. It helps us as much as it helps them.”

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Joel Smith Leadership Award Winner: Shane Engebrecht