EXPERTS IN CHANGE
The Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation is a team of industry recognized expert leaders and designers who are transforming schools and businesses through people-centered design. Closing the gap between real life and school life, we have been on a transformational journey for over a decade and can empathize with the twists and turns you are navigating in your own journey. We can help.
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We Are InDUSTRY CHANGE LEADERS
Using people-centered design principles, we have impacted change and transformation in these areas of expertise.
Change Management | Instructional Strategy | Workplace Design
Curriculum Evaluation | Organizational Leadership | Arts Innovation
MakerED & Design Education | Strategic Planning | Collaborative Problem-Solving
How Might we Help?
Products and experiences
We feel great responsibility to make an impact and inspire transformation. With such a mindset, the dynamic team at MVIFI offers a range of products and experiences for wherever you are on your journey. Whether you are looking for a hack, a shift or a full transformation, we have something to get you started.
Individualized partnerships that are committed to carefully creating the change you want to see happen
A series of experiences or customized programs to meet your individual needs and objectives
People-centered design is infused in all we do. Learn more about our design thinking methodology
Tools & Resources
Tools and resources designed in our studio to help you get started on your journey
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WE HAVE A DIVERSE NETWORK
Partnering with both education and corporate organizations since 2012, we have designed real world solutions for real world problems.
WE HOST SIGNATURE EVENTS
At MVIFI, we are insatiably curious. As we explore, research and expand our own capabilities within our primary place of practice, we believe deeply in sharing and doing our part to build capacity in other practitioners. Above all else, by being intentional about blurring the lines between school and the real world, we are leading the way in transforming education and creating a destination for anyone seeking to design a better world.
Council on Innovation
The Council on Innovation comprises about 20 members — experts and visionaries in entrepreneurship, education, business, and community leadership. Called together as a league of advisors, the Council provides insights and inspiration to Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Past members includes representatives from Coca-Cola, Georgia Tech, First Citizens Bank, Emory University, Google, and Piedmont Healthcare.
A national conference that explores the possibilities of design thinking, the maker movement, entrepreneurship and innovation. This multi-day experience brings leaders from education and corporate industries from around the country to Atlanta with the intent to inspire transformative impact and change. Participants gain hands-on experience to build capacity as learners and leaders within their organizations and innovation teams.
Night of Inquiry, Impact & Innovation
A deep dive exploration into what the future demands of us as innovators, thinkers, educators and those who wish to design a better world. Mount Vernon curated six trailblazers, Glen Whitman, Kawai Lai, Kaleb Rashad, Grant Lichtman, Tod Martin, and Joyelle Harris, who shared their inspirations and provocations for what the world demands of modern day mavericks. As a stand out school, Mount Vernon continues to set the conditions for strategic leadership so that we can design a better world.