Case Clinic

Case Clinics guide a team or a group of peers through a process in which a case giver presents a case, and a group of 3 to 4 peers or team members help as consultants.

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To access the wisdom and experience of peers and to help a peer respond to an important and immediate challenge in an innovative, co-creative way.

• The case should be a challenge that is current and concrete.
• The case giver needs to be a key player in the case.
• The participants in the case clinics are peers, so there is no hierarchical relationship among them.
• Don’t give advice; instead listen deeply.

• Concrete and innovative ideas for how to respond to a pressing challenge
• High level of trust and positive energy among the peer group
• Practicing mindfulness and listening practices

Case Clinics allow participants to:
• Generate fresh ways of looking at a challenge or question
• Develop new approaches for responding to the challenge or question

C. Otto Scharmer, (2009) Theory U: Learning from the Future as it Emerges. Berrett- Koehler: San Francisco.

  • Awareness Raising
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Problem Solving
  • Understanding complexity
Innovation Phases
  • 3 Fostering New Perspectives & Ways of Thinking
  • 5 Grounding the Idea
Train the Trainer seminars including Case Clinic can be found here: