Think Tank Services

Facilitation

What we bring is practical, dynamic, and interactive sessions for groups and events. It allows participants to exchange knowledge and ideas, explore how to achieve a goal, and unlock new opportunities for impact collaborations in a very short time.

We facilitate the creation of long lasting impact in a variety of social and business areas. Our methods enable alignment, collaboration, creative problem solving, roadmap planning, and strategic dialogue.

Each session is tailored to fit the audience profile, the theme of the event, and the purpose of the organizer. We combine what works best from different facilitation methods.

In-company Training: SDG in Action

Based on our sustainable practices recognized by the United Nations, we will guide your employees through the actionable application of Sustainable Development Goals in their work.

The participants of the training will

  • Get an understanding of how your company fits with SDGs

  • Describe existing sustainable aspects within the company ecosystem

  • Map the SDG contribution of the company

  • Become your company's sustainability ambassadors

The duration of the course and method of delivery is tailored to your preferences.

Social Impact Initiatives

Based on your target beneficiary and overall objective, we will design, implement and scale high-visibility actions devoted to sustainability and SDG.

We collaborate closely with various agencies of the United Nations and have been featured on multiple occasions, including speaking at the UN Conference and being mentioned in the brief to all member states.

We have a proven track record of delivering that in record time and with minimum resources:

  • The Initiative that reached 75000 people in 42 countries and 17 languages in less than 6 months, and has been featured as an SDG Good Practice by the United Nations (UN DESA).

  • The training program that in half a year has been implemented six universities, involving 400 students across Europe and Latin America. It is recognized as Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities (SDSN).

Reach out for an introductory conversation: julia@altercontacts.org

Everything is confidential

The Think Tank keeps all client information as private

Below we share some anonymized snippets of success stories

Adapt to a changing reality

Feeling the incumbent change of the market, a 100-year-old Italian financial institution invested in the next generation of young executives to change the company from inside.

#SDG09 Sustainable innovation: Agile Sprints and Masterclasses accelerate the evolution of best practices.

Improve your team srategy

Collective thinking transforms problems into opportunities and opens new possibilities for the shared business services of a large financial institution in Luxembourg.

#SDG17 Partnerships: Collaboration Across Business Service Teams with Shared Stakeholders.

Equip to be lean and agile

Game-based experiential training improves learning about AGILE dev-ops for 200 team leads of a traditional Swiss pharmaceutical company.

#SDG08 Economic growth: Use only what works from world-class methods for each specific case. "Less is more"'

Discard what is not necessary

Get rid of the ballst, simplify or commoditize the operations, and find what processes are missing to cope with a changing scenario, helped medium size businesses to evolve during the crisis.

#SDG09: Align your aim to the current reality and shift focus by probing available options.

Shorter time to validate ideas

Think Tank AlterContacts joined 30 thousand participants in the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, which produced over 120 projects in 40 countries.

#SDG08 Proposal for economic resilience of self-employed professionals in the European Union due to COVID19

Each case is uniquely tailored

Combining expertise, practices, and tools to suit your specific situation

Think Tank as a service

Imagine you had your own think tank to explore new horizons, diagnose a problem, test innovative solutions, plan an ambitious project or co-create the best strategy ever.

Dialogues and interventions

Facilitated dialogue makes groups and organizations smarter, more resourceful and resilient. Our facilitators have at least ten years of practice and a wide range of certified methods, in several languages, and they are in multiple geographies.

Digital field research

AlterContacts conducts dialogues with any sampled population in a systematic way. We use the anonymized results for a better understanding of the world, whether it is used to save the planet or to diagnose an economic segment.

Best Practices

Our practices are officially recognized as efficient and effective, even during crisis times.

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