Jerry Sternin at Best Practice Institute
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Jerry Sternin, the director of the Positive Deviance Initiative, has extensive experience working with PD around the world. Among his other accomplishments, he has been the country director for Save the Children (US) in Bangladesh, Philippines, Viet Nam, Egypt and most recently, Burma. He has been a Peace Corps Volunteer and Country Director in Rwanda, Mauritania, Nepal and the Phillipines, as well as Assistant Dean and Student Advisor at the Harvard Business School.


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Positive Deviance Approach for Behavior and Social Change From the Inside Out

Learning Session | Published: May 07, 2013

Traditional expert-driven models for individual, social and organizational change often don’t work. Like the human immune system, individuals, communities and institutions such as MOH, hospitals reject what is perceived as “foreign matter”. When “experts” provide strategies for individual ...
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