ISI engages Fielding faculty, students and alumni in research projects that inform innovation and change for individuals, organizations and communities. ISI teams use the latest research-based tools to engage participants in data driven action and problem solving.
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ISI completed a case study of civic engagement and collective impact for social change in Milwaukee, WI.
View Civic Engagement study here
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Alliance for Living and Dying Well
Fielding researchers Valerie Bentz and Michael Sessions complete phenomenological study of Santa Barbara's Alliance for Living and Dying Well.
Since 2002 ISI has awarded $150,000 to doctoral students through Bushnell, ISI and Creative Longevity and Wisdom scholarships
ISI offers courses and certificates for professional development and continuing education that empower individuals to lead change. These opportunities can be customized for organizations (e.g., coach training for managers; coaching for innovative corporate strategies), and are offered for graduate and CE credit. ISI programs have enrolled hundreds of professionals since 2002. ISI makes use of Fielding’s expertise in adult learning through a blend of online and face-to-face activity.
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The Evidence Based Coaching Certificates are designed for aspiring coaches who seek certification from the International Coach Federation and the Center for Credentialing in Education.
Learn more about our Evidence Based Coaching certificates
World Café courses provide basic and advanced theory and methods to bring forth the creative power of conversation and engage questions that matter.
ISI works with business, government and nonprofit agencies to implement organizational development projects. ISI consultants consist of faculty, students and alumni with broad experience in facilitating change through face-to-face and online interventions.
This program is for Fielding alumni who would benefit from having an academic partner to help them secure funding or other support for their professional projects.
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ISI Fellow Anita Chambers' project
Dr. Anita Chambers’ project reviews dialysis clinics, mobile medical clinics for dialysis treatments and dialysis services.