Basic Field Guide to the Positive Deviance Approach

The Positive Deviance Initiative, Tufts University, 2010. Accessed July 2, 2019.
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This article provides a basic overview of positive deviance, an asset-based approach to problem solving.

Offerings: explanation of positive deviance, how to implement PD, the four phases of PD, ten criteria for determining if using PD is appropriate for the situation at hand

Best For: clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition

Cost: free

Suggested Uses:

  • Identify if a problem can be solved through a PD approach using the criteria listed.
  • Train facilitators in the PD approach by sharing this article.

Curator Curated by Tim Shapiro

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