OSI leverages the Medici Approach to unite people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds who have deep passion and commitment to our state, to break down silos and create truly innovative solutions to pressing issues that face our communities. OSI’s success is dependent upon diversity in all of its forms; age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, income, religion, industry, connection to food, etc.
Over the course of the first day, small teams of participants will develop, refine, and select ideas through Medici’s innovation process. The second day will involve final clarification of each group’s best idea and identifying a small executable step toward that idea. Finally, at the conclusion of the session, each team will determine the one idea they believe will have the greatest impact on the community, and present it to other attendees.
Through the partnership between Relish Rhody, the RI Food Policy Council, the RI Director of Food Strategy, and the Swearer Center at Brown University, there are a variety of opportunities for ongoing support for ideas that emerge from OSI.