Virtual Salons, Gatherings, and News
"If you want to change the world, you need to change your story."
The Wisdom Journey tunes to the unexpected brilliance of the people, places, and Experiences that surround us every day–diving deep into the humanity of words, creativity, insights, and lived Experiences as catalysts for transforming the health care Experience.
As we honor the wisdom that was gained across 2023 and tune to the wonder 2024 will bring, we invite you to take a few moments to create your own personal Wisdom and Wonder Ceremony.
In The Experience Lab, we believe in the power of ceremony to mark milestones, honor transitions, and celebrate new beginnings. As the year turns from 2022 to 2023, we invite you to take a few moments to create your own personal Insights and Outlooks Ceremony.
Creating a new future for health care is possible and requires big thinking, bold action, and brave new connections. Ponder the heart of health care today–the challenges and changes, the inspirations and innovations, and the options and opportunities. Then, share your wisdom.
When it comes to creating and Experiencing more joy in life and work there is no better Exemplar than designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee. This inspiring and uplifting Experience Salon explored the bridge between joy and well-being and the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions. At a time when so many across the industry are feeling depleted, Ingrid shared simple methods to spot and nurture joy–reminding us that the greatest source of joy is the world around us.
Watch this timely Virtual Experience Salon on designing a truly hopeful COVID-19 Vaccination Experience. The Experience Lab and Lab Partner guest faculty explore unique and memorable Vaccination Experience design elements and new possibilities for consideration in your hopeful Vaccination Experience.
Experience matters. Now more than ever. This global pandemic and time of great change vividly spotlights what matters most for health care team members, providers, patients, and their loved ones, and creates a rare—once-in-forever—opportunity for health care systems and leaders to change everything for the better. A catalyst for transforming the future of health care….
We were honored to host the health care premiere of Sounds of Caring: New York. Watch this screening and Salon conversation with Yoko Sen and Northwell Health Experience leaders Sven Gierlinger and Aggie Barden to explore the importance of listening generously to the voices and wisdom of our heroic health care workers.
Watch this moving Virtual Experience Salon – Designing for End of Life – with the incredible Michael Hebb, founder of Death Over Dinner and the recently launched EOL – The End of Life Collective – and renowned movement artist, Jon Boogz.
To celebrate our health care heroes for National Hospital Week, and every week, we recently welcomed world-renown hip-hop dancers Keone and Mari Madrid for a Joy Burst to teach us the Good Vibes Dance. Watch and learn this simple hand dance as a way to release stress and amplify joy.
Watch this Virtual Experience Salon – Sounds of Caring – with Yoko Sen, a sound alchemist and pioneer in transforming the soundscapes in hospitals. Yoko shares a provocative work of art she created to help us all listen, hear, and begin to heal together.
World-renown hip hop dancers and choreographers Keone and Mari Madrid have crafted a moving story of honor and appreciation for health care heroes everywhere. Enjoy this 4-minute video featuring Keone and Mari, their daughter Numah, music and lyrics from Ben Sollee, and the Health Hero Hotline.
Every so often a voice comes along and redefines the soul for a generation: songwriter and recording artist AHI is that voice. Watch and share this musical Joy Burst — a respite for health care leaders, team members and providers — or anyone needing a little energy shift.
Watch as world-renown hip hop dancers and choreographers, Keone and Mari Madrid, share their joy through dance in support of health care heroes everywhere. This 15-minute performance and Experience show us what it means to be alive through music and dance.
The Experience Lab welcomes our long-time collaborators from Second City Works in Chicago for a special Virtual Experience Salon on improvisation. Watch this salon to explore vital new leadership skills needed in times of great change through the art and practice of improv.
What if in the midst of these times filled with an abundance of challenging news, we consciously looked for the real good news? Watch this Joy Burst with Branden Harvey, founder of Good Good Good, to intentionally take a moment to celebrate the good.
It’s no joke – laughter is the best medicine. Watch this video Joy Burst with Dr. Neil Prose from Duke University Medical Center, to exercise your mental and physical well-being through Laughter Yoga.
Student Ambassadors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Mind-Body Club share methods for reducing stress through mindfulness and expressive movement.
Neil Prose, MD, and Ray Barfield, MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Center physicians and producers of the documentary film Keepers of the House, explore the vital role of housekeepers and key support service team members in the design of our COVID-19 response and our caring Experience as a whole.
Drawing from her experience in the aftermath of the tragic 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fl, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers shares insights on self-care, feeling grief, and finding and using tools for resilience.
Cellist, composer, and storyteller Ben Sollee performs his genre-spanning music as inspiration for caregivers and health care heroes.
When it comes to radiating hope, there is no better exemplar than Brad Montague. In this inspiring conversation Brad explores ways we can show our team members, providers, patients, and communities what HOPE looks like every day.
Mindfulness and meditation expert, Jeff Zlotnik, guides us to find peace, calm, and presence by following our breath during this six-minute meditation.
A timely and provocative conversation with leadership expert and author Margaret Heffernan. In the conversation, she shares actionable insights, concepts, and wisdom to support your internal and external COVID-19 thinking and design. Incredibly, the final chapter in her new book is specific to epidemics and is titled “Be Prepared.”
Singer/songwriter Lee Coulter performed his energizing songs of hope and gratitude for caregivers and health care heroes. Watch this 15-minute concert for a moment of positivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joy Burst with with Lee Coulter – Music and Gratitude for Caregivers Wednesday, March 25
Virtual Experience Salon with Margaret Heffernan – Uncharted: From Planning to Preparedness Thursday, March 26
Through Inside Out—The National Experience Transformation Collaborative—a curious mixture of leaders across health care come together in shared exploration, with a common vision to transform the Experience for individuals, institutions, and the industry.
Who are you learning from? Who might be a reverse mentor for your cultural and Experience revolution?
We recently had the opportunity to learn from and with 10 inspiring Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and their teachers – and it was extraordinary seeing these young people serve as reverse mentors for health care executives.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, acclaimed soprano, author, speaker, and two-time double lung transplant recipient was part of The Experience Lab brain (and heart) trust from inception. She eagerly shared her wisdom, passion, and clarion call for a more human health care Experience. Charity reminded us time and again that our patients are our greatest teachers.
Hear advice from our 2018 Inside Out Lab Partners on joining The Experience Lab to design your culture and Experience.
Using Experience Design principles and methods, Cedars-Sinai Medical Network—a founding member of The Experience Lab—is designing a new kind of health care Experience for their team members, providers, patients, and guests.
Kyle Christiason, MD, Medical Director at UnityPoint Health, and a founding member of The Experience Lab, shares what he has learned about Storytelling from his year in The Lab, how he has made Storytelling a vital component in his practice, and why it matters.
Every day we are inspired by our Lab Partners who are intentionally designing a new future for health care. At Vidant Health, one of our founding Inside Out Lab Partners, leaders are working hard to break down barriers and build authentic, meaningful connections within their team and across Eastern North Carolina.