Clark Kellogg

2013 - 2014 Innovative Leaders Speaker Series:


Innovations in Problem Solving:
New Tools for Hands-on Solutions

with Clark Kellogg

Thursday, May 29, 2014
9:00am - 12:30pm
1:00pm - 4:30pm

*Both sessions offered the same content.

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Innovation Lab
Memorial Stadium - 210 Stadium Rim Way, Berkeley, CA
The Innovation Lab is located in Memorial Stadium directly across the Street from the Haas School of Business. 



Session Overview

The California Pacific Public Health Training Center (CALPACT) and the Center for Health Leadership (CHL) are proud to have presented "Innovations in Problem Solving: New Tools for Hands-On Solutions" with Clark Kellogg, Faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Founding Director of the Cal Design Lab.

This workshop showed us how to think innovatively about how to problem solve: our perceptions, our judgments and how we go about understanding and solving increasingly complex problems in public health (and life). We experimented with alternative methods of observing, discovering insights, creating solutions, and testing our ideas. This was a session built around learning-by-doing. We got outside our comfort zone and discovered what it is to be an innovation leader-as-learner!

Download the presentation slides here!


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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify, understand and frame the problem using design thinking
  • Identify alternative solutions.
  • Learn five primary skills: observing; generating insights; diverging and converging; storytelling; and iterating/experimenting, or rapid prototyping.


Session Agenda:

Morning Session:
8:30am - 9:00am   -   Registration
9:00am - 12:00pm -   Program
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Q&A / Networking 


Afternoon Session:
12:30pm - 1:00pm- Registration
1:00pm - 4:00pm -  Program
4:00pm - 4:30pm -  Q&A / Networking


Our goal for the new Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is to provide public health professionals with an opportunity to learn about innovative ideas and new ways of thinking while creating a forum to share these ideas with others. Each session will provide you with an opportunity to hear directly from leaders and to network with your peers.




Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm OR 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The Innovative Leaders Speaker Series is sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership (CHL) and the California Pacific Public Health Training Center (CALPACT). The CHL mission is to inspire and empower current and emerging health leaders to realize their leadership potential and to solve the health challenges facing California and the world, and to increase the depth and quality of diverse health leaders and professionals in all health sectors. The CHL aspires to accomplish this by serving as an innovative, lifelong resource for students, alumni, and other professionals to enhance their capacity to lead from where they are, and to enhance their ability to create transformational impacts on public health and health care. Each speaker in the Series provides our students and professionals with essential resources that promote leadership through innovation.

All talks in this new Series are open to public health and health care professionals, faculty, staff and students.

The Haas School of Business Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab is located in Memorial Stadium directly across the Street from the Haas School of Business. 

How much? 

  • General admission: $75
  • Group Registration: $50 per registrant (To access the discount, you must have 2 or more people from the same organization registering at the same time. Upon registering, see instructions for group registration)
  • UCB Alumni, UCB Students, Staff and Faculty: $50 (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code)
  • Scholarships: There are a limited number of discounted scholarships available (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information)

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About Clark Kellogg:


At UC Berkeley, Clark Kellogg teaches about design thinking and innovation practices. At the Haas School of Business, Clark teaches three classes: Problem Finding, Problem Solving (PFPS), Haas@Work Applied Innovation, and the undergraduate class, Design Thinking and Innovation. He was the Founding Director of the Cal Design Lab, promoting interdisciplinary and project-based learning campus-wide.

Beyond teaching, Kellogg is a partner in the innovation consultancy, Collective Invention, a business and social innovation consultancy. Finally, Clark is a practicing studio artist. In 2013, he completed a project to make a piece of art every day and post it to social media. View it at:

An architect by training, Kellogg has worked as an architect, graphic designer and product designer. He founded Kellogg Communications in NYC that applied design thinking principles to corporate strategy. Kellogg was the founding director of the State Street Global Investors Innovation and Communications Lab and became a Principal of the firm in Boston. He was the first designer to sit on the Executive Committee of a Fortune 500 company.

Clark has delivered innovation and design thinking workshops in China, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Poland, and across the US to corporations, start-ups and universities. He is currently working on a book entitled, Advance Common Sense about the intersection of art, creativity and business.