Research and References

The names of individuals, organizations, books, articles, and other resources listed below reflect a partial list of sources we consulted for inspiration, ideas, and evidence-based research along the journey of our strategic design process. We would like to credit their help and influence, while also acknowledging that the non-linear and broad approach of our process can't be captured here in its entirety.


Thought Partners

Andrea Saveri (UHS ‘80) , Saveri Consulting, Making the Future Actionable

Robert Sapolsky (UHS Parent ‘15) Professor at Stanford University and Author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Carla Silver, Executive Director, Leadership+Design

David Barkan, Principal Consultant, Barkan Consulting Group

The Independent Curriculum Group

Folio Collaborative

Challenge Success


Books and resources