The Behavioral Insights Group presents Building Behavioral Design Teams for Public Good, a new series of talks with practitioners working in behavioral science units within governments and nonprofits to build and test solutions for social impact. This series will highlight how these units came about, how they work, and example projects. This series forms part of the BIG Mentoring program. Through coaching and workshops, the program aims to build the participants’ capacity to establish behavioral design teams in their organizations that will leverage systems design thinking, behavioral insights, and innovative adaptive leadership frameworks in order to design more effective policies, programs, and services for complex social issues.
Doug Palmer is a Vice President at ideas42 leading state and local government projects, including transportation projects. Doug has over 10 years of experience working with state and local governments focusing on criminal justice, municipal finance, and transportation issues. Doug also served as an Americorps*VISTA helping low- and moderate-income people file their taxes and build assets. Doug has a BA from the College of Wooster, an MPA from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.