“Young Life is and was innovation. That word best describes Young Life.”
So began my conversation with Nkosi Sampindi, a Regional Director in Zimbabwe. Nkosi begins this episode noting the “everyday” things that make Young Life a radical innovation, as well as unique challenges that has kept Young Life in Africa on the cutting edge. Next, Josh Griffin (VP Strategy), Lindsey Patchell (VP YoungLives), and Scott Berg (Associate RD) join the show to discuss the Mission Priority, "Innovation." We discuss how Forward will engage our innovative team of staff and leaders worldwide (3:00), Innovation in Start-ups and other frontiers (5:42), YoungLives as an innovation (9:24), and how Forward will speed up the process of ‘why are they doing that?’ to ‘how could we not do that?’ (11:50). We also discuss an ideas incubator for Young Life (15:48), where to start when innovating (17:36), and answer one question in a short speed round (19:20).
Let’s go — Forward.