Over his 20-year career, Dan has worked with leaders and learners of all ages around the world to strengthen their innovation and design skills. While he has a particular passion for higher education, he has applied this approach to global companies, non-profit organizations as well as civic institutions.

Building upon his graduate work in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University, Dan has taught design courses at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. He also coached faculty, staff and students on using innovative pedagogies as Academic Technology Specialist at the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL) as well as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Most recently, Dan has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, a children’s environmental health organization that promotes green, safe and healthy housing for children and families in Omaha, Nebraska.

Prior to his graduate studies and work at Stanford University, Dan worked with schools, museums, high-tech startups in Silicon Valley and also taught ESL in the United States and Japan. Beyond work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, running marathons and coaching his local elementary school chess team.


Dan Gilbert

Senior Associate
Georgetown University, USA
BA, Government

Stanford University, USA
MA, Learning, Design and Technology

  • Leading strategic planning processes for learning organizations
  • Designing spaces and cultures that promote creativity, interdisciplinary work and learning
  • Facilitating workshops, meetings, and programs to strengthen cultures of innovation and learning
  • Creating, implementing and evaluating innovative processes of collaboration and learning
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