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Kaveh Sadeghian

Kaveh Sadeghian

  • Lecturer, NPL Program

Kaveh develops and facilitates transformative educational experiences for mission-driven leaders using trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and equity-centered pedagogies. Through his work, Kaveh has trained over 6,000 academic and industry innovators, and the online programs he’s designed have reached over 150,000 learners to date.

Kaveh is currently a Lead Strategist at 2U, where he directs the company’s learning strategy for undergraduate programs. Prior to 2U, Kaveh helped create Penn’s Center for Social Impact Strategy and served as its Creative Director during the Center’s initial 8 years. Today, Kaveh continues his work at Penn as a Part-time Lecturer, where he teaches courses on design-thinking, social innovation, and social impact strategy. As an independent consultant, Kaveh develops and facilitates leadership programming for high-impact organizations, including the Obama Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the World Bank. He is also a regular speaker and facilitator at mission-driven conferences.

Kaveh has a BBA in Marketing from the College of William & Mary. He currently resides in Denver, CO.

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