The Kroc Method

What’s the most difficult problem you are wrestling with right now? At the Kroc IPJ, we support those in San Diego and globally tackle some of the most difficult challenges imaginable. Problems like keeping their community safe from violence, building trust between police and communities, or strengthening relationships across ethnic and racial lines.

Our experience working with partners to tackle these kinds of challenges, here in San Diego and around the world, has taught us that no one can solve problems like these alone. Only through an inclusive process that catalyzes human connection can we find innovative solutions to our most difficult problems. We call this process the Kroc Method.

The Kroc Method is a proven approach that brings together diverse groups of problem-solvers to help them overcome conflict and focus on collaboration. Using in-person sessions and online engagement, the Kroc Method fosters deep relationships, produces new insights, and foster a deep problem-solving mindset.

We apply the Kroc Method to all our programming — whenever and wherever this type of inclusive problem-solving is needed. While each Kroc Method process is unique, and might last one day or one year, the process is always designed around five key stages.

Kroc Method steps. For an accessible PDF, click the image link.

Kroc Method Impact Stories

Click below to read about how the Kroc Method has been leveraged to create impact. Or, to learn more about the Kroc Method and how it might help you solve your toughest challenges, contact Kroc IPJ Executive Director Andrew Blum at

  • Defying Extremism – Kenya
  • Building Trust Partnership
  • Women PeaceMaker Program - Learning Lab