Past Institutes The past Gedanken Institutes have all been a success for everyone involved! Below are some photos. Attendees performing some “icebreakers” in preparation for serious problem solving. Attendees arguing their position and attempting to reach a consensus. The ability to solve problems in a team is a key skill needed for success in today’s society. The Gedanken Institute offers a great opportunity to develop this skill. An attendee in “System Two” mode An AHA! Moment.