Projects

On July 9, the Lab spent a day in Alexandria, Louisiana tackling the difficult  challenges of child and maternal health.  This workshop highlights a growing area of interest among public health workers in the agile strategy work we are developing at Purdue. Louisiana's Bureau of Family Health...

We finished up our time in New Jersey this week guiding a strategy workshop with administrators from a large health system. As you might imagine, they face lots of strategic issues. Yesterday, we help them tackle some operational concerns related to engineering systems - HVAC,...

The National Science Foundation administers a highly  successful program to accelerate  commercialization of university research. Called  Innovation Corps or I-Corps, the initiative builds a capability on university campuses to move promising research ideas into the market. Based on a methodology called Lean Launchpad, the program...

Today we wrapped up our 8th and final Strategic Doing coaching session with the incredible faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic HS. We have been giving the faculty guidance on how to teach the deep skills of collaboration. Mistakenly, most people think of collaboration as a "thing". It's...

When it comes to thinking about strategy, we have a deep legacy of linear thinking. It's not altogether helpful. Take the example of Purdue's expanding undergraduate population of students. To support these students, Purdue has a wide range of units on campus, including housing, food...

East Stroudsburg University anchors the economy in the Poconos. Mary Francis Postupack, Vice President of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship recently contacted the Lab with a problem. Each year, the university holds an economic development conference for the regional economy. Here's the problem: According to Mary...

In a few weeks, we will be beta testing an exciting new version of Strategic Doing: The Game. It is designed in partnership with young adult novelist Noah Knox Marshall. Ubuntu will teach middle-school students the deep skills of collaboration in the context of STEM. You can...

It is never easy to figure out the collaborations needed to improve the productivity of our education and workforce development systems. Part of the challenge involves the different ways that people involved in the systems – secondary school educators, higher education educators, students, parents, employers, ...

After the Lab leads a training in Strategic Doing, we encourage participants to put the skills to work immediately. Here's a good example. Gloria Putnam, with North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University, attended a workshop we conducted in Delaware With Sea Grant universities in...

The Lab has established a partnership in The Hague, where we do training. Our next training is scheduled for April. Meanwhile, participants in our last training are moving along the path to certification. (In addition, our first class was so enthusiastic about what they were...