Archive for October 2017

Beta Test of CommPlexity Shows Promising Results

Last week we rolled out a beta test of our new CommPlexity workshop and the data we collected has us very excited. CommPlexity helps people better communicate complex challenges and their ideas, solutions, and strategies for addressing them. It is designed specifically for scientists, engineers, researchers, tech and policy leaders, and others who work in…

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CommPlexity Comes Out of the Garage

Last week we beta tested a one-hour CommPlexity workshop with 30 PhD students. Participants were asked to come prepared to talk about their research for 30-60 seconds. We then worked on two elements for improving their skills for communicating complex information and the participants repeated their talk, incorporating what they had just learned. We did…

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New Jersey Innovation Institute Opens its Agile Strategy Lab

Over the past four years, we’ve worked” with the New Jersey Institute of Technology on the launch of their New Jersey Innovation Institute. Many of the ideas underlying Institute emerge from our discussions. Beginning last spring, the Institute launched its own Agile Strategy Lab. In addition to adopting our approach to agile strategy, the Lab…

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Commplexity, a New Lab Offering

The best ideas and solutions paint a picture of a future that others can see, others can feel. They allow us to envision that future state and think, “life will be better when we get there!” Well-articulated ideas and solutions outline a clear call for action, some specific first steps we can take together to start…

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Lab Continues Work with Fraunhofer and New Jersey Innovation Institute

For the past three years, we have been working with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to pilot innovation and technology management frameworks in the U.S. market. The models, developed by Fraunhofer IAO, have been successfully deployed in Germany but have yet to be translated into the U.S. context. In this video, Don Sebastian, head…

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The Lab Works with the Kauffman Foundation on a Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Research

The Kauffman Foundation has engaged the Lab to develop a research roadmap that will guide  the foundation’s investments in entrepreneurship research. Scheduled to be delivered in mid-November, this work consists of training the Kauffman staff in new approaches and frameworks to developing entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems within regions. These ecosystems operate at multiple levels, and…

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Partnership with the University of Massachusetts – Lowell

The Lab is partnering with the University of Massachusetts – Lowell to deliver agile strategy training to members of the faculty and staff at the University.  the training involves the Lab’s popular Strategic Doing 301, which introduces participants to the disciplines of agile strategy through an engaging 2.5 day workshop. This partnership grew out of…

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Lab Launches New Online Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

Scott Hutcheson, Associate Director of the Lab, has been working with Wiley to produce a new online course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership. The course is a component of the new online Masters in Engineering Technology, developed by the School of Engineering Technology. The course  provides students with a foundation in collaborative leadership in…

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Memorial University: An Engagement Leader Joins Our International Network

Memorial University, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is a recognized global leader in University engagement. For the past two years, we’ve been sharing our work in agile strategy with the Harris Centre, Memorial’s hub for engagement activities. Last week, we conducted a two and a half day training in Strategic Doing with 20 professionals drawn…

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