Posts by Ed Morrison

Teaching Collaboration in Middle School: New Role Playing Game

Our Agile Strategy Lab, where our work is centered at Purdue, is emerging as a global leader in the Science of Collaboration. Today we began exploring how Strategic Doing can help middle and high school students learn to collaborate. We co-created a new role playing game with novelist Noah Knox Marshall and had students play it for…

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Florida’s CareerSource Comes to the Lab

Workforce development boards are coming to the Agile Strategy Lab for solutions. The latest is CareerSource, the  regional workforce board based in Tallahassee, Florida. Here’s why they are coming. In developing a new approach to complex collaboration, the Agile Strategy Lab team cut its teeth difficult challenges of workforce development. The education and workforce development…

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Designing the Ecosystem for Student Support at Purdue

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 services and advising. To accommodate the growth of undergraduate students,…

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Connecting to East Stroudsburg University

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 Francis, participants are simply tired of the talking heads. How…

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Lunch and Learns at the Purdue Polytechnic High School

Today we kicked off an 8-week series of lunch and learns with the faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis. We’re using Strategic Doing to help them learn to increase the productivity of their internal and external collaborations and to teach their students the deep skills of collaboration as well. Scott Hutcheson is…

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Piloting Pop-Up Classes

The Lab is launching an experiment with “pop-up” classes in agile strategy.  A pop-up is an informal class of about 90 minutes in which students engage in interactive learning experience. Working in collaboration with The International Student Peer Coaching Program within the College of Engineering, the Lab launched our first pop-up class on agile strategy…

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Teaching the Deep Skills of Collaboration in Middle School

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 learn more about the adventures of Dax Zander from…

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Strategic Doing and I-Corps at New Mexico State

Arrowhead Center—the economic development and technology commercialization arm of New Mexico State University—has implemented Strategic Doing to support its I-Corps teams. From New Mexico State, Lauren Goldstein will be making a presentation on their progress at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Based on her experience with the NMSU I-Corps site, Lauren…

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Agile Strategy Moves into Main Street

The Lab is building an international network of practitioners skilled in the disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. Built on the frameworks of Strategic Doing, this network is expanding into new areas such as health care, community development, and ecosystem development for innovation and entrepreneurship. One member of this international network, Darrin Wasniewski, introduced…

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The Lab Heads to Puerto Rico

We have confirmed that we are heading to Puerto Rico for a week, April 4-10. We are working with our colleagues with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, our sister land grant. We are providing free services as a contribution to help our colleagues in their recovery. Our host is the Puerto Rico Science Technology…

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