Case Studies

The Ohio State University And The Columbus Way

We completed our second-largest training in agile strategy at The Ohio State University. (Our largest was in Puerto Rico with the University of Puerto Rico-Mayguez).  Sponsored by Ohio State University’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, our training brought together the diverse class from across the university and the community. Participants included  professional engagement staff, professionals…

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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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Agile Strategy and Talent Development in Fremont, Nebraska

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,  nonprofit organizations —  view the challenges. Each participant is looking…

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Cleaning Up the North Carolina Coast with Strategic Doing

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 fall of 2017. This spring, she worked with her…

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Ohio State Community Engagement Conference

At the invitation of Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University, we will be sharing our work in agile strategy — Strategic Doing — with attendees at the conference. Specifically, we will be introducing how the simple rules of Strategic Doing can power a university’s engagement activity.  …

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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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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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