Coming in March 2019, we are launching a new offering. Company teams will get insights into how German firms accelerate innovation by leveraging the power of the world’s leading applied research institute. For the past three years we have been piloting these approaches with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII). We are now prepared to…

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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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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 learning that they launched Strategic Doing Europe as a learning…

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Purdue and Ohio State are collaborating to bring agile strategy to the networks that Ohio State is building through its engagement mission. In January, we traveled to Columbus to present an overview of Strategic Doing to 90 participants in the Ohio State Community Engagement Conference. We provided an overview of how leaders now design and…

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Every year,  the University Economic Development Association conducts a highly regarded awards program to celebrate the accomplishments of universities exploring new approaches to university engagement. Each year, UEDA members compete for the prestigious Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding, leading-edge higher education projects and initiatives promoting economic development and engagement. In addition, each year, the awards are…

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Next week, we will head back to Trenton, NJ. For the second year in a row we will be working with local businesses and civic leaders to design a set of strategies focused on designing an ecosystem that will help small businesses grow. We are partnering with the City of Trenton to provide the Trenton…

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For the second half of the year, the Lab as an ambitious schedule for conducting 2 1/2 day training in Leading Complex Collaboration.  We conduct this training with our  growing network of  College and university partners. The schedule so far includes: Bozemon, MT: August 14-16: Montana State University Las Cruces, NM: August 16-18: New Mexico…

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We’re on the road next month for one of our most popular offerings, a 3-day training in using Strategic Doing. Strategic Doing 301: Leading Complex Collaborations will give you practical tools you need to begin and maintain conversations that lead to transformation in organizations, communities or regions. You can attend as a regular participant for…

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Not the trucks – we’re headed to Granite City, Illinois in early February to work with a large group of people that are passionate about the future of that city – once home to a thriving steel plant, but now looking for new ways to thrive. Granite City Economic Development Director James Amos attended one…

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If you’re looking to build the innovation potential of your community or region, we can help. Lab director Ed Morrison sums up our experience in a news article from Charleston, South Carolina: “It’s gotten to a point now where I think we have enough understanding of how these ecosystems can be designed and guided, and…

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