Training

Purdue/Fraunhofer: New Offering Coming March 2019

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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Lab’s First MOOC: 1,800+ Participants from 124 Countries

In an experiment with FutureLearn, Purdue’s online partner, the Lab has launched a three-week introductory course on agile strategy. The course provides participants with an introduction to the concepts of agile strategy and why new approaches to strategy are needed.  Strategy in open, loosely connected networks relies on a different dynamic than traditional strategic planning.…

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Our On-line Course Includes Participants from 35 Countries

How cool is this? Registration opened just a few days ago for this free, online “Introduction to Strategic Doing” course that begins July 16. and we just hit a milestone. Over 100 hundred people have registered. What blows us completely away is that these learners are from 35 different countries. The course introduces the core…

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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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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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Diversity Drives Innovation – But Not the Kind You Think.

We’re finding more and more value in the concept of “strategic diversity” – that is, the way in which team members’ cognitive preferences shape their roles on the team. Learning how to optimize that diversity can take your team from average to a true “innovating network” that can solve the toughest challenges. The AEM-Cube(TM) –…

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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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Training at the University of Oregon

Over the past three years, the Lab has been building a partnership with the University of Oregon to become a affiliate in the Strategic Doing university network.  Earlier this month, Liz Nilsen of the Lab traveled to Eugene to assist Bob Parker of OU’s Community Service Center in conducting a 2.5 day training in Strategic Doing. …

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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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MBA Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

The Lab has launched its new course in Krannert on agile strategy and collaborative leadership. The course takes students through the key elements of how to lead an agile strategy process, when an organization faces an adaptive challenge. Unlike technical problems that can be dealt with through a linear logic process, adaptive challenges are far…

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