Training

Graduate Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

The course brings together theories and insights from a variety of disciplines including engineering, management, psychology, and social science. Increasingly, leaders are being called upon to apply their expertise in collaborative environments that cut across organizational units and inter-organizational boundaries. Understanding how to design and guide collaborations and apply agile approaches for setting and achieving…

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Rebuilding Our Distressed Communities: Lessons From Flint

We have been working with our colleagues at Michigan State University to adapt our agile strategy training to the specific circumstances of distressed communities. These disinvested neighborhoods present particular challenges. The starting point in these communities is different. They face a history of disinvestment that produces long-term scars. Oftentimes, like Flint, whole neighborhoods face trauma,…

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Lab goes to Iowa City

The Lab headed to Iowa City to train 22 civic leaders in the new disciplines of agile strategy.  The diverse group included the president of the Community Bank, two county commissioners, the head of United Way, the equity director of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, the head of the Iowa city Chamber of Commerce,…

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Agile Strategy at Birck Nanotechnology Center

Yesterday, we worked with the scientists at Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center to design a strategy. We started with assets, of course. To make the process easier, we divided our group into three. Each table had 5-6 people. We agreed on a core set of assets prior to the workshop, and then we prepared a card…

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Purdue Agile Strategy Lab is heading to Puerto Rico

Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Rico is still reeling. Much of the island remains without electricity, reports The Washington Post, and many businesses remain closed. Hurricane Maria has also worsened the island’s massive debt crisis. NPR reports that stretched budgets have also resulted in a serious garbage problem. Working with our…

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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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Designing Strategic Diversity in Teams: An S-Curve Perspective

Each of us makes a unique contribution in our work to help organizations and communities design and execute strategy and in starting, scaling, and growing something new. Knowing where we best contribute, can be a first step in assembling the right team that is “strategically diverse” enough to take on these complex challenges. Based on…

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The Lab Launches Strategic Doing Europe

With a core team of fifteen professionals drawn from business and consulting, The Lab has launched Strategic Doing Europe with a three day training in The Hague. Developed with the Lab’s Dutch partner, Human Insight, Strategic Doing Europe will form a training network to guide professionals in the application of new strategy approaches specifically designed…

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