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Building an Agile Economy (online)

April 26 - May 16


Learn agile ways to build your economy. This 3 week online course from the Agile Strategy Lab at the University of North Alabama advances your knowledge and skills to take on the new economy. After this course, you will understand how networks and ecosystems power your economy, you will analyze your ecosystems, and apply agile management practices to activate the changes needed for your area to prosper.

Our approaches to building prosperous economies are deeply grounded in outdated models and frameworks. These approaches emerged after World War II, and they are still ingrained in today’s practices. So, for example, we distinguish among workforce development, community development, and economic development largely because federal programs were designed that way.

This course will introduce you to a new way of thinking. In an economy that is increasingly driven by knowledge and networks, we need to approach our work differently. The good news is that many communities have been forging a new path for decades.

Lead Instructor: Ed Morrison, Strategic Doing Fellow. Learn more about the Fellow teaching corps. (Note: instructors are subject to change)

Register Here.

Course cancellations:  Non-credit courses are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other circumstances.  The Center for Learning and Professional Development apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  In the event a course is cancelled, a registrant had the option of applying the fee to another course or receiving a full refund.


April 26
May 16
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Hannah Thompson