Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University has reached out to the Lab for help in moving our work in Strategic Doing across OSU’s outreach and engagement function. Next year, January 23 and 24, the OSU Office of Outreach and Engagement will be sponsoring a campus-wide program to strengthen outreach and engagement across the campus. Dr Myers expects that between 500 to 1000 people will be involved.
Our role in the program will be to introduce Strategic Doing as an engagement discipline. Following the conference we will conduct workshops for OSU teams that elect to learn more about how this discipline can help them form and manage complex collaborations quickly. Dr. Myers is encouraging all of the faculty and staff involved in engagement at OSU to attend the January conference. He expects about 10% of the attendees will be partners from outside the university who are working directly with OSU’s faculty and staff.
Needless to say, partnering with Ohio State provides us a tremendous opportunity to shape outreach and engagement at a major university. We are thrilled.