In this online version of our Strategic Doing training, you’ll learn everything you need to know to begin thinking differently about collaboration, how to help groups have different – and more productive – kinds of conversations, and how to make sure that conversation turns into action. We use a simulation for the first four sessions…

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This 2.5 day training takes place on the Lab’s own territory, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. This very interactive session will give you the tools you need to lead collaborations in which “no one can tell anyone else what to do.” You’ll learn what makes these collaborations work (and go astray), and how to guide conversations…

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Purdue students have a difficult time with team assignments. Too often, unproductive members of the team drag down productivity and increase the frustration of other members. Until now, Purdue faculty have not had a systematic approach to providing students with the skills to manage complex collaborations. The AEM-Cube(TM) – developed by our European colleagues at Human…

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Today we wrapped up our 8th and final Strategic Doing coaching session with the incredible faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic HS. We have been giving the faculty guidance on how to teach the deep skills of collaboration. Mistakenly, most people think of collaboration as a “thing”. It’s actually a complex process the involves ten shared skills.…

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When it comes to thinking about strategy, we have a deep legacy of linear thinking. It’s not altogether helpful. Take the example of Purdue’s expanding undergraduate population of students. To support these students, Purdue has a wide range of units on campus, including housing, food services and advising. To accommodate the growth of undergraduate students,…

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Today we kicked off an 8-week series of lunch and learns with the faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis. We’re using Strategic Doing to help them learn to increase the productivity of their internal and external collaborations and to teach their students the deep skills of collaboration as well. Scott Hutcheson is…

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This week, we worked with 150 Purdue Pharmacy students. We used Strategic Doing to help them learn the deep skills of collaboration. Increasingly pharmacists are called upon to help address complex community health challenges. A recent example of the challenges ahead: opioid addiction. Pharmacists need to be sensitive to the signs of addiction and extensively connected to…

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Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) is working with 14 Critical Access Hospitals across Indiana to introduce new “lean” processes. These very small hospitals are facing enormous challenges. Some are part of larger healthcare systems that are reorganizing. Others are facing major financial challenges. They chronically have difficulty recruiting and retaining medical staff. Yet, these hospitals provide…

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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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