Posts Tagged ‘university’

Meeting Grand Challenges at Indiana University

Some time ago, the Agile Lab got a call from our colleagues at Indiana University. They wanted us to help form faculty teams to submit proposals to the IU Grand Challenges. We worked with three teams; 22 teams submitted proposals; 5 teams were selected as finalists, all 3 of the teams with which we worked…

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: School of Government

On May 22, we will be conducting an all-day workshop to introduce agile strategy and Strategic Doing to the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Janet Holston, our colleague at the University of North Carolina, has recently joined the School of Government. Formally, Janet was at the Arizona State…

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Partnership with Memorial University | Newfoundland

Founded as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives during active service in the First and Second World Wars, Memorial University stands apart from other universities in Canada. Most notably, it is the only university for which engagement is a part of its charter.  The University operates within a Public Engagement Framework that defines…

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Practitioner training at Howard University

This week, we kick off our partnership with Howard University. We are conducting a 2.5 day practitioner training at the beautiful new Interdisciplinary Research Building in Washington DC. Here is a additional background on how Howard University is building its innovation ecosystem.  This past week,  the Washington Business Journal explained how a new innovation incubator…

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Partnership with the University of Oregon

In early January, we headed out to the University of Oregon to provide training in Strategic Doing the 15 staff managers within the university.  Our partners at UO plan to deploy Strategic Doing across the university’s professional staff — every unit from human relations and from finance to parking and risk management. They’ve come up within…

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Lab partners with Howard University

Our international network of universities continues to grow. With these partners, we are developing and deploying new tools, frameworks and platforms of agile strategy. In our discussions with Gary Harris, Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, we began exploring how we could share what we are learning about forming interdisciplinary research teams. Dr. Harris, a…

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Civility and the research university

In a global economy that runs on knowledge and networks, research universities occupy a unique, keystone position. Former NYU president John Sexton outlined this role in a 2005  speech, “Dogmatism and Complexity: Civil Discourse and the Research University”. Sexton points out that in a political economy that is increasingly driven by dogmatism, research universities can…

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