Teaching Strategic Doing Skills in Higher Education

Recently, the Agile Strategy Lab worked with college faculty to develop courses that teach collaboration, teamwork, and networking to their students. Three courses were developed- one 3 credit hour graduate level, a 1 credit hour undergraduate course, and a 1 credit hour senor seminar. Here is a brief description of each:

The Graduate MBA Leading Complex Collaborations Course (3 credit hours) teaches the student how to implement the skills of agile leadership in teams or organizations. The course is fast-paced and interactive. The first students were working professionals who often commented that they were able to immediately apply the skills to their current work situation. Designed as an online course this allows people from many locations to take the course at the same time. The course is now included in the University of North Alabama’ (UNA)s College of Business and Technology’s executive MBA program. It is also available to others to incorporate into their curriculum.

The Undergraduate Collaboration and Team Problem-solving Course (1 credit hour) has 8 modules for in person in eight 75-minute sessions. The modules are all interactive experiential exercises followed by discussion time. The faculty said students came to the class ready to see what they would experience. The student’s feedback was very positive about how this gave them skills that could be used in other courses. Faculty at UNA insert these modules into courses such as Innovation Engineering I: Fundamentals.

A Senior seminar (1 credit hour) was designed for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. This one credit course had 6 weeks of online work followed by a six hour in-person experience. The program director said, “What a great day of engagement and learning. The experience was a great compliment to their traditional engineering education.”

Interested to begin using the skills of Strategic Doing in your higher ed courses? You can use the contact us button to connect and begin the journey go to the Solutions page to see more about these three courses.