Last week, we completed a 2 ½ day training with our colleagues at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Our work with New Mexico State began under the National Science Foundation initiative called Pathways to Innovation. The pathways project focused on accelerating the integration of innovation announced partnership education into the undergraduate engineering curriculum at 50 universities.
Impressed with what she saw under the Pathways program, Patricia Sullivan, Associate Dean for Outreach and Public Service in the College of Engineering worked to develop a core team of faculty interested in learning the disciplines of agile strategy.
New Mexico State joins other universities such as the University of Oregon, Montana State University, the University of North Alabama, Mississippi State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, and Memorial University in Newfoundland. All of these campuses are experimenting with how to introduce agile strategy across the university’s missions of discovery, learning and engagement.
The Director of the Lab at UNA and co-author of Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership, Ed’s work has focused on developing new models of strategy specifically designed to accelerate complex collaboration in networks and open innovation. He is the original developer of Strategic Doing.