Our Lab traveled to South Dakota to partner with the University of South Dakota and the Center for Disabilities. The Center manages a wide range of relationships to improve the quality of life of South Dakota residents with disabilities. During a one-day session, Scott Hutcheson introduced the basics of how to manage a network using a set of simple rules. If the Center staff find these insights useful, they can then schedule a 2.5 day training. This is the path that a range of other universities are following.
The Center for Disabilities in South Dakota is part of a national Association of University Centers on Disabilities. It is our hope that we can inspire this network to adopt the disciplines of Strategic Doing. We have found that by teaching and sharing these simple rules of complex collaboration, a network can be far more productive.
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.