What is Strategic Doing and why should I learn about it? Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way and can give Extension professionals another tool for helping groups we work with move forward in collaboration. Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive. 

This collaboration tool developed by University of Purdue's Agile Strategy Lab can be a valuable tool in helping many of the communities and groups that MSU Extension works with to develop innovative solutions to the problems they face. 

Here's a quick video from Ed Morrison introducing the concept of Strategic Doing, including a mention of how Bob Brown, from MSU's Office of Outreach and Engagement, is using Strategic Doing in Flint. 

What will I learn? This 1-day training is designed for those who want to use Strategic Doing to guide collaborations and help them move forward. The session focuses on the essentials of Strategic Doing. Participants will learn how to use Strategic Doing during the morning, through a simulation, and then have a chance to practice the process in the afternoon.

Who is teaching this? Strategic Doing trainers from Purdue's Agile Strategy Lab will be coming to MSU to conduct the training.

When is it? This workshop is taking place as a pre-conference session ahead of Fall ExtensionConference, on October 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where is it? It will take place at the Kellogg Center on campus at MSU. 

How much does it cost? Registration, which includes all program materials and lunch, will be: 

  • $125 - Registration for CNRDA members
  • $175 - Registration and become a CNRDA member
  • $200 - Non-CNRDA member registration

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions contact Eric Walcott at 517-353-9106 or walcott3@anr.msu.edu.