Selkirk College hosts strategic Doing Training

This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

Strategic Doing 301 is being offered in partnership with Agile Strategy Lab

Strategic Doing 301 is being offered in partnership with Agile Strategy Lab — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

“In an effort to advance the Rural Development Institute and the Regional Innovation Chair’s goal of supporting regional collaboration and innovation, we are pleased to offer this learning opportunity which will truly benefit our communities,” says Dr. Terri Macdonald, Selkirk College’s Regional Innovation Chair. “In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.”

Strategic Doing 301 takes place from September 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. It is relevant to companies, universities, non-profit groups, cluster organizations, local government, health and economic professionals and more.

Strategic Doing enables people to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way.

“Strategic Doing’s focus on what we could, should and will do with the existing talents, resources and authority of the people in the room at the time breaks people free of that limited thinking and helps them move forward in real time,” says Rena Cotsones of Northern Illinois University.

Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new discipline that is lean, agile and fast — just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive.

"I appreciate and utilize the concepts of Strategic Doing every time I am faced with aligning resources in the civic space and encouraging the concepts of shared vision and shared value among our partners,"  says Craig Lamb of Ivy Tech.

Strategic Doing 301 key learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the power of networks
  • Recognizing the value of developing measurable strategic outcomes
  • Using pathfinder projects to get collaborations started
  • Using short 30-day action plans

You can take this course as standalone endeavour or as a stepping stone toward certification. Certification in Strategic Doing involves classroom instruction as well as field work with coaching from Strategic Doing faculty.

Register before July 31 and learn more at and learn more about the Rural Development Institute.

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