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Designing and guiding complex collaborations quickly

Crafting a Pitch

Crafting a Pitch

Granite City, Illinois’s economic development director, James Amos, attended a Strategic Doing 301: Leading Complex Collaborations training last summer, and is getting ready to roll out a large initiative inviting the city’s residents to re-imagine and co-create their future. Rather than the usual email invitation, James used video to pitch the event to prospective attendeesRead more about Crafting a Pitch[…]

Using Strategic Doing to address urban issues

Using Strategic Doing to address urban issues

The Purdue Agile Strategy Lab team has been working with partners in New Jersey for the past couple of years. The work has included sessions with university partners, business networks, and individual corporations – and local government. In October, one such offering was with leaders in Trenton’s Department of Housing & Economic Development and the localRead more about Using Strategic Doing to address urban issues[…]

Starting with your narrative

Starting with your narrative

In the world of networks, narratives matter. They provide guidance. They convey knowledge. They generate learning. They create coherence. They reflect and spread the positive mindset needed for transformation and resilience. When confronting a complex regional transformation, we often focus first on the regional narrative: The stories people share with each other. This step involvesRead more about Starting with your narrative[…]

Working for Rural Vitality in Oregon

Working for Rural Vitality in Oregon

November saw the Yamhill County Economic Vitality Summit, organized by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) and held in Newberg. The summit brought together community members, stakeholders, and leaders to identify economic development priorities for the county between now and 2020. Prior to the event, a countywide survey determined top 5 areas of concern: transportation, housing, infrastructure, land use, and workforce andRead more about Working for Rural Vitality in Oregon[…]