An open-source discipline for designing and guiding complex collaborations by following simple rules.
Strategic Doing enables leaders to generate solutions to wicked problems. It is a field-tested practical approach to leverage networks and ecosystems quickly—just what we need now to survive and thrive.
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A co-author of the book “Strategic Doing – Ten Skills for Agile Leadership”, a #1 Amazon New Release in 6 categories.
Collaborative Planner & Educator, promoting economic resilience & rural empowerment.
An experienced Executive Director with Ohio Living, with a demonstrated history of working in the retirement community industry.
Darshini is an Assistant Director for Student Success in the College of Engineering at Purdue University.
Dr. Doug Dunston is a Professor Emeritus in Humanities at New Mexico Tech and KEEN Program Coordinator at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He helps higher management in to improve their organization
Jane works collaboratively with community partners to explore innovative opportunities to develop capacity and create growth opportunities in communities.
Designing collaborative action plans and strategic teams for organizations that want to get more accomplished.
Janyce Fadden is Director of Strategic Engagement at the University of North Alabama College of Business.
Currently responsible for education, funding, and research development in the Office of Research | Proposal Development Office at The Ohio State University.
Educator/Associate Extension Professor - Community Economics at University of Minnesota Extension.
Jennifer Horn-Frasier of Bluebird Sky strategy consultancy helps people, organizations, and coalitions tackle challenging problems, quickly form collaborative networks, and get to where they want to be.
As a practitioner and facilitator of Strategic Doing™ and design thinking, Jennifer thrives on creating intentional and collaborative experiences for diverse groups of people to solve their biggest challenges.
Connects community, economic, and workforce developers. Build partnerships with universities. Grow talent, innovation, and place.
For nearly 20 years Joe has been helping communities and organizations collaboratively design and manage transformations to help them become more resilient and competitive.
Like most community resilience practitioners, my favorite metaphor involves elephants. Why? Because resilience planning often requires talking about "the elephant in the room" - big, challenging and sometimes scary issues that most folks would rather ignore.
Kathy is the former president and executive director of the Western States Land Commissioners Association.
Thinker, writer & doer, helping new models for strategy and collaboration emerge.
Mary Marshall VanSant
Director of Continuing Education and Outreach at the University of North Alabama.
Change Management and Organizational Development Professional.
Mike Van Ter Sluis
Michael is an Executive Director for the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners.
Principal of Franklin Solutions, collaborates with leaders of higher education, government, and business to facilitate strategic partnerships.
Retired at Purdue Center for Regional Development
Reinder (pronounced as “Rynder”) stands for a world in which all people live and work happily and inspired.
Associate Vice President, Engagement and Innovation Partnerships
Associate Director, Center for Community and Economic Development - Flint
30 years in planning and public policy analysis. Specialties: Land Use, Growth Management, Housing, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation
Ruth Ellen Whitt
Professor and Associate Vice Provost, Emeritus, Center for Regional Development, Purdue University
Helps organizational and civic leaders confidently navigate a zig-zag world; because the path from here to there won't be a straight line.
Born and raised in the Mountain West in a state that boasts more antelope than people, he found his way to Iowa with the opportunity to play college baseball.
Serves as Principle at Franklin Solutions (FS) where he works with leaders from higher education, community, business, and government organizations on strategic projects and initiatives
Program Director at Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program
Scientist, collaborative leader, and doer
What People Say About Us
Strategic Doing opens the door to learning how to design and implement effective strategy in some of the most complex and loosely connected networks that often frustrate organizations and institutions.
Professor Alan Beckenstein
Are there rules for collaborating? The answer is yes, and Strategic Doing sets them out clearly and succinctly.
Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich
Anyone interested in solving complex problems more effectively, faster, and more collaboratively will find Strategic Doing a welcome treasure.
Former President Martin Jischke
Strategic Doing should be required reading for every leader charting a pathway forward.
Vice President Don Cooper
Strategic Doing is THE source to understand how leadership and strategy are changing in this age of speed and complexity.
Professor of Leadership Studies Jay Conger
Strategic Doing provides insight into the practices and behaviors that help build high-performing groups…Practical guidance for every organization and team.