WHERE WE ARE GOING: OUR OUTCOME
We are moving toward a more open, equitable, and regenerative world. We are unleashing our human ingenuity through collaboration, entrepreneurship, challenge innovation, and ecosystems.
Our work supports a new generation of leaders. Strategic Doing practitioners are committed to the hard, heady work of transforming our world. They guide complex collaborations by mastering our oldest technology: the conversation.
We are explorers on the path to what's next: designing new organizations, policies, and systems. If our work inspires you, discover our many touchpoints, and join us.
HOW WE WILL GET THERE: OUR CREDO
In 2011, a group of Strategic Doing practitioners from all over the United States gathered at a public park near Purdue University. They composed a credo, a set of beliefs that drive our work.
1. We believe we have a responsibility to build a prosperous, sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
2. No individual, organization, or place can build that future alone.
3. Open, honest, focused, and caring collaboration among diverse participants is the path to accomplishing clear, valuable, shared outcomes.
4. We believe in doing, not just talking -- and in behavior in alignment with our beliefs.
Numbers Don’t Lie
Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.
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.
1993-1999: Forward Oklahoma City and the Birth of Strategic Doing
1997: Data Confirmed Oklahoma City Breakthrough
1995-2003: Visual Language for Strategic Doing Developed
1996-1999: Globalization Challenges Met Across Kentucky
2001: Charleston Digital Corridor Launched
2003: Lowe Foundation Supported First Strategic Doing Training
2005: Purdue Testbeds Launched
2005-2008: Purdue Demonstrated Power of Strategic Doing with Workforce Development Collaborations
2008: Global Water Hub Launched
2010: Oklahoma City Recognized as a National Model
2010: Translation of Strategic Doing into Practical Skills Began
2011: Strategic Doing Credo Drafted
2012: Strategic Doing Training Launched
2014: Flint Testbed Began
2014-2017: Stanford Transforms Engineering Education
2014-2021: University of the Sunshine Coast Began Experimenting with Strategic Doing
2015: Strategic Doing Started in the Netherlands
2015: University of North Alabama Launched Shoals Shift
2016: Strategic Doing Institute Formed
2016: Mississippi State's Stennis Institute Adopted Strategic Doing
2016-2019: Purdue Established the Agile Strategy Lab
2016: NASA Testbed Completed
2017: Strategic Doing Moves to the University of Oregon
2017: Lockheed Ecosystem Delivered
2018: University of Puerto Rico Looked to Strategic Doing to Recover from Maria
2018: Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement Trained Staff
2018: Yo-Yo Ma Invited Strategic Doing to Youngstown
2018: Iowa City Committed to Strategic Doing
2019: Strategic Doing Book Published
2020: Oklahoma City Celebrated 25 Years of Success with Forward Oklahoma City
2020: Online Training Connected a Global Audience
2021: Strategic Doing Deployed Across Ecuador
2021: Doctoral Dissertation Explained Why Strategic Doing Works
2021: Platform Calgary Engaged Strategic Doing
2021: Kauffman Foundation Supported Strategic Doing to Accelerate Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
2022: Ohio University Began Forming a Strategic Doing Hub
2023: The Ohio State Univeristy Starts to Develop a Strategic Doing Hub
2023: Strategic Doing 2.0 Launched
What People Say About Us
Strategic Doing is precisely what we need at this moment.
American cellist Yo Yo Ma
If you’re talking about collaboration, Strategic Doing provides a foundation.
Chief Innovation Officer Ben Amaba
I've worked with other large companies trying to do open innovation, but this process is unique. This is the most clear and concise open innovation process I've seen.
Implementing Strategic Doing helps organizations collectively develop new habits that foster a culture of innovation and create enhanced engagement within teams.
Strategic Doing is like rocket fuel for complex collaborations, quickly propelling teams from ideas to action plans.
Using Strategic Doing, groups chart an equitable and swift pathway to collaborate, co-create, and innovate.
Director of Community-Based Implementation and Engagement Kenyetta Dotson
Integrating SD into my work and vocabulary has reshaped my approach to community development. It isn’t always easy, but it helps me bring more energy, hope, and meaningful collaboration to the people I serve in rural Oregon and beyond.