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To become Certified Workshop Leader
Strategic Doing practitioners (those who have attended our 4 days training or an online equivalent) can choose to become certified workshop leaders by successfully completing an additional course and receiving an electronic credential to use on LinkedIn, etc. The certification process includes the completion of training plus a hands-on component in which you demonstrate your new skills. Certification is good for two years; re-certification is based on a demonstration of continuing use of the discipline and participation in the “community of practice.” The certification course is offered four times each year.
Certified Workshop Leader training: this online course helps practitioners put their new skills into practice through a guided/coached process of planning, carrying out, and following up from a Strategic Doing workshop. You must have already completed the 2.5 day course to begin the certification process. The course is offered a few times a year.
Experienced Certified Workshop Leaders may be invited to become Strategic Doing Fellows. Fellows are the teaching corps of Strategic Doing, leading the practitioner and certification trainings. As is the case with many disciplines, teaching Strategic Doing calls on a skill set that is significantly different than using Strategic Doing. The best way to explore this option is to talk with a Fellow.
A co-author of the book “Strategic Doing – Ten Skills for Agile Leadership”, a #1 Amazon New Release in 6 categories.
Janyce Fadden is Director of Strategic Engagement at the University of North Alabama College of Business.
Darshini is an Assistant Director for Student Success in the College of Engineering at Purdue University.
Change Management and Organizational Development Professional
Principal of Franklin Solutions, collaborates with leaders of higher education, government, and business to facilitate strategic partnerships.
A co-author of the Strategic Doing book and co-developer of the Strategic Doing practitioner training, Scott is a professor of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University and Chief Social Scientists of Hutcheson Associates.
Visit website: http://www.scotthutcheson.com
Connects community, economic, and workforce developers. Build partnerships with universities. Grow talent, innovation, and place.
Designing collaborative action plans and strategic teams for organizations that want to get more accomplished.
Program Director at Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program
Currently responsible for education, funding, and research development in the Office of Research | Proposal Development Office at The Ohio State University.
He helps higher management in to improve their organization.
Reinder (pronounced as “Rynder”) stands for a world in which all people live and work happily and inspired.
Thinker, writer & doer, helping new models for strategy and collaboration emerge.
Jane works collaboratively with community partners to explore innovative opportunities to develop capacity and create growth opportunities in communities.
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.
Mike Van Ter Sluis
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.
Mary Marshall VanSant
Director of Continuing Education and Outreach at the University of North Alabama.
An experienced Executive Director with Ohio Living, with a demonstrated history of working in the retirement community industry.
Collaborative Planner & Educator, promoting economic resilience & rural empowerment.
Designing collaborative action plans and strategic teams for organizations that want to get more accomplished.
Associate Vice President, Engagement and Innovation Partnerships
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.
Ubaldo M. Córdova-Figueroa
Scientist, collaborative leader, and doer
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.
Kathy is the former president and executive director of the Western States Land Commissioners Association.
Associate Director, Center for Community and Economic Development - Flint
Educator/Associate Extension Professor - Community Economics at University of Minnesota Extension
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.
Experienced Organizational Development specialist in higher education with program management, DEI, technical/creative writing, consulting, facilitation, research development, and grant writing assets.
Retired at Purdue Center for Regional Development
30 years in planning and public policy analysis.
Specialities: Land Use, Growth Management, Housing, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation
Professor and Associate Vice Provost, Emeritus, Center for Regional Development, Purdue University
Post-secondary leader focused on growing applied research and innovation in the Kootenay region.
Serves as Principal at Franklin Solutions (FS) where he works with leaders from higher education, community, business, and government organizations on strategic projects and initiatives.
Over my twenty-four years at UNA, I have had the pleasure of working with outstanding colleagues and students. While capacities have evolved, my main focus is finding ways to better serve our students as they prepare for careers in a dynamic global economy.
Kate is an experienced leader and CEO who understands the struggles of career decisions, conscious leadership and the power of wellbeing and authenticity. For the past 12 years she has been coaching others as they explore interests, uncover strengths, and consider career and life changes.
Ruth Ellen Whitt
My strengths are leadership and communication - derived from personal nature, academic background, continuing education, and work and life experience.
Kim is an architect and city planner. As founding director of the Center and Institute for Community Renewal, Kim utilizes Strategic Doing in systems change experiments that begin with growing relational capacities of a citywide network of caring. Since 1994 Kim has worked with Ed to develop concepts, practices and community of Strategic Doing.
Dr. Katy Abbott is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and a Scripps Gerontology Center Research Fellow at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is excited to use Strategic Doing with many of the volunteer organizations she is involved with.
Lorri works with faculty to write and publish articles, speak at trade shows, and serve on various committees and boards.
Experienced nonprofit professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and nonprofit sectors. Skilled in board and staff training, nonprofit organization management, nonprofit consulting, program evaluation, conflict resolution, and volunteer management.
Brian Best, MAOL
With over 25 years of leadership experience, Brian is a seasoned influencer and developer of people and organizations. He manages and motivates people from a relational platform that focuses on growth and achievement of one's potential.
Community Builder | Rural Enthusiast | Capacity Builder | Project Manager
An advocate for career and college access! Navigating through all the possibilities is a challenge but it can be done with advising, advocacy and passion.
Brett is the Senior Director of Learning Networks for Forward Cities, an organization aiming to help close the racial wealth gap in America using entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change.
Indiana University alumnus. Passionate about building an infrastructure of high quality child care in Indiana.
Indiana University Todd Burkhardt serves as the director of campus partnerships, facilitating work with faculty, staff, and students that connects IU’s broad resources to improve the well-being of rural Indiana.
Butler Cain, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs & Director of Global Learning, University of North Alabama
Justin W. Carter, PhD
Professor, consultant, coach, dad, husband, with a passion for strategy and measuring things.
Lorien has significant direct Social Work practice experience with adolescents in school and health care settings, with extensive skills in crisis assessment, case management, groupwork, facilitation and training, agency administration and grant writing/management.
Jennifer Culotta, MBA
Chief Revenue Officer, Partner
Futuristic | Arranger | Analytical | Restorative | Individualization. Currently serving as a Program Manager at Jobs for the Future.
Beth Elmore, Ed.D.
Beth Elmore, Ed.D., serves as a Senior Advisor, Lean Facilitator at Purdue Health Advisors. In this role, she supports hospitals and clinics with process improvement projects applying lean methodologies.
Shelby Fiegel, PCED
As a communication professional, Shelby strongly believes that to elevate communities we must break down the silos between one another and work together. Two heads are always better than one, and the power of regionalism is explosive.
Consultant at Coastal Environmental Strategies
Shalia's personal passion is to encourage, educate and equip others to grow personally and professionally into their potential. Hard Work+Determination=Success!
Erin French, Ph.D.
Learning Designer | Project Manager | Creative | Detail-oriented | Strategic Thinker
Organization and Management Development Consultant experienced in Strategic Doing, Planning, Coaching and Leading Change/Systems Improvement Programs.
Leigh Ann Griffin
Project Manager, CPHQ, LSSBB
Experienced Full Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Collective Bargaining, E-Learning, Lecturing, Instructional Design, and Public Speaking.
Ann Marie Hess
Asst. Director with a unique view on academic research. Utilizing past community-based participatory research experience, combined with extensive business experience to work with faculty and staff across the university to create comprehensive transdisciplinary teams.
Grants and Contracts Management Senior Analyst at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Andrea Hunt
Andrea's teaching, research, and community work cover a diverse range of topics including trauma, identity, inequality, experiences of first-generation students, gender bias in instructor evaluations, the role of academic advising in student retention, mentoring, effective online pedagogy, and learning experiences that promote information and media literacy.
Dwayne T. James, PE
Motivated professional advocating for community, neighborhood leaders, grassroots initiatives and youth engagement. Experience reflects exceptional leadership, community outreach, and communication.
Workforce Systems Director at Northeast Mississippi Community College
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry.
Angie Jenkins, Ed.D.
A passionate and tenured leader with interdisciplinary educational and professional experiences that is dedicated to implementing and monitoring systemic school-wide and district-wide initiatives to optimize teaching and learning outcomes as well as college and career readiness for students.
Judy has served on several community foundation committees at the state level, including Marketing Committee, Professional Development Committee, Education Committee, Leadership Retreat Planning Committee, State Conference Planning Committee and EPIC.
Angie is a Strategic Doing practitioner, a connector, and an ecosystem builder. Her work experience is a blend of community development, social work, program coordination, and administrative services.
Experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and nonprofit organizations. Strong business development and professional skills in leadership, management, program development, fundraising and marketing.
Michele (Meinke) Kroll, Ph.D
Experienced Educator with a demonstrated history of working in higher education.
As a strategic thinker, Wayne has played several senior people and technical leadership roles in banking, government, and education. He is passionate about facilitating, coaching, mentoring, analysing, mapping, and leading people in leadership positions.
Meris (Mandernach) Longmeier
Meris Mandernach Longmeier is an Associate Professor and Head of Research Services for University Libraries at The Ohio State University. In this role she develops services for OSU Libraries to support the research endeavors of all faculty, staff, and students at Ohio State.
Michael Meeks PhD
Dr. Meeks is a serial entrepreneur and professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, with a background in electrical engineering, physics, and computer science.
Sandy Mehalko, D.M.
Sandy is a serial entrepreneur, currently working in the Maryland SBDC as a regional director for the western region at Frostburg State University.
Tracie J. Metz, Ed.D
With over twenty years in public education, serving as a teacher, school administrator, student success coach, and substitute bus driver in rural communities across North Carolina, developing and advancing cross-sector partnerships centered on education and workforce is both a personal and professional passion for me.
Experienced Research And Development Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government Proposal Writing, Sales, Event Management, and Fundraising. Strong community and social services professional with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) focused in Law from Indiana University Bloomington.
Troy Mix is an Associate Director and Policy Scientist with the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA). Troy leads IPA’s Regional Development and Planning Team, which works with communities, individuals, and organizations seeking to shape the future of places they care about.
Amber Nelms, Ed.D.
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and healthcare. Skilled in Communication, Academic Advising, Curriculum Development, Strategic Planning, Training, and Research.
Specialities: Strategic doing, strategic planning, and facilitation. Innovation and entrepreneurship. Human-computer interaction.
Senemeht Olatunji, MSW, LICSW
“The man who reaches for his star is admired, but the man who helps others reach theirs is loved.”
Data driven research leader with several years of experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop, execute, and evaluate the impact of community programs.
Jordan Grummert Rasmussen
Collaborative and contextual problem solver, with big picture planning and strategy skills and commitment to the betterment of constituents through community outreach and development.
As the Manager of Innovation for The EdVenture Group, Amber designs and develop innovative solutions for K-12 educational challenges, with a focus on seamless integration in the classroom.
Community developer leading complex collaborations among private businesses and industry, schools and colleges, healthy systems, and the public sector to complete projects that drive economic prosperity in rural environments.
Building teams, resolving challenges in the workplace and engaging employees is where Lisa excels.
TOP 5 Strengths: Maximizer, Achiever, Communication, Futuristic, Arranger
Patrick Ripberger, MPH
Patrick's work spans over a decade working on grassroot Public Health efforts and corporate initiatives. His passions include assisting organizations and communities in finding simple solutions to complex problems by showing up to help and teaching others to do the same.
County Engagement Specialist in Community Economic Development for MU Extension in Jefferson County
Mary works on emergency management projects that support individuals seeking repatriation to the U.S. from other countries.
Passionate about healthcare transformation, improving health equity, and reducing health disparities. Patty assisted small rural providers in improving their quality of care, adapting their workflows, and optimizing the use of their electronic health records systems to enhance the patient.
Engineering professional with a demonstrated history working in the aviation industry, currently working in academic research development. Engaged in roles that align with core values; every day is an opportunity to grow in education, trust, and balance.
Experienced Engineering Dean with a demonstrated history of success creating positive organizational change in higher education.
Outcome-based leader with mentoring, coaching, supervisory, project management, fundraising, grant writing, and training experiences in higher education. Specific expertise with recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, marketing and communications, leadership development, social media, training and career coaching.
Dr. Nathan A. Schaumleffel, CPRP, CNP, CFRM, CVA, CYSA
Dr. Nathan A. Schaumleffel, CPRP, CNP, CFRM, CVA, CYSA is Proprietor and Senior Consultant of Driven Strategic LLC, a company that specializes in consulting for nonprofit & public organizations; parks & recreation; park foundations & friends groups; youth & human services; and university engagement.
Strategic manager, able to identify opportunities, set priorities, connect with the right resources, remove obstacles and deliver results within budget and on time.
Liesl (Voges) Seabert, AICP
Experienced Community Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Strong community and social services professional skilled in public outreach, policy analysis, grant management, and creative placemaking.
Patricia Sheehan, SPC, PMP, PROSCI, MSOD
Change leader driving new ways of working across global teams that accelerates innovation, operational excellence, program delivery and employee engagement.
Danielle loves a good business story and helping executives make meaningful connections with reporters. With an eye on the big picture and a focus on excellent execution, she is passionate about working with teams as they navigate what it means to be a purpose-led organization.
Community Engagement Specialist with a wealth of knowledge in Child Development.
Elizabeth's speciality is developing innovative organizations, teams, and solutions.
Lydotta M. Taylor, Ed.D. is the President & CEO of The EdVenture Group, an education-based organization that provides consulting, curriculum development and professional development services for individuals, leaders, educators, and businesses.
Director, Grateful Patient Programs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Jim Thompson CMSM, HREDFP
Jim Thompson currently serves as a Downtown Economic Development Specialist covering all areas of Development for downtowns & Main Street districts for the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
The body of my professional work has been in sales management, training & coaching, banking and career exploration and development.
Leslie is a lifelong learner who has sought to build her skills in the areas of innovation, strategic foresight and planning, network building and diversity and inclusion.
Emily Cooper Yates
Emily enjoys building relationships and working in her community. She allowed those two interests to guide my career, which has provided me with a varied, but fulfilling background.
Professor, author, consultant, and coach working with individuals and organizations to reach their full potential.
An incurable generalist, my professional journey has wound through non-profits, research, startups, restaurants, retail, education, agriculture, and government.