Strategic Doing enables people to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way. It yields replicable, scalable, and sustainable collaborations based on simple rules. If you’re interested in becoming more skilled in your use of Strategic Doing, our training and certification series is for you.
(if you're looking for external help - rather than being trained yourself - see here).
There are training opportunities for those newer to Strategic Doing as well as those already highly experienced who are ready to train others. Training is available throughout the US, and opportunities in Canada and elsewhere are growing. Our trainings are all highly interactive - you'll learn Strategic Doing by doing it. Check out the video below for a peek inside one of our 2.5 day trainings as well as some thoughts from faculty and participants.
Training is offered primarily through a network of Strategic Doing Affiliates, and some practitioners, particularly Certified Workshop Leaders , also offer training open to the public. Currently most training is offered in person, but some online options are available as well. For upcoming training opportunities, check our Events page.
Strategic Doing practitioners (those who have attended our 2.5 day training) can choose to become certified and are then listed here. The certification process includes 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 demonstration of continuing use of the discipline and participation in the "community of practice."
Below you’ll find the details on what each level of training and certification involves. We use the 101/201/301 numbers to indicate the relative length of the session. Don't worry - there are no pre-requisites; you can jump in at any level.
- Strategic Doing 101: Doing More Together - for those who want to experience Strategic Doing and learn about its key features, this half-day session includes playing the Strategic Doing Game.
- Strategic Doing 201: Guiding Conversations - for those who want to use small group conversations to move collaborations forward, a 1-day training focuses on the use of Strategic Doing to move forward in the course of a short session. This session can be structured so that teams both learn the essentials of Strategic Doing as well as tackle their own challenges using the discipline.
- Strategic Doing 301: Leading Complex Collaborations - for those who want to develop and lead Strategic Doing events or initiatives, this 2.5-day training focuses on planning and using Strategic Doing to create impact. An add-on practicum helps participants take the next step to become Certified Workshop Leaders.
- Strategic Doing Faculty Practicum (by invitation only) - for those who will teach Strategic Doing through one of the affiliates, coach leaders, and develop new curricula, this apprenticeship-style co-teaching opportunity includes planning and leading multiple workshops with certified faculty and documenting the learning experience.
Photo credits: Purdue Agile Strategy Lab; University of North Alabama