Training and Certification in Strategic Doing

IMG_2407Strategic 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.

Finding Training

The Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue University, which developed Strategic Doing, offers training opportunities throughout the year. A number of Strategic Doing Affiliates will also be approved in coming months and will offer training. Finally, some Certified Workshop Leaders offer training open to the public. Currently all training is offered in person, but online options are on the way soon. For upcoming training opportunities, check our Events page.

Becoming Certified

There are two levels of training that can lead to official certification: Workshop Leader and Faculty. The certification process includes completion of training plus a hands-on component in which you demonstrate your new skills.


Below you’ll find the details on what each level of training and certification involves.

  • 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, 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.