Let’s face it. Change, innovation, and strategic transformation in organizations is hard, really hard. Harder, it seems than it used to be. Why? Today, organizations look and function much differently than they did in the past. Hierarchies have been flattened, knowledge is widely distributed, and both technology and markets are highly dynamic. In many instances we are trying to use tools and frameworks that were just not built for the complex challenges faced by organizational leader today.

About Strategic Doing

Enter Strategic Doing, a discipline for change, innovation, and strategic transformation specifically designed for today’s complex challenges. Incubated at Purdue University, Strategic Doing is now used by leaders all over the world. Strategic Doing enables people to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way.

Hutcheson Associates is excited to now be offering the Strategic Doing Masterclass Practitioner and Certification Training. This interactive course can be delivered traditionally (once COVID 19 is under control) or via web conference, either way the training is interactive and engaging.

Here’s what you can expect to learn from this training

  • How to use the 10 Skills of Agile Leadership to help your organization or community be more innovative, adaptive, and competitive.
  • How to use Strategic Doing as an “operating system” for change, innovation, and strategic transformation.
  • How to design your own strategy process, without the need for high-priced consultants

About the Masterclass

The masterclass involves 20 hours of instruction. The traditional program is delivered over the course of 2.5-days. The online version is done via Zoom in five half days spread out over two to three weeks. Each participant receives valuable resources to support their learning and practice. This includes a copy of Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership (Wiley, 2019) which debuted as a #1 New Release in six different Amazon categories: Business Management,Strategy and Competitiveness, Strategic Business Management, Business Strategy, Project Management, and Systems and Planning. It also appeared on several lists as one a Best Business Books of 2019.

Participants also receive the Strategic Doing Field Guide and the Strategic Doing Trail Map. Both of these items are invaluable tools to support the practice of the discipline. Participants also gain access to the Strategic Doing Practitioner Online Resource Library with additional tools, templates, and other resources. Upon completing of the practitioner training, individuals have everything they need to begin using Strategic Doing right away.

About Certification

The certification component of the course is an online, cohort-based practicum in which those who have completed the practitioner training apply what they’ve learned by conducting a Strategic Doing project with the support of a mentor and cohort of peers. This 10-week certification practicum can be done anytime within a year of completing the masterclass. The commitment of time for the certification practicum is an average of two hours per week, over the ten weeks.

About Your Instructor

This Strategic Doing training is called a “masterclass” because it is taught by Dr. Scott Hutcheson. Scott co-developed the Strategic Doing training with his colleagues Ed Morrison, Peggy Hosea, and Liz Nilsen. Scott is also co-author of the Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership and the Strategic Doing Field Guide. Scott is the most experienced Strategic Doing instructor on the planet! He's taught the discipline to thousands of learners from over 140 different countries. He's been teaching since 1989 and he's currently professor of organizational leadership at Purdue University. Scott is also a Strategic Doing practitioner and has used the discipline in large and small organizations and communities all over the world. Scott not only teaches the principles; but draws on his extensive experience to share real-world applications. Scott will serve as the lead instructor for the masterclass but will also bring in co-instructors from time to time who have specialized experiences in using Strategic Doing.

The following are what industry leaders have said about the content of this course.

“Shared leadership-not the all-powerful individual-will be the key to thriving in these new times. . .A valuable resource for anyone looking to get to the ‘next level,’ as well as those trying to help them.” ~ Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach; only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker

“Today’s competitive marketplace demands more than just executing a plan. We need to form active partnerships incorporating people with diverse expertise to solve complex problems. Strategic Doing presents a practical guide to doing just that.” ~ Greg Satell, author of Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age

“[P]rovides insight into the practices and behaviors that help build high-performing groups.Practical guidance for every organization and team.” ~ Amy C. Edmondson, Harvard Business School, author of The Fearless Organization

Strategic Doing is THE source to understand how leadership and strategy are changing in this age of speed and complexity.” ~ Jay Conger, Claremont McKenna College, author of The High Potentials Advantage

"A roadmap, along with specific examples, for every community and organization to thrive in the new economy.” ~ Victor Hwang, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, author of The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

“An important contribution.” ~ Robert Reich, University of California at Berkeley, former US Secretary of Labor

“Adds to the agile strategy toolset available to managers who drive for results.” ~ Mark DeLuzio, President/ CEO, Lean Horizons Consulting, Shingo Prize Academy inductee, author of Turn Waste into Wealth

“If you’re talking about collaboration, Strategic Doing provides a foundation.”  ~ Ben Amaba, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM/Industrial Sector, Watson & Cloud Platform

“The best consolidation and codification of [strategic change] best practices that I’ve seen...just in time to address the largest speed and complexity challenges mankind has known.” ~ Bob Sadler, change leader and executive coach

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Upcoming Training Events

Strategic Doing Masterclass Practitioner and Certification Training

This is a multi-day training event (May 25, 27, June 1, 3, and 8 2021). Sessions will be from 1-5pm EDT on each of the days. The cost includes the cost of practitioner training, certification, materials, and access to online resource library. Instructor: Scott Hutcheson