Transforming the University | NCIIA

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Transforming the University | NCIIA

  1. 1. Ed Morrison Purdue Center for Regional Development January 2014 TRANSFORMING THE UNIVERSITY USING STRATEGIC DOING TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION AND TRANSFORM THE UNIVERSITY 1
  2. 2. THE STARTING POINT THE CHALLENGES WE FACE 2
  3. 3. COMPLEX MESSES OVERWHELM US 3
  4. 4. LIVING WITH COMPLEXITY: WHAT TO DO? 4
  5. 5. MEETING THE CHALLENGES SOME TESTIMONIALS 5
  6. 6. RAGU ATHINARAYANAN CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION PURDUE UNIVERSITY 6 . “ “ emphasis Strategic Doing has brought our faculty together to work toward a common goal, in a department that recently underwent a merger. Challenge:  Merged  Department
  7. 7. RENA COTSONES ASSISTANT VP FOR REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 7 Decision-making in higher education institutions is infamously slow, with multiple layers of approvals and an emphasis on the need for new resources. Strategic Doing's focus on what we could, should and will do with the existing talents, resources and authority of the people in the room at the time breaks people free of that limited thinking and helps them move forward in real time. “ “ Challenge:  Aerospace  Cluster
  8. 8. JANYCE FADDEN EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA 8 . “ “ emphasis Strategic Doing has proven to be very effective. In a few hours each of 6 cross functional teams of professors, students and staff set a plan that all agree will advance the University of North Alabama's College of Business. Challenge:  College  Strategic  Plan
  9. 9. SHARON GULICK DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC AND ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 9 . “ emphasis Working with small, struggling rural communities and regions presents a number of challenges, not the least of which is a sense of hopelessness and defeat.  Using Strategic Doing we have been very successful in helping them achieve tangible results that re-ignites their belief in the future and their ability to impact that future.  These communities are now in control of their future and are seeing significant, positive change. Challenge:  Rural  Development
  10. 10. CHRISTI BELL DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA 10 “ emphasis When Strategic Doing is incorporated into the culture of an organization it is possible to not only drive new innovation and more rapidly achieve desired objectives, but at the same time energize a team or teams to achieve more with less individual effort.Those that approach Strategic Doing as a practice will learn new strategic approaches and tools to more effortlessly manage growth or strategic change of an organization. Challenge:  Economic  Development
  11. 11. BRIAN FARKAS CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE PURDUE UNIVERSITY 11 “ “ emphasis Strategic Doing has been a new way for us to look at the planning process. It provides the necessary structure to frame a plan for the future but allows us the ability to work within an environment that is fluid. Challenge:  Incoming  Department  Chair
  12. 12. BOB BROWN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 12 “ emphasis In neighborhoods besieged by complex, wicked problems, Strategic Doing creates hope through the power of taking action with the assets or gifts that we already possess.  In that moment when we combine assets we begin to tell a new story of opportunity and possibility.  Strategic Doing gives us the power to change our lives, our neighborhoods, and our communities. Challenge:  Rebuilding  Flint
  13. 13. UNIVERSITIES IN OPEN NETWORKS 13 Start-up firms Venture investor and angel networks Colleges and universities Provides ideas, incubators and smart people Provides capital and expertise Accelerates new venture investment Entrepreneurship ! EcosystemStart-up firms Venture investor and angel networks Colleges and universities Skilled talent pool Innovating Growth Companies Provides ideas, incubators and smart people Provides capital and expertise Recruits smart people Recruits and trains smart people Provides network and mentoring to start-ups Provides R&D partners Recruits and supplies smart people Provides investment and generates wealth Provides technology support and training Accelerates new venture investment Innovation ! Ecosystem
  14. 14. MEETING THE CHALLENGES COMPLEXITY REQUIRES AGILE STRATEGY, SIMPLE RULES, FOCUS AND PRACTICE… STRATEGIC PLANNING STRATEGIC DOING
  15. 15. CHARTING A NEW PATH PURDUE STRATEGIC DOING WORKSHOPS, 2008-2013 15 STRATEGIC DOING IS ACHIEVING SCALE
  16. 16. THANK YOU Ed Morrison edmorrison@purdue.edu

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