Over 75 community members joined Building a Thriving Compassionate Community and Scott Hutcheson from Purdue’s Center for Regional Development to explore Strategic Doing. Strategic Doing is a new strategy discipline specifically designed for open, loosely-connected networks. Unlike strategic planning that was designed primarily to guide strategic activity in hierarchical organizations, Strategic Doing is designed for situations in which nobody can tell anybody else what to do. Collaboration is the only way to move forward. Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way; it enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive.

The morning session included The GAME- an introduction to the use of Strategic Doing as a tool to broaden networks of collaborators, build trusted relationships across boundaries & to get stuff done in our networked world. In the afternoon session, participants used the morning’s process to explore opportunities for making Bloomington a thriving & compassionate community.


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When: December 14 2015
Location: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Strategic Doing

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