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Strategic Doing™ in Healthcare - Practitioner Training & Certification

A Master Class in Leading Complex Collaboration

Healthcare has never been more complex. Successfully leading hospitals and healthcare systems, health-related organizations, and attempting to tackle public and community health issues requires designing and guiding complex collaborations, among diverse stakeholders, toward shared outcomes. In Strategic Doing™ in Healthcare-Practitioner Training & Certification, you’ll learn a different way of thinking, behaving, and working together, how to innovate in open networks, and how to get significant productivity gains through shared leadership and collective action. 

This special, customized version of the highly successful Strategic Doing™ training is the result of a partnership of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, Purdue Healthcare Advisors, and the Organizational Leadership program in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation.

The Training Experience

Throughout the training you’ll be learning Strategic Doing™ by doing it as well as having plenty of time for unpacking why it works so you can make it your own. During the last session, you’ll have time to consider how to start using Strategic Doing™ to approach your own challenges, and get assistance from the instructors as well as your peers. Participants receive a copy of the book Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership (Wiley, 2019), the Strategic Doing Field Guide as well as access to an online library of resources.

Upon completion you’ll be a Strategic Doing™ “practitioner” able to lead a group in tackling collaborative undertaking using Strategic Doing™. If you choose, you can follow up the training by completing the requirements to become a Certified Workshop Leader. Certification involves documenting an implementation of your new skills and creating a portfolio of documents about the experience. You’ll be able to access an experienced coach to help you get your new approach off the ground successfully. Certified Workshop Leaders are listed in the Strategic Doing™ website’s directory, and have access to a broader range of library resources to help them in their work.

Meet Your Instructors

Your lead instructor for this course will be Scott Hutcheson, PhD. Scott is co-author of the Strategic Doing™ book, co-founder of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, and a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Organizational Leadership program at Purdue. Scott has taught Strategic Doing™ to thousands of learners on several continents and has had learners from over 140 countries participate in his courses and workshops. Joining Scott will be Patty Rose, Senior Quality Advisor with Purdue Healthcare Advisors, who uses the discipline extensively in her work with healthcare organizations and communities.

Upcoming Training

Three-day training workshop:

  • Monday, April 19, 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday, April 20, 9am-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 21, 9am-2:30pm

Plans are to offer this training in West Lafayette, Indiana, the exact location is to be determined. If COVID restrictions prohibit this come April, we will switch to a virtual delivery model.  

The cost for the training is $1,975 which includes all materials as well as access to the follow-up certification component. Individuals can register here.

Strategic Doing in Healthcare Inquiry Form

If you represent on organization interested in training multiple individuals or want to learn more about this approach, please fill out the form below to express your interest.

We assume you are inquiring for an Indiana-based organization.

Once you submit this form, your organization will be included on our list of organizations interested in participating in Strategic Doing in Healthcare training. Once enrollment begins, a representative from Purdue Healthcare Advisors will contact you.


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