MPIA Strategic DoingTM
Training and Implementation Workshop


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The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance serves as a hub for Montana’s optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities to commercialize, grow and sustain globally leading organizations that create high quality jobs and economic opportunity in Montana.  To accelerate its success the Alliance has chosen to more actively engage the Bozeman community through the process of Strategic DoingTM. Strategic DoingTM teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way.  In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.  Strategic Doing 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.    
 - Purdue University, Center for Regional Development

Strategic DoingTM enables practitioners to overcome messy and otherwise intractable problems in settings where no one can tell anyone else what to do. 
  • Cluster Development
  • Local & Regional Economic Development 
  • Workforce Development 
  • Community & Neighborhood Development 
  • Local/Regional Food Systems 
  • Community Health 
  • Innovation Ecosystem Development 
  • Strategic Alliances 
  • National Associations 
The MPIA Strategic DoingTM Training and Implementation Workshop is geared for professionals who want an understanding of the theory and practice of collaboration in open networks and who would like to participate in accelerating the growth of the Montana’s photonics industry.  

Participants will learn how to apply Strategic Doing to any complex situation in which collaboration represents the only practical alternative. 

MPIA Eight-Hour Workshop Date:  February 17, 2017 
Training Program Fees:  $150 per individual participant or Company Group: $250 for two people, $300 for three, $50 per additional      
A limited number of scholarships are available for interested parties that need financial assistance to attend the workshop.  
Please contact Alistair Stewart for additional information. 


  • Design and guide collaboration using Strategic Doing workshops 
  • Apply Strategic Doing to messy challenges in communities and regions
  • Focus organizations on outcomes and pathways 
  • Engage and transform Universities 
  • Move professional and industry organizations forward 
  • Build clusters
The afternoon session will allow participants to apply Strategic DoingTM concepts to accelerating the growth of the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance member companies. 

 Nationally Recognized Workshop Leader Janyce Fadden is Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama where her role includes promoting Strategic Doing, implementing an innovation pipeline strategy and additional projects that economically enhance the three state region served by the university.
 In addition to her work at UNA, Fadden is also President of the consulting firm Jbfadden Enterprises LLC and President of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council where she has created and implemented innovative approaches to strategic planning for economic development. Prior to joining the RAEDC, Fadden served in various capacities as President, Vice President, and General Manager for major multinational corporations including Honeywell, General Signal, Applied Power, Pacific Scientific, and Danaher.  She is experienced in lean management and leadership which resulted in many achievements over her corporate career. 
Fadden earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Illinois University.  The Purdue Center for Regional Development certified her in Strategic Doing, a breakthrough process for doing more together. 

For more information about Strategic DoingTM visit the Purdue University Center for Regional Development’s informative website at 

For more information about the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance visit the MPIA website at 

Register Now by clicking on the registration button at the top or on the right side of the page.  For more information, contact Alistair Stewart at MMEC.