Scott is frequently asked to talk with groups large and small, giving keynotes or serving as a panelist. He speaks about a range of topics related to collaboration, strategy, and organizational and team performance. Scott’s early education and experience in theater gave him a firm foundation for communicating with audiences in ways that are engaging, informative, and entertaining. If you are interested in learning more about how Scott might add value to an event you are planning, please connect with us here

The following is a representative list of some of Scott’s speaking engagements:

An Introduction to the Ten Skills of Agile Leadership. Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium.

Designing and Guiding Complex Collaboration. Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Strategic Agility in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Brede, The Netherlands.

Prospection: Moving toward Change. Invited TEDx Speaker at the Wilson Park TEDx event in Florence, Alabama.

Strategic Doing: Belgium. Presented an overview of the Strategic Doing discipline to corporate leaders in Anthrop. Belgium.

Strategic Doing: Great Britain. Presented an overview of Strategic Doing to corporate and civic leaders in London.

From Comprehensive Planning to Strategic Doing. Invited speaker at the National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association in New Orleans, LA.

The Visual Language of Ecosystems: Making the Invisible Visible for Universities and their Partners. Invited speaker at the annual conference of the University Economic Development Association. Milwaukee, WI.

Strategic Doing in the Classroom: Teaching Students the Deep Skills of Collaboration. Open: Annual Gathering for Practitioners of Technology Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Portland, OR. 

Accelerating Innovation in Northwest Indiana’s Defense and Industry. Northwest Indiana Defense Industry Association Annual Mega Conference. Fort Wayne, Indiana.

After the Quakes: Transforming the Christchurch Economy. Christchurch, New Zealand

Creating an Agile Strategy for Diversifying the Valdez Economy. University of Alaska Symposium on Economic Development, Valdez, Alaska

Transforming of Undergraduate Engineering Education Experience. Stanford Pathways to Innovation Program, Phoenix, AZ.

 21st Century Economic Development in Rural Kansas. Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations, Emporia, Clay Center, Ness City, and Colby, KS.

Designing and Guiding an Innovation Ecosystem in North Alabama. University of North Alabama, Florence, AL.

Designing & Guiding Agile Strategies for Workforce Development. U.S. Department of Labor, Baltimore, Maryland.

Designing & Guiding in Transdisciplinary Research Collaborations to Address Grand Challenges. Indiana University Integrated Program in the Environment. Bloomington, IN.

Using Strategic Doing to Design Workforce Strategies for British Columbia.

Selkirk College Conference on Workforce Development. Nelson, BC.

Economic Resiliency Strategies in British Columbia. British Columbia Economic Development Association. Nelson, BC.

Agile Strategies for University Engagement. Albion College, Albion, MI.

Designing and Guiding a Regional Food System in the Crestin Valley. Fields Forward Annual Conference, Creston, BC.

 Strategic Doing: Being Agile in Complex Environments. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Kannapolis, NC.

Strategic Doing: Deeper Engagement of Business Schools in the Communities & Regions They Serve. Annual Conference of the Society of Business, Industry, & Economics. Destin, FL.

Strategic Doing: Creating a More Agile, Responsive Workforce Agency. Department of Opportunity and Employment Services, Washington, DC.

Effective Strategy Making in Local and Regional Development. Fraunhofer IAO Research and Development Management Conference, Stuttgart, Germany.

Integrating Entrepreneurship into Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum. Stanford University & National Science Foundation Workshop, Phoenix, AZ.

 Brainpower-based Economic Development Strategies. Indiana Economic Development Association, Indianapolis, IN

 Effective Strategy for Addressing Public Issues. Joint Council of Extension Professionals Public Issues Leadership Workshop, Alexandria, VA.

 Getting from Here to There: Effective Strategy for Community Change. National Association of Community Development Professionals Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 Modernizing the BR&E Program: A Multi-State Initiative. National Association of Community Development Professionals Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Building Collaborative Capacity for Policy Change. Rural Policy Leadership Institute, Dallas, TX.

Economic Development Strategy for Rural Australia. University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay, Australia.

An Agribusiness & Food Processing Technology Economic Development Strategy for West Michigan. Hudsonville, MI 

Indiana Tech Parks: Regional Innovation Hubs. Annual Tech Park Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Boosting Local Business Support through “Cash Mobs. Indiana Rural Summit, Indianapolis, IN.

Economic Development 101. Kansas State University Project 17, Fort Scott, KS.

Rural Nevada: Growing Economies, Building Business, Changing the World. Rural Nevada Leadership Summit. Reno, NV.

 Business Growth as an Economic Development Strategy. American Public Power Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

From Recession to Recovery: Know Your Region. Economic Development Administration, Naperville, IL.

Focusing on Business Growth as an Economic Development Strategy. International Economic Development Council, St. Louis, MO.

Linking and Leveraging Assets for Economic and Community Development. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Park City, Utah.

The Indiana Business Growth Network: A Strategy for Supporting Second-Stage Companies. Indiana Economic Development Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

The Research University as an Economic Development Partner. Economic Development for Front-Line Professionals, Ball State University, Indianapolis, IN.

Civic Leadership and Change in Regional Communities. Purdue Center for Regional Development, West Lafayette, IN.

Strategic Doing as a Development Tool: Transform Your Community, Change Your World. Community Development Society Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Networked Engagement: Purdue’s Approach to Workforce Innovation. Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities, Washington, DC.

Universities as Network Weavers for Economic Development. National Outreach Scholarship Conference, East Lansing, MI. 

Incubators and Accelerators as Network Hubs for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Developed and taught workshop for professional economic development professionals who are members of the International Economic Development Council.

The Indiana Business Growth Network: A Statewide Strategy for Supporting Second-Stage Companies in Indiana. Annual Economic Gardening Conference. Orlando, FL. 

Incubators and Accelerators as Hubs for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. International Economic Development Council. Indianapolis, IN. 

Sustainable Communities: Local & Regional Food Systems. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. East Lansing, MI. 

 For Local Government: Engaging with Local Officials. National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Raleigh, NC. 

 A Strategy for Regional Transformation in the Central Indiana Economy. Brookings Institution Auto Communities Working Group. Washington, DC. 

 From Rustbelt Holdover to Innovation Stronghold: Continued Transformation of the Central Indiana Economy. White House Summit on Auto Communities. Washington, DC. 

Role of the University in Regional Economic Development. International Economic Development Council. Columbus, OH. 

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