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Working Collaboratively

Why is collaboration so vital today? Because we have aggressive goals to accomplish and complex problems to solve with tight deadlines. Collaborative work plays an important role in breaking down business silos, promoting thinking outside of the “usual suspects,” reaching critical business goals, improving work processes, and enhancing work quality. In this workshop The Learning Café provides a set of easy-to-use tools to help you create a collaboration map for your project or work assignment. You will leave with a plan that can be easily implemented.

The purpose of this session is to foster attitude and skill development in more mutual ways of working that lead to commitment and results. The workshop is experiential, using a business simulation to lead learners.

Target Audience:

The workshop is designed for any employee who wants to integrate efforts across teams, departments or business units to increase operational effectiveness by fostering cooperation, building partnerships, sharing information and promoting open communication in order to avoid organizational silos. The target audience includes employees, team members and leaders, project or program managers, supervisors and managers – anyone involved in collaborative work efforts. An intact team is welcome to participate.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify strengths and vulnerabilities as a participant in collaborative work, or as a leader of collaborative work.
  • Assess and build their ability to influence others
  • Use hands-on tools to create an action plan for a current or future key project


1 day

Workshop Materials:

The workshop is supported with a comprehensive guide that also contains actions and tips to take back to work.