Introduction to Collaborative Innovation
Tuesday, May 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
In two 4-hour virtual sessions, we'll help you build your capacity to lead multi-stakeholder collaboration to help groups Connect, Align, Learn, and Make what they need to effect systemic change.
This course is designed for changemakers, leaders, facilitators, collective impact backbone staff, and consultants who are working on vexing problems that can only be addressed using a collaborative approach.
We’ll introduce the key elements of Collaborative Innovation--a process model and an integrated set of concrete tools to effectively lead powerful change with multi-stakeholder, multi-sector collaborations.
Join us for a spicy, engaging, and (relatively) brief introduction focused on the “four agendas” of collaborative innovation that build momentum, accountability, and real meaningful change:
Connecting: How to build trusting connections across the many boundaries among us and connect a powerful change system
Aligning: How to align around a clear and deeply shared intent for your work together
Learning: How to understand the larger system and the human experience within it
Making: How to develop and test concrete and strategic solutions and interventions and take them to scale
This workshop will support you to:
Identify the critical elements of successful multi-stakeholder collaborations fueled by real alignment, engagement, and momentum
Convene diverse networks more confidently across organizational, sectoral, cultural, and political boundaries
Experience a more interactive and engaging approach to collaboration that meaningfully engages whole people
You will leave this workshop with increased competence in:
Working more confidently at the highest levels of stakeholder engagement: Collaboration and Co-creation;
Advancing the Four Agendas in Collaborative Innovation: Aligning, Connecting, Learning, and Making;
Aligning diverse interests around a powerful shared intent;
Helping stakeholders develop both a systemic understanding of the challenge and an empathetic view into the human experience within that system; and
Developing a powerful set of ideas, building them into working prototypes and testing them in the real world
Best suited for: Individuals and teams who are directly leading multi-stakeholder systems change collaboratives and networks, and consultants who support these leaders.
Session inputs: None required
Registration cost: $230/$300 per person
Registration includes digital copies of all course materials and resources.
(Need financial support to attend? Get in touch with us below.)
Course length: 1 day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Trainers: Russ Gaskin, Heather Equinoss