Course Outcomes

This collaboration skills course will:

  • Offer ideas about when and when not to collaborate.
  • Outline seven stages of collaboration.
  • Suggest tactics for managing group dynamics and dysfunction.
  • Provide tools for including all team members and bringing voices forward.

Course Overview

This collaboration skills course is designed to help participants learn the essential skills needed to work effectively with others in a team or group setting. The program covers a range of topics, including the importance of collaboration in the workplace, effective communication strategies, how to manage conflict and resolve issues within a team, and how to lead and participate in successful team projects.

Segment One Objectives

  • Decide when and when not to collaborate.
  • Discuss the costs of bad collaboration.
  • Describe four behavioral patterns people may exhibit when collaborating.
  • Explain the seven stages of collaboration.
  • Identify issues on teams that may limit collaboration.

Segment One Modules

  • Think Before Connecting: When and When Not to Collaborate
  • Four Types of Behaviors: What Works and What Doesn’t
  • From A to B: Seven Stages of Collaboration
  • Team Dysfunction: Identifying and Addressing Problems

Segment Two Objectives

  • Discuss the fallout that occurs when a team is dysfunctional.
  • Describe solutions for addressing dysfunction.
  • Put routines in place to maintain a healthy team that’s ready, willing, and able to collaborate when the conditions demand it.
  • Identify solutions to common challenges.

Segment Two Modules

  • The Fallout: What Happens When Teams Face Dysfunction
  • Solutions for Dealing with Dysfunction: Removing Obstacles
  • Care and Feeding: Healthy Teams
  • Solve This: Addressing Common Problems

Segment Three Objectives

  • Use a range of ideation tools.
  • Bring voices forward during a meeting.
  • Build relationships, promote transparency, and share the vision.
  • Follow best practices when running collaborative meetings.

Segment Three Modules

  • Ideas on the Table: Bringing Voices Forward
  • Managing Discussion: Hearing Everyone
  • A Balanced Stool: Three Keys to Collaborative Meetings
  • Great Mechanics: More on Meetings

By the end of the course, participants will have gained a solid foundation in collaboration skills and will be better equipped to work effectively with others to achieve common goals.