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Constructive Collaboration

  • USD 6,150

  • classroom only
  • United States (Evanston) |
  • Sep, 26th 2022 - Sep, 30th 2022
    • Certificate

    Collaboration well done whether at the individual, team or enterprise level sparks creative problem solving and powers value creation. In this intense, interactive program, you'll learn the why, what and how of collaboration in the workplace the strategic rationale, design requirements and critical insights necessary for success in both internal initiatives and across companies and cultures in joint ventures, mergers and alliances.

    You'll explore personal collaboration styles, behaviors and approaches for working with business partners, colleagues, competitors and customers. From a team perspective, you'll examine the multiple interests and perspectives that challenge effective collaboration in departmental and interdepartmental initiatives. You'll also learn the conditions for successful collaboration across companies and cultures in joint ventures, mergers and alliances.

    Program Benefits

    • Hone your collaboration skills 
    • Assess and value collaboration and then articulate and sell that value to clients, partners and stakeholders
    • Construct a personal development plan for continuous improvement 
    • Identify and create value through analysis of stakeholders perspectives and interests
    • Design collaborative structures to maximize constructive conflict and minimize destructive conflict

    Who Should Attend

    • Mid-level to senior executives, Federal Government managers who coordinate activities among multiple constituencies, or who serve in key cross-functional roles 
    • Individuals seeking to enhance collaboration with business partners, clients and peers
    • Team leaders and others who drive business development, manage joint ventures, oversee postmerger or acquisition integration, or manage channel partner performance

    Faculty

    LEIGH THOMPSON
    Academic Director; J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center
    Brayden King
    Academic Director; Max McGraw Chair in Management and the Environment; Professor of Management & Organizations; Chair of Management & Organizations Department
    Edward Zajac
    James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations
    Jeanne Brett
    DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr., Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations

    *Program faculty is subject to change

    Curriculum

    Designing Collaboration

    • Learn how collaboration drives value in complex organizations
    • Understand the challenges of instilling of collaboration as a key management competency
    • Design distributed teamwork: distance teamwork, trust and communication
    • Encourage creative conflict that fuels productivity, while minimizing conflict that interferes with it

    Collaborative Decision-Making

    • Understand the strategy, structure and behavior of collaboration
    • Manage multifunctional, multi-incentive teams for high performance
    • Understand challenges in collaboration: communication, clarity and stress
    • Learn tools to resolve conflict and improve decision-making

    Collaborating across Diverse Teams, Companies and Cultures

    • Build coalitions for healthy organizations
    • Create smart collaborative alliances
    • Learn about networks as bridges and barriers to collaboration
    • Develop a personal collaboration action plan

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