Collaboration is now used to the point it can become meaningless when it is in fact simple. It is the action of working together to achieve a shared goal more efficiently. This can mean collaborating internally or externally to deliver a service, a programme, or a policy more effectively.

Selecting the right approach to effective collaboration is essential to reap the benefits stemming from it. Through this highly interactive course, choose to collaborate strategically and learn the tools useful to implementing it.

Through a range of examples and discussions, this course highlights different collaboration levels, and the management and leadership skills necessary to foster both internal and external collaboration in your organisation. Learn how to identify key stakeholders, manage your relationship with them, act on your decisions, and proactively respond to potential challenges in collaborative relationships in your organisation.

About In-House: 
Understanding ModernGov is the UK’s market-leading provider of public sector bespoke training with over 10 years’ experience and clients from the public, private and voluntary sectors all having developed their skills with us.

A flexible approach to your organisation’s learning and development needs, UMG In-house training offers you and your colleagues the chance to build upon your skills in a team environment.

With courses delivered direct to your offices on a date to suit you, In-house training provides a practical and cost-effective solution to your workforce’s professional development.

09:15 - 09:45

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:45 - 10:00

Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Identifying the challenges & opportunities of collaboration

10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Creating the inertia for collaboration

  • Starting the discussions – fostering open and collaborative communication and engagement
  • Addressing the fears around collaboration – decision-making and coordination of actions
  • Inclusive performance review and feedback
12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:45

The best management for the most-effective collaboration

  • Stages of Collaboration
  • How you do business – what do you trade-in? Outcomes/Influence/resources/risk sharing?
  • The different collaborative levels: Information-sharing, co-operation, participation, or collaboration
  • Collaborative management practices
13:45 - 14:30

WORKSHOP: Ensuring efficient collaboration

  • Stakeholder analysis: understanding who you are collaborating with
  • Fit for purpose approaches for politicians, civil servants, advocates, other government-related agencies, etc.)
  • Managing the first approach, briefing, and meeting
  • Collaborative processes and decision-making: developing the employee skill-set
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 15:45

WORKSHOP: Developing your collaboration action-plan

 In this session, delegates will apply the day’s learning and devise a personalised action-plan on a short-, mid- and long-term strategy on how to more effectively collaborate within their own organisation.

15:45 - 16:00

Feedback and Close of Course

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