Leading academic collaborations can be exceptionally rewarding
…and deeply frustrating.
Every collaborator wants to be part of a brilliant shared endeavor, making breakthroughs that no one can achieve alone.
How will you lead yours?
Your greatest challenge isn’t the intellectual one. Your greatest challenge is how to bring brilliant minds together with shared commitment, understanding and synergy. If you don’t attend to how your collaborators connect as human beings your project will be uphill and never achieve its potential impact.
Let’s face it. Things are stacked against true collaboration.
We ask our best and brightest minds to share their intellectual capital most often in a vacuum of trust and genuine relationships. That’s why the collaborations that get started between friends in the conference bar so often succeed. But how do we get all the others to succeed?
It’s unrealistic to expect people to “just be collegiate”.
We ask people to share their best thinking, their intellectual capital, unsure of how it will be received or treated by others. We ask people to open up their thought processes so that, together, they can fuse new connections that lead to new understanding. But we do so with insufficient attention to the human considerations of working this way.
What is Collaboration Campfire™?
Collaboration Campfire™ is a very different approach to leadership development. It is a ten-month academy programme that supports you to meet your real collaboration challenges, both present and future. We use a Solutions Focused approach that empowers you to take action and grow your confidence and competence as a leader.
What’s an academy?
A blended learning programme that gives answers as well as asking questions to accelerate understanding, spark insight and initiate action. Designed for time-pressured collaborators with all content and face-to-face coaching delivered online.
Collaboration Campfire™ combines:
A one-to-one coaching session to focus in on your own leadership practice
Monthly drop-in “surgery hours” for support with ad-hoc issues
SOS toolkits provide immediate advice and guidance on key topics
Guided self-coaching to reflect and plan next actions
Live face-to-face group coaching each month to explore real, current challenges
Succinct, thought- provoking content released online each month
- Increased the success of your current collaborative project
- Developed a stong and authentic collaborative leadership approach that responds to the needs of your collaborators, your project and your stakeholders
- Built confidence using coaching skills to engage and develop collaborators
- Gained fluency using collaborative technology to bring collaborators together
- Increased opportunities to secure funding and to succeed in promotion and progression
- Developed a network of trusted collaborative leaders for ongoing support
“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.”
– Marian Anderson
What we’ll work on
Lead with Meaning
Understand how motivation is fired up by work that has meaning to us
Fire up your motivation to meet your leadership challenges
Identify what matters to your collaborators and stakeholders
Leverage your Expertise
Understand your collaborators needs for their expertise to be seen, valued and grown
Be clear and confident when communicating your own expertise
Strengthen your connection with collaborators with practices that recognise their expertise
Understand our human need for appreciation and respect
Nurture respectful relationships between collaborators
Maintain good relationships while asserting yourself and setting boundaries
Understand the need we share to belong to strong and positive groups
Define the unique identity of your group and raise its profile
Include diverse collaborators by creating an inclusive culture
Empower with Agency
Understand the need all collaborators have for autonomy and agency
Lead with confidence, overcome doubt and overwhelm with energy and focus
Empower collaborators to progress their own unique contribution
Inspire with your Unique Collaborative Leadership Practice
Articulate how your leadership practice takes account of collaborators’ needs
Talk confidently about your own leadership style, processes and practices
Inspire confidence in your ability to lead from collaborators, funders and stakeholders
Join Collaboration Campfire™!
EARLY-BOOKING DISCOUNT ENDS 31 MARCH 2019
We have places open on Collaboration Campfire™ starting June 2019. Places are limited to ensure personal attention. Register now to secure a place.
To speak to us first about whether Campfire™ is for you or your organisation, book a discovery call with Kate here: