Why Collaboration Community?
Collaborations can achieve extraordinary successes that no one person could alone. But collaboration is challenging, and it is most often the human struggles, not the intellectual ones, that hold progress back.
Collaboration Community short courses provide insight, support and strategies that enable people to overcome the challenges inherent in working together effectively.
Who are the courses for?
People who need to work effectively in collaboration with others. All courses are suitable for research specific or mixed groups, as tutors respond to the specific needs of each cohort.
How the format works
Each course is accessed on our secure, intuitive learning platform and combines:
- Videos and workbooks exploring key concepts
- Downloadable resources
- Discussion boards to support real-time challenges
- Interactive webinars responding to the needs of each cohort
In addition, participants will gain:
- Access to the programme for 12 months
- Free access to additional resources from Collaboration Community
Short courses available September 2020
Why do people behave like that?
Understand what drives our behaviour in groups and identify practical strategies to improve your own working relationships with individuals and teams.
Why should anyone collaborate with you?
Overcome imposter syndrome and create a strategy to raise your profile and build collaborative relationships.
How to facilitate meetings like a pro
Learn what professional facilitators do to create meetings that are focused, energised and productive. Bypass politics and invigorate your work together.
How to understand yourself and others
Gain insight into how people think and work differently and what you can do to maximise synergy and minimise conflict between different personalities.
How to build compassionate resilience
Learn to combine self-compassion with focus and resolve so that you can achieve more without compromising your health and wellbeing.
Early booking discounts available now
How is this different from e-learning?
There are no multiple-choice quizzes or token tick boxes here. Each learner is encouraged to set their own development goals and to apply new thinking to their own situation.
Tutors respond to learners’ questions on the discussion boards and the webinar is tailored for every cohort.
Is it as good as face-to-face learning?
Whilst we lose the organic interaction that live face-to-face workshops enable, we gain more structured ways for everyone to participate. This is a particular advantage to learners who contribute less in group discussion.
It also ensures application of new ideas over time, whereas one-off workshops offer less support to do this. And we do still see each other face-to-face in the webinar!
What is the time commitment?
3 hours, with approximately 2-3 hours needed for the reflective activities and discussion boards.
However, the programme is built for flexible access with lots of practical application. This means that a learner can spend 20-30 minutes on something and come back to it later. Approaching the programme this way enables people to put new ideas into practice as they go along.
How long can people access the course for?
How many people can take the course?
We will send you login-details for your cohort and these will enable 21 people to create an account and access all the materials and the live webinar. The live webinar is recorded and added to our platform, so if anyone in your cohort is unable to make the live date, they can still access this afterwards.