13th Annual Symposium
Save-the-date: June 12-14, 2024 | College Park, MD

Workshop A – 2017

Workshop A: Strategic Doing: Road to Successful Collaborations

Additional $75 Fee
Leaders: TBD

Why is collaboration so easy to say, but so hard to do? Why is working across organizational boundaries so difficult? The reason is that effective collaboration requires a new set of skills which very few of us have been taught. We need to think differently, behave differently, and work together differently. Join this (very) interactive session to learn how to develop the skills and lead collaborations that break out of the familiar “endless meetings, no real action” cycle. This workshop is based on Ed’s Strategic Doing methodology which enables people on loosely joined, open networks to think and act strategically. You will leave with both insights from successful collaborations and tools that you can use in almost any setting, including transforming academic offerings, forming interdisciplinary research teams, building public/private partnerships, or guiding community-based projects.