||Ian McDermott, Director of Training, International Teaching Seminars, Executive Coach & Author
||A series of four online seminars: 60 minute interactive webinar every 2 weeks
30 January Collaboration: Why bother - and how to do it
13 February Barriers to collaboration: What could possibly go wrong?
27 February Creating a pathway to collaboration
6 March Inspiring collaboration: Being a collaborative leader & creating a collaborative culture
||Members: £85 + VAT
Non-Members: £150 + VAT
Non-Members including 1 year AC Associate membership: £135 + VAT
Short description of the topic
Collaboration is the secret to success in any human endeavour. Why? Because to collaborate is to co-labour. If you’re just going to do everything on your own, you limit what you can accomplish and what you can contribute.
Being able to collaborate is one thing. Being able to foster a collaborative culture and working environment for others is quite another. That’s why learning how to promote collaborative working practices is one of the most important skills any leader can develop.
Collaboration is a learnable skill: people can learn to collaborate. In this webinar series we want to share with you what makes this possible, how to do this for yourself and how to help others do this.
In this webinar series you will learn:
- How to collaborate and create pathways to collaboration
- How to promote collaborative working practices
- How to foster a collaborative culture and working environment
- How to inspire collaboration as a leader and as a coach
Topics and schedule for the webinar series:
**Live webinars will take place at: 13hrs00 GMT / 14hrs00 CET / 08hrs00 EST / 18hrs30 IST / 21hrs00 SGT / 23hrs00 AEST on the above mentioned dates.
Webinar 1: Collaboration: Why bother - and how to do it.
The power of collaboration has brought about the age of science, technology and space exploration that we live in. In these areas we are benefiting from a level of collaboration that is unparalleled in human history. However, closer to home we see numerous examples of people lacking the skills that would enable them to collaborate effectively.
Collaboration is people working together to create something that no one individual can create or do single-handedly. Fostering collaboration addresses one of the most destructive problems troubling businesses and organizations - disengagement. Collaboration creates a sense of ownership and can be good for the bottom line. But more than this the very experience of collaboration changes us.
Webinar 2: Barriers to collaboration: What could possibly go wrong?
Collaborations go wrong more often than they go well. So, what’s the problem? Basically, anything that is corrosive of trust is a barrier to collaborating. You can co-operate for mutual gain and keep things pretty transactional. But if you’re going to collaborate you’re going to need to get involved in a more emotionally committed way: in order to collaborate you must invest yourself. In some sense you have to let go and step outside your comfort zone. That’s why trust is so important. So is it safe to do so? How would you know and what can you do to make sure? Time to get familiar with the terrain and the barriers you meet along the way.
Webinar 3: Creating a pathway to collaboration
Where have you successfully collaborated? Where have you successfully fostered collaboration? How did you do that? If you’re a coach - or you use a coach approach in your work - then odds are you’ve done this with clients or direct reports. At its best coaching can be a demonstration of how to collaborate: coach and coachee come together to determine and achieve shared outcomes which are mutually defined and periodically reassessed by both parties. Coaching is naturally collaborative and good coaches can model collaboration. So what can we learn from the coach approach that we can apply whenever we wish to foster collaboration?
Webinar 4: Inspiring Collaboration: Being a collaborative leader and creating a collaborative culture
The goal of collaboration is not collaboration but what it makes possible. You bring different people together and they deliver something which none of them could have achieved without each other. Successful collaboration is not about cloning yourself. It’s about finding a way of working with other peoples’ models of the world; it’s about having the flexibility and the staying power to work together to achieve what matters more than you being right. The challenge for the collaborative leader is to foster the appreciation of difference among those working together and to maximise value from those differences. So how to do this?
Recordings will be made available for all registered participants.
Ian McDermott is the Founder of International Teaching Seminars which this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary. By collaborating Ian pioneered the integration of NLP and Coaching. For the past six years he has been doing the same for NLP and Neuroscience, and more recently Coaching and Neuroscience with his colleague Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience.
Ian is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University Business School where his focus is on innovation and entrepreneurship. A UKCP accredited psychotherapist, he is also External Faculty at Henley Business School where he helped create the MSc. in Coaching and Behavioural Change. Ian is AC Global Ambassador for Innovation and Collaboration.
Ian has trained a generation of coaches and is a prolific author. His most recent book is The Collaborative Leader. Nowadays he spends much of his time advising senior leaders.
You can reach Ian at: www.linkedin.com/in/ianemcdermott
Price and special offers:
As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.
AC member: Your investment for the entire series is only £85 + VAT.
Non AC member: Pay £135 + VAT and you get access to the full series and ONE YEAR Associate Membership with the Association for Coaching immediately.
For this fee you get:
· 4 x 60 minute interactive virtual seminar with Ian McDermott
· Access to recordings of all webinars;
· A Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certificate at the end of the series;
· One-year Associate Membership with the Association for Coaching (if you are not already a member)
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