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Constructive Collaboration: Driving Performance in Teams, Organizations, and Partnerships

Drive Performance and Value Creation

students in classWell-designed collaboration powers value creation and sparks creativity. In this intensely interactive program, you’ll learn the conditions and competencies that foster highly productive collaboration at the individual, team and organizational levels and how to build and sustain these in your company and its people.

At the individual level, you’ll explore collaboration styles, behaviors and approaches for working with business partners, colleagues, competitors and customers. At the team level, you’ll examine the multiple interests and perspectives that challenge effective collaboration. Organizationally, you’ll learn the conditions for successful collaboration in joint ventures, mergers and alliances, as well as interdepartmental and cross-departmental initiatives. Download a Brochure

Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    November 7-10, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    February 27 - March 2, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    October 30 - November 2, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  1. Mid-level to senior executives, Federal Government managers who coordinate activities among multiple constituencies, or who serve in key cross-functional roles
  2. Individuals seeking to enhance collaboration with business partners, clients and peers
  3. Team leaders and others who drive business development, manage joint ventures, oversee postmerger or acquisition integration, or manage channel partner performance
In this program you will:
  1. Hone your collaboration skills
  2. Assess and value collaboration and then articulate and sell that value to clients, partners and stakeholders
  3. Construct a personal development plan for continuous improvement
  4. Identify and create value through analysis of stakeholders’ perspectives and interests
  5. Design collaborative structures to maximize constructive conflict and minimize destructive conflict

Designing Collaboration

  1. Learn how collaboration drives value in complex organizations
  2. Understand the challenges of instilling of collaboration as a key management competency
  3. Design distributed teamwork: distance teamwork, trust and communication
  4. Encourage creative conflict that fuels productivity, while minimizing conflict that interferes with it

Collaborative Decision-Making

  1. Understand the strategy, structure and behavior of collaboration
  2. Manage multifunctional, multi-incentive teams for high performance
  3. Understand challenges in collaboration: communication, clarity and stress
  4. Learn tools to resolve conflict and improve decision-making

Collaborating across Diverse Teams, Companies and Cultures

  1. Build coalitions for healthy organizations
  2. Create smart collaborative alliances
  3. Learn about networks as bridges and barriers to collaboration
  4. Develop a personal collaboration action plan
Brayden King - Academic Director; Professor of Management & Organizations

Leigh Thompson - Academic Director; J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

Jeanne Brett - DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr., Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Dispute Resolution Research Center

Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations;

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