Collaboration well done — whether at the individual, team or enterprise level —sparks creative problem solving and powers value creation. In this intense, interactive program, you’ll learn the why, what and how of collaboration in the workplace — the strategic rationale, design requirements and critical insights necessary for success in both internal initiatives and across companies and cultures in joint ventures, mergers and alliances.
You’ll explore personal collaboration styles, behaviors and approaches for working with business partners, colleagues, competitors and customers. From a team perspective, you’ll examine the multiple interests and perspectives that challenge effective collaboration in departmental and interdepartmental initiatives.
This program will be offered in a live virtual format through spring 2021. Our live virtual programs are built to deliver a rich experience that’s comparable to our in-person programs. You will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty and your peers in live discussions and lecture sessions. You will come away with the tools to navigate and succeed in the new business landscape.
Learn more about Constructive Collaboration with this half-hour long information session.
Collaborating across Diverse Teams, Companies and Cultures
Leigh Thompson - Academic Director; J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations Professor of Management & Organizations
Brayden King - Academic Director; Max McGraw Chair in Management and the Environment; Professor of Management & Organizations; Chair of Management & Organizations Department
Jeanne Brett - Professor Emeritus of Management & Organizations
Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations
“In addition to having outstanding faculty, the reading material, applied learning, and the diversity of the participants all contributed to a rich experience.”
Director, Office of Change Management, Northwestern University
“Excellent faculty and choice of exercises to gain experience collaborating between individuals, teams, departments and organizations. [I] was able to implement the learning immediately into my work.”
Assistant Director, Human resources, Chicago Cubs, Greater Chicago Area
“The tools I [took with me from Constructive Collaboration] have been among the most useful of all of my executive education [programs]. Unhealthy alliances that were draining profitability from my company have fallen apart. The workplace culture has improved; new collaborations have been established that are culminating with the addition of a [multi] million dollar managed services agreement [that] represents an amount of growth that was simply not possible while I was struggling to deal with the coalition of professional adversaries I had encountered. Thank you for the tools the [program] provided, which allowed me to more effectively understand what I was dealing with and how to form good collaborations of my own to counter it.”
CEO, Cornerstone Project
Leigh Thompson / Academic Director
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