This workshop, by Jamie McDonald, is for those who want to collaborate, whether you want to work better within your team, across departments, universities or groups, or to communicate more effectively in tricky circumstances.
This learning can be used to help:
You will look at understanding your own motivations, and those of others in collaborations, and explore how to establish the foundations, agreements and ‘rules’ of effective collaboration. Then the nature and practical means for establishing trust, connection and effective communication are raised, prior to working with different norms, cultures and conventions. This is complemented with activities and discussion to address genuine challenges that people face, and consideration of more effective communication throughout.
By the end of the workshop, you will have learned:
The workshop uses experiential learning throughout. Small group, paired and whole group discussion are used to review a number of activities that raise fundamental aspects of effective collaboration. There is no role play, and participants are asked to apply what they are learning to genuine situations, to make things practical, useful and personal, as well as enjoyable and informal. Models and personal experience are the foundation of the programme. Please come along ready to reflect, to contribute and to practice. Take some specific collaborations (existing or potential) in mind, that you want to apply the material to.
An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:
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