Can a focus on collaboration, collaborative networks and collaborative leadership as strategies for shift and change create leverage for more sustainable results and the means for us to move beyond episodes of enthusiasm to fundamental shifts in our work, organizations and communities?
This is one of the questions we will be exploring at the Art of Collaborative Leadership, March 16-18, 2011 in Halifax. Related themes that will guide and focus our time together:
- Growing our knowledge and ways of working with collaborative networks
- Connecting people, ideas, initiatives in this city (and beyond) who are doing cool things and bumping up against similar challenges to co-learn and co-strategize how to move past those barriers
- Furthering specific work that participants bring into the training ground so that they leave with clarity about what’s next in their work, project or big idea
An exciting and diverse host team has emerged for this AoCL – diverse in age, perspectives, background and experiences, linked together by our passion for hosting inspired spaces, co-creation and collaboration and for how much we care about what’s happening in the world right now, believing that Collaborative Leadership is one of the routes to shifting the shape of our world(s).
We will be using an on-line forum to begin before the training even starts and to continue to follow the questions and the group learning post the training. (Anyone can follow us and contribute on Twitter #aocl). We will be offering the opportunity for participants to join together in a group call or in a one-on-one conversation with someone from the host team (our hosts from New York and Minnesota are wanting to touch in with our community before they arrive for the training). And we will offer a follow up about 45 days later along with the ongoing online conversation. We are imagining we may spark a community of practice out of this training, linking to Envision grads and AoH people in this city.
What more will sprout out of this fertile ground? We have no way of knowing but we are preparing to be surprised! What about you? Will you join us? Will you contribute to the conversation?