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Collaboration not CoBLABoration: A Conversation with Chris Thompson

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Effective cross-sector collaboration – engaging a diverse group of stakeholders to assume shared responsibility for achieving a shared, mutually beneficial goal – can generate enduring, positive community change that we can see, feel and touch. Success however is not guaranteed.  Indeed, without careful design a collaboration quickly devolves into its “evil cousin,” coblaboration – characterized by talk that never turns into action, redundant meetings and no data to clarify the multitude of opinions.

This webinar offers an opportunity to join Chris and learn about:

  • The necessary pre-conditions for collaboration;
  • The core elements of effective collaboration;
  • The essential role of collaborative leadership and,
  • How evaluation of the performance and outcomes of a collaboration differs from evaluating either a program or an organization.

If you are keen to assess the effectiveness of your multi-sector collaboration or are curious to learn more about what to anticipate as your work unfolds, this is a conversation worth listening to.

Tamarack Institute

By Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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