Events

We are pleased to launch a new series of workshops called “Collaborative Arts,” a workshop and practice series to learn and practice how to work collaboratively to catalyze change.

The Art of Designing Meetings that Do More

Thursday, October 11, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Imagine leaving a meeting feeling inspired, energized by new ideas, with enhanced goodwill toward your colleagues and a shared sense of clarity on where to go next. At this workshop, you will learn practical tools for creating meetings that deliver multiple benefits. Key topics include:

  • How to clarify the strategic context and range of outcomes for a meeting
  • How to frame strategic questions for the group to explore
  • An introduction to, and experience of, several participatory methods
  • How to structure an agenda with samples of agenda designs

We chose a special location for the event – the Seacoast Science Center, which has a beautiful conference room with stone walls, overlooking the ocean, in Rye, New Hampshire.

Workshop fee is $100. Please click below to register.

If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

Register here

The Art of Working in Collaborative Ways

Monday, October 29, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Given the complex inter-related challenges our communities and organizations face, it is becoming imperative to work across disciplines, organizations, and cultures to develop workable solutions.

This workshop will build your understanding and skills participating in and leading collaborative work. You will learn:

  • Core personal and collective leadership qualities that support collaboration
  • What is means to practice “collective sensemaking”
  • The power of inquiry and listening
  • How to create the conditions that enable people and groups to do their best thinking and experience the benefits of networked ways of working together
  • Several participatory methods, and have opportunity to practice them

This workshop is the second in a series. You can attend one or the series.

We chose a special location for the event – the Seacoast Science Center, which has a beautiful conference room with stone walls, overlooking the ocean, in Rye, New Hampshire.

Workshop fee is $100. Please click below to register.

If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

Register here

The Art of Working as an Ecosystem

Thursday, November 29, 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM EDT

Activating the full potential within an organization, community, or network requires us to see how our work fits into a larger whole and how we can connect what are often fragmented “parts.” Some wisdom, collective strength, and innovative solutions can only be activated when we engage and connect all parts of an organization, community, or system.

After working with many collaborative initiatives and seeking out tools and processes, Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative, has combined what she has learned in this introductory workshop to build skills in working as an ecosystem. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Principles of how systems work
  • Practical tools to help people “see the system” and make relationships visible
  • Participatory processes for how to connect and cross-pollinate the work and wisdom of diverse perspectives
  • How and why accessing and engaging marginalized voices is critical to this work

She will share case studies and stories of collaborative initiatives to illustrate how these ideas and ways of working are being put into practice.

This workshop is the third in a series. You can attend one or the series.

We chose a special location for the event – the Seacoast Science Center, which has a beautiful conference room with stone walls, overlooking the ocean, in Rye, New Hampshire.

Workshop fee is $100. Please click below to register.

If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com – discounts are available to make this accessible to all interested.

Register here