Who’s it for?
Foundation Mindsets & Muscles is for anyone responsible for leading and facilitating collaboration within their organisation and/or across the organisational boundary with other individuals and groups.
Given the non-hierarchical nature of collaboration, you may be a leader or specialist but you will be charged with delivering on a strategic or cultural drive for collaboration.
Why is it important?
In the face of accelerating change, every organisation, no matter their size or industry, is calling out for greater agility, responsiveness and innovation. Collaboration is the answer to this call; collaboration within teams, across teams, between organisations and even between competitors.
This increasing demand for collaboration brings with it new challenges for leaders and everyone involved in collaborative work; challenges to our traditional business models, organisational structures and beliefs about positional power and value creation.
What is it?
Foundation Mindsets & Muscles is designed for people who are responsible for leading and facilitating collaborative relationships and ways of working.
This two-day workshop brings people from different organisations together as a collaborative community to share their experiences and insights, understand how to set collaboration up for success from the get go and learn the foundation mindsets (beliefs and mental models) and muscles (leadership practices) to begin to cultivate effective collaboration.
Why is this programme different?
Blacksmith takes a ‘fully human’ approach to the development of people and organisations. This means that in this workshop we will focus not just on the skills and frameworks for leading collaboration but also the ways in which our human nature and the social system of any group can support or side-line collaboration efforts.
This will be a practical, dialogue based workshop that allows you to reflect on, connect with and share your own experience, learn from the experience of others, and contextualise new tools, skills and concepts within your own organisational and personal reality.