After you complete this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the definition of collaboration
- Distinguish collaborative qualities individuals often possess
- Know and understand what it takes to work collaboratively with your colleagues
- Discover the difference between collaboration, cooperation and teamwork
- Know what a collaborative environment looks like
- Know the six steps to make collaboration work
- Understand the advantages of collaboration
- Be aware of obstacles to collaboration
- Develop strategies to improve a collaborative work environment
- Share tips for employers to reward collaboration
- Understand how technology affects collaboration
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Collaboration is increasingly important as we become more connected around the globe. In this session, you will understand what collaboration means and the qualities collaborators possess.
Elements of Successful Collaboration
Collaboration is essential in any organization and almost every job requires it. Here you will learn what elements are involved in a successful collaboration and the six predictable stages to make collaboration work. In addition, you will distinguish between collaboration, teamwork and co-operation.
Benefits of Collaboration
There are several advantages and benefits when you collaborate with colleagues. You will learn how your workspace and organizational culture affects collaboration. In addition, you will learn there are several benefits of collaborating with colleagues and the two key factors that impact the collaborative workspace.
Collaboration is affected by obstacles. In this session, you will learn the common collaborative obstacles and tips to overcome them.
Technology and Collaboration
Collaboration is increasingly achieved in a digital workplace. There are technological strategies that fit every budget, specification and requirements. This session covers how the implementation of technology can facilitate collaboration.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.