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Collaboration Handbook : Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey

Collaboration Handbook : Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey - 94 edition

Collaboration Handbook : Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780940069039

ISBN10: 0940069032

Collaboration Handbook : Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey by Michael Barry Winer and Karen Ray - ISBN 9780940069039
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Wilder Foundation
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International: No
Collaboration Handbook : Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey by Michael Barry Winer and Karen Ray - ISBN 9780940069039

ISBN13: 9780940069039

ISBN10: 0940069032

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94

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Summary

This is your complete guide to putting together a collaboration that gets results! You'll see how to get a collaboration going, define the results you're after, determine everyone's roles, create an action plan, and evaluate the results. Includes a case study, worksheets, and special sidebars with helpful tips such as what to do at your first meeting.

Work together...and get greater results!

Here's how to overcome obstacles to create a successful collaboration! Whether you're working on homelessness or building a rural farm cooperative, the Collaboration Handbook tells you what to expect and how to meet challenges in a way that strengthens your group and the results you're after. You'll learn how (and why) to:

*Find and attract the right people
*Build trust among diverse groups
*Change conflict into cooperation
*Select the best structure for your collaboration
*Keep people involved, enthusiastic, and motivated
*Energize your supporters with a powerful collaborative vision
*Deepen the roots of collaboration for lasting success
*Practical, interactive tools keep your collaboration on track

Written by Michael Winer and Karen Ray, nationally recognized consultants in collaboration and organizational development, the Collaboration Handbook takes you step-by-step through the entire process. This unique handbook shows you:

*How to know if collaboration is the best way to accomplish your goals
*How to get started and keep up the momentum
*Whether your collaboration has the necessary ingredients to succeed
*How to manage the four stages of collaboration
*When it makes sense to test the waters with a pilot project

Plus, you also get:

*A case study following one collaboration from start to finish
*Sixteen worksheets to help you solve problems, plan successful strategies, and document your progress
*Special sidebars with helpful tips such as what to do at your first meeting, and how mandated collaborations can succeed
*And much more!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use This Book

PART I HOW DO WE BEGIN?

Let's Share a Story
The Scene
The Story


PART II HOW DO WE SET FORTH?

Let's Check the Lay of the Land
Understand Collaboration
Explore a Metaphor


PART III HOW DO WE JOURNEY TOGETHER?

Let's Explore the Four Stages of Collaboration
Stage 1: Envision Results by Working Individual-to-Individual
Bring People Together (Challenge 1A)
Enhance Trust (Challenge 1B)
Confirm Our Vision (Challenge 1C)
Specify Desired Results (Challenge 1D)

Stage 2: Empower Ourselves by Working Individual-to-Organization
Confirm Organizational Roles (Challenge 2A)
Resolve Conflicts (Challenge 2B)
Organize the Effort (Challenge 2C)
Support the Members (Challenge 2D)

Stage 3: Ensure Success by Working Organization-to-Organizations
Manage the Work (Challenge 3A)
Create Joint Systems (Challenge 3B)
Evaluate the Results (Challenge 3C)
Renew the Effort (Challenge 3D)

Stage 4: Endow Continuity by Working Collaboration-to-Community
Create Visibility (Challenge 4A)
Involve the Community (Challenge 4B)
Change the System (Challenge 4C)
End the Collaboration (Challenge 4D)

PART IV HOW DO WE END?

Appendix A: Research on Nineteen Factors Influencing Successful Collaborations
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Documentation Forms/Worksheets

Index