Radical Collaboration is a three-day highly interactive workshop designed to teach people five very practical and immediately useful skills essential to building more effective collaborative, relationships between individuals and within teams and organizations. The skills are:
The workshop objectives:
Radical Collaboration is for anyone whose circumstances have the potential for disharmony, misunderstandings and conflict, and who would like to improve their effectiveness. It is also particularly helpful for individuals responsible for creating more collaborative environments within a team or organization.
It has been presented to groups as diverse as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brio Toys of North America, the Mountain States Employers Association, The Boeing Leadership Center, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, National Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Workshop Fee: $1,200.00
Following is an outline of the workshop
We start the day with a simulation exercise designed to give people some immediate information about their own collaborative style. Approximately 30% of the time is spent in the team simulation and 70% is spent doing a detailed debriefing session with the entire class. The debriefing includes issues such as collaborative vs. competitive strategies, communication styles, trust building, intra-team issues and commitment processes.
Introduction to Five Essential Skills for Collaborative Success/ Collaborative Intention & Communication Skills: This includes a brief lecture about the five essential skills: Collaborative Intention, Truthfulness, Self-Accountability, Self-Awareness and Awareness of Others, and Problem Solving & Negotiating, and then participants practice collaborative intention and communication skills.
Defensiveness: This is a very interactive module designed to give participants more skill at dealing with their own defensiveness and replacing them with more effective strategies when they get defensive.
Interest-Based Problem Solving (usually continues over a working lunch)This session teaches Interest-Based Negotiation followed by practice using a business simulation.
Introduction to FIRO Theory: We administer the FIRO Element B instrument allowing participants to learn about their own preferences and possible rigidities in their behavior.
Self-Accountability: Participants learn to be more accountable and practice the interest-based approach for a second time.
Feedback Exercise: Participants give and receive feedback to help them become more aware of how they are perceived by others. Planning Back Home: Participants use all their new skills to work on a real problem or conflict that is current in their life. Centering exercise and end of workshop.
Green Zone Culture Group Co-Founder
Celeste Blackman is an international consultant, trainer and coach specializing in the human side of business. She also teaches communication in the Executive MBA program at the Wharton School of Business. Celeste is passionate about helping leaders and managers create high-trust work environments that result in increased productivity, performance and engagement. She employs the latest neuroscience, behavioral science and experiential learning techniques to provide brain-friendly training experiences that make a real difference. Learn more...
Green Zone Culture Group Co-Founder
Ron Luyet is an international consultant and co-author of the best-selling book Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships. For more than 30 years Ron has worked with Fortune 500 companies focusing in the areas of building trust, engagement and collaboration at work. An expert in human behavior Ron specializes in executive development, improving collaboration on work teams, and managing and resolving conflict. He is also co-founder of The Institute for Personal Change in San Francisco, which provides a structured, intensive therapeutic program for personal growth. Learn more...
Ron and Celeste have provided training to a wide variety of organizations including: Boeing, The National Cancer Institute, Shell Oil, NASA, Eli Lilly, The US Army, Proctor and Gamble, Seagram's Wine & Spirits, California School Districts, United Nations, Department of Defense, Chubb Insurance and Idaho Power.
The workshop will be held at
7235 Bonneval Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Only 25 miles from the Jacksonville International airport
September 12-14, 2012
Daily schedule is 9:00-5:00
Hampton Inn Jacksonville
Radisson Hotel Jacksonville
- Kevin Riley, Safety Engineer, NASA
- Michael, Scientist, National Cancer Institute
- Peter Reynolds, President, Brio Toys of North America
- Kathleen Stanbrough, Executive Director, Sacramento Mediation Center
- Dave Haase, Alliance Manager, Eli Lilly and Company
- Colleen Petersen, Seagate
- Michael Hunt
- Henna, Shell Oil
- Pär Larshans, Max Hamburgerrestauranger
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