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Fostering Collaborative and Creative Organizations

How can leaders create a culture where all team members feel comfortable sharing their ideas? Learn about common barriers that make it difficult for colleagues to be creative, and how we can overcome these barriers to create a culture of collaboration.

Key Program Information
Series Change Leadership Series
Delivery Format Hybrid

Encourage a Culture of Collaboration

As the pace of change increases, an organization’s continued success depends on leaders who can build cultures where collaboration flourishes and creative ideas are easily exchanged. Deeply entrenched beliefs and workplace practices exist in many organizations that hinder creativity and eliminate collaboration. In this online workshop, we’ll examine the common organizational culture attributes that inhibit collaboration and creativity, and share strategies leaders can use to build the collaborative cultures that will ensure their organizations thrive in an increasingly changing world. 

Program format: Live web stream + Discussion Board. Plus, up to an hour of one-on-one consultation for each participant.

After completing this online workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers that inhibit collaboration in their organization.
  • Take steps to encourage creative, inclusive and efficient problem solving and decision making.
  • Find mutual benefit and purpose in situations where conflicting views, disparate goals, and incongruent motives exist.
  • Form project and functional work teams that are engaged and perform effectively right out of the gate and through the duration of the effort.

Session Dates: 

  • Pre‐work given on July 14
  • First live streaming webinar on July 21, 1 - 2:30 PM CDT.
  • Second live streaming webinar on July 28

*Attendees have up to three weeks to schedule a one-hour coaching session with instructor Allison Cooley after the second webinar

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for mid to upper-level leaders at businesses and organizations. This is an excellent next-step for those who have completed UWEC Continuing Education’s Supervisory Management Program.

Instructors

  • Headshot of instructor of assertiveness training Allison Cooley

    As Founder and CEO of Effectability, LLC, Allison Cooley brings 25+ years of senior leadership, organization development, facilitation and business ownership experience to her workshops. Her enthusiastic, engaging style and deep knowledge of people and organization systems have inspired thousands of leaders and team members at hundreds of organizations to communicate more effectively, better manage change and conflict, build stronger relationships, create productive, resilient cultures and get things done. Allison holds a Certified Executive Coach designation from the Center for Executive Coaching, is a Board Certified Coach (Center for Credentialing and Education), is a Myers‐Briggs practitioner (CAPT) and is DiSC certified (Wiley). She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Eau Claire and her master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units ( 6 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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