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Facilitation for Successful Collaboration

Liz Ogilvie The Collective
Caragh Dewis The Collective
5th December 2018 9:30 am
5th December 2018 4:30 pm
Park Plaza County Hall London, 1 Addington St, London SE1 7RY, United Kingdom   View map
0131 357 9854

£420.00 inc. VAT

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Draft agenda

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome and introductions

16.30 Finish

Event Details

We understand that there is increasing pressure on University Research Departments to initiate collaborations between diverse groups of academics, industry and community representatives to develop multidisciplinary and innovative research ideas, networks and projects.

This course is designed to help research managers and administrators to develop the facilitation plans and skills to effectively manage the process of initiating such collaborations through short meetings. These plans will enable participants to facilitate productive interactions that deliver creative ideas and the start of networks which will ultimately result in innovative and successful research proposals.

We will share with you our experience of facilitating collaborative workshops as well as some of the practical tools and techniques that we use in the workshops that we are asked to plan and facilitate. We understand the importance of being as effective as possible within the short timescales available.

The course includes:

  • Pre workshop questionnaire
  • 1-day workshop
  • Post -workshop guide – a summary of tools and techniques and a draft workshop planning template

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Developed an awareness of how to influence and inspire people to engage and collaborate, using practical tools and methods.
  • Experienced some well tested tools and strategies for engaging diverse type of groups and people.
  • Explored the planning process and strategies for managing an effective short workshop

The agenda will be tailored in response to the needs expressed in the pre-course questionnaires. We will also ask you to bring to the workshop an idea for a collaborative event that you might want to facilitate.

Target Audience

This course is open to anyone who is responsible for bringing diverse groups of people together to collaborate.

Technical Knowledge Workshop

This event is a Technical Knowledge Workshop. Technical Knowledge Workshops focus on helping delegates to acquire the knowledge and behaviours required to undertake particular aspects of their role. Delegates can expect to hear form a recognised expert(s) in the topic area and can include individual and group activities and discussion.

E-delegate Packs

As part of your ARMA delegate experience we like to give you a pack of everything you will need for your training event. A couple of days prior to the workshop you will be attending, we will send you an information pack about ARMA, a programme for you to print out for the day and a delegate list of your fellow attendees. You may also receive presentations prior to the event if our speakers consent to this however, this is not guaranteed due to the nature of each workshop.

You can find all other information on your speakers, the venue and what you will come away with from our website.


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