DeGroote School of Business
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The Collaborative Advantage

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May 14, 2024 to May 15, 2024

9:00 am



Time Commitment

7 hours


$795 + HST

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn how to engage people within your business using effective collaboration techniques. This course builds on the concepts learned in the Design Thinking Leadership course and covers different collaboration scenarios, desired outcomes, and workshop structures to help you design and lead your own collaboration workshops. You will also learn about different collaboration techniques and how to adapt them for in-person, online, and hybrid collaboration. Additionally, you will be introduced to best practices for facilitators to ensure a successful collaboration experience.

Why take this course?

  • Effective collaboration has become a critical success factor in today’s business landscape
  • Collaboration happens in different contexts for different purposes, so knowing how to plan and lead collaboration accordingly is an important skill for leaders at all levels
  • This course explores the growing role of collaboration in business, the opportunities and challenges of collaborating in different contexts, and the methods that are most effective in different situations
  • This interactive course provides practical methods for designing and leading effective collaborations for any situation – small vs large groups, online vs in-person, meetings vs workshops, etc.
  • You will be provided practical guidance for designing collaborations to achieve specific outcomes (e.g. generating ideas, solving problems, building alignment and decision-making, or planning), along with resources and tools that facilitate ongoing learning and skills development beyond the course

Intended For

  • Leaders at all levels
  • Those seeking to learn how to design and lead effective collaborations sessions for common business scenarios
  • Those who have taken Design Thinking Leadership and are looking for the next step.

Please note that Design Thinking Leadership is not a pre-requisite for this course but would be complementary.

Program Date

Program Starts: May 14, 2024
Program Completes: May 15, 2024

Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Key Skills

  • Understand the role of collaboration in driving innovation and problem-solving
  • Design effective session structures for collaboration workshops that align with desired outcomes
  • Customize collaboration techniques for different scenarios to achieve desired outcomes
  • Facilitate productive collaboration sessions that meet specific needs and requirements
  • Manage group dynamics by fostering constructive engagement and resolving conflicts


Courses can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs and can be delivered from anywhere in Ontario.


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Jonathan Carrigan

Instructor, Digital Transformation & Marketing

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