Keystone’s Common Higher Ground Workshop has gone virtual! Now more than ever the world needs leaders who can bridge silos, organizations, and sectors to get things done. To meet this need, Keystone has produced an online version of our Common Higher Ground workshop, which trains professionals in all sectors how to harness the power of collaborative decision-making.
Many pressing problems cannot be solved sustainably by one person or party. The workshop is designed for leaders and emerging leaders who need to build a shared vision in the face of apparent differences, whether within a single organization, between organizations, within a community, or across society.
Participants will learn collaborative skills and strategies to increase effectiveness at reaching across silos, convening effective teams, and listening and responding to colleagues, constituents, communities, and other stakeholders. The workshop features learning and practice for each crucial stage of collaborative decision-making, and guides participants in building a toolkit of responses to difficult or sensitive situations.
By the end of this workshop, participants should:
- Feel confident in assessing whether a problem is appropriate for collaboration, and in discerning whose participation is necessary for success.
- Know how to prepare for a challenging discussion and be ready for a range of potential outcomes.
- Feel practiced at generating and refining options on the way to workable solutions.
- Have a toolkit of strategies to deal with difficult personalities and tactics, and to work through impasses and misunderstandings.
- Understand common breakdowns in communication and professional relationships and how to get them back on track.
About the Common Higher Ground Workshop (PDF)
Format: Online Workshop
Dates: This year’s online workshop will take place from May 19-June 4, 2020, including the following sessions:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Mountain Time (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
- Two individual coaching sessions scheduled around participant availability
Tuition: $300 ($200 for government, nonprofit, and academic)
For more information, contact Jonathan Geurts, firstname.lastname@example.org, (970) 760-0720