UPCOMING SESSION IN 2017
26 June - 14 July
While there are clear benefits from working with others to achieve results we cannot achieve alone, effective collaboration could be challenging. This workshop aims at helping leaders and decision-makers to recognise when collaboration is effective, understand some of the most common barriers to effective collaboration and be able to put in place practical measures to overcome them. It will consider what contributes to make collaboration effective, and suggest how organisations and individual managers can be effective collaborators.
The overall goal of this training session is to help leaders and decision-makers working with the United Nations to recognise when collaboration is effective, understand some of the most common barriers to effective collaboration and be able to put in place practical measures to overcome them.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe different kinds of collaboration, and the potential benefits and costs of collaboration in the context of achieving development results;
- Describe the concept of ‘effective collaboration’;
- Recognise different barriers to collaboration; and identify possible strategies, techniques and tools to overcome them;
- Improve the leadership skills necessary to promote and support collaboration;
- Develop a strategy and action plan to enhance collaboration within their area of work.
The self-paced online course contains the following modules:
- Module 1 - Introduction to collaboration
- Module 2 - Barriers to collaboration
- Module 3 - Creating a culture of collaboration
- Module 4 - Leadership skills for collaboration
- Module 5 - Tools and techniques for effective collaboration
The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. The learning activities are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner.