There are clear benefits from working with others to achieve results we cannot achieve alone. But working outside of our own work unit is difficult, whether we are talking of working with different units within our own organisation, or with different organisations. The problem of ‘silos’ in organisations is thus very common.
Achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will clearly require multi-partner collaboration, as the actions necessary are beyond the control of any one group of actors, whether governments, private sector, or civil society.
Do you want to improve your skills as a leader, and learn more about the benefits and challenges of collaborative leadership? Then join us in this exclusive opportunity to engage with a renowned trainer and international civil servant, Ms. Sally Fegan Wyles, Former Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR.
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.
At the end of the course, participants should 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 workshop will be based and structured as follows:
- The 2030 Agenda and the need for collaboration;
- Barriers to collaboration in the public sector;
- Creating a culture of collaboration in your organisation;
- Leadership skills required for collaboration;
- Tools and techniques of effective collaboration for the 2030 Agenda.
Participants will be invited to take the e-learning course Collaborative Leadership before attending the workshop. Learning time for the self-paced e-learning course is 6 hours.
This workshop includes a self-paced e-learning course (optional) and three face-to-face practical sessions, which will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The workshop includes lectures and presentations with applied group work, case study analysis, role play, and discussions. At the end of the session, participants will draft a short action plan putting into practice the concepts and tools learned.
- Senior UN Staff
- Senior Diplomats Serving in Geneva
- Any other interested person in the topic is invited to apply.
An official UNITAR certificate will be delivered to each participant at the end of the workshop.