You want your work to be bigger than yourself which means leaving your comfort zone and sharing control. Although collaboration is difficult you’ll find it easier with practice. This monthly workshop is a catalyst that connects you to people and inspires creativity.
• Learn from guest speakers Penny Walker (author, Working Collaboratively) and Laura Robertson (Clinical Psychologist, Positive Punch) about what works and what doesn’t.
• Practice techniques and learn skills in a safe space (game-storming, improvisation, listening).
• Share your ideas with peers and plan your collaboration programme.
Register now by choosing "RSVP". Tickets £10 (Impact Hub members: two drinks are included).
The Collaboration Workshop is organised by Impact Hub King’s Cross and #dareconf—people skills for digital workers.
Penny Walker: How to address sustainability by collaborating with others
Your organisation can’t solve big sustainability challenges on its own. But what if you collaborated with others? Collaboration means sharing decisions, resources, risks... and control. It means trusting others, sharing your weaknesses as well as your strengths and taking the time to find win-wins (or compromises). It requires a leap of faith, because you never know what will emerge from the chaotic early steps.
In this workshop session Penny Walker—author of Working Collaboratively—will share the essence of successful collaboration:
• learn three characteristics that make collaboration different to working by yourself, and
• identify what you really want to get out of collaborating.
Laura Robertson: transforming mental health services for excluded young people
Positive Punch is a collaboration between Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Camden Council Integrated Youth Support Services, CAMHS (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) and a charity called MAC-UK (see video below). Young people set up projects that provide opportunities for them to engage with staff and receive support to improve their mental health and wellbeing that is both acceptable and accessible to them, using the Intergrate model.
Laura Robertson will share the challenges and lessons they learned from creating Positive Punch together. She’ll also open the discussion out for others to share what worked for them in similar situations.
• 6:30pm Arrive, get a drink
• 6:45pm Welcome
• 7:00pm Penny Walker: How to address sustainability by collaborating with others
• 7:30pm Break (get another drink)
• 7:45pm Laura Robertson: transforming mental health services for excluded young people
• 8:05pm Listening exercise
• 8:30pm Group discussion (barriers, solutions, next steps)
• 8:50pm Networking and drinks