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Workshop: Collaboration 2.0--Developing High Perf. & Sustainable Teams

  • May 9, 2008 · 9:00 AM
  • Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park Campus

Based on the book "Collaboration 2.0" by David Coleman and Stewart Levine

WORKSHOP TITLE: Collaboration 2.0--Developing High Performance and Sustainable Collaboration within Distributed Teams
WHEN: May 9, 2008, 9am-5pm
Where: Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park Campus (15 Network Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025), Bldg 11.
COST: $99 until May 7th, $125 from May 8th
NOTE: Cost includes an autographed copy of the book "Collaboration 2.0"
REGISTER: RSVP in the space above
MAKE PAYMENT: Use this url or pay with PayPal ---
NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop!
Please bring your computer with high-speed Internet connectivity

Why Spend A Day With Us:
After completing this workshop, you will walk away with the ability to use specific tools and processes that will enable "collaborative leverage." You will also understand which collaborative tools and interpersonal techniques can be applied to make virtual collaborations successful. Specifically, you will leave the day with:
1) A free-autographed copy of the book "Collaboration 2.0"
2) Hands-on experience using Collaboration 2.0 Tools
3) Knowing what Collaboration 2.0 tools are best to use in each situation
4) Six critical business processes that have "collaborative leverage"
5) New tools that are becoming available for mobile professionals
6) A communication toolbox of essential skills for the Collaboration 2.0 world
7) A Mind Map of the "Cycle of Resolution" and how it applies to the Web 2.0 world
8) "Resolutionary" thinking for the Web 2.0 World
9) Ten-essential elements for crafting "Agreements for Results" that help to avoid conflict in virtual interactions
10) Exploring the tools and technologies on the horizon for Collaboration 3.0

Specific Learning Objectives:
1) Understanding the development of virtual communication
2) Knowing available collaboration tools and choices
3) Hands-on understanding of: blogs, wikis, online communities, virtual team spaces, 3D collaborative environments, social networks, web conferences, screen sharing, application sharing, etc.
4) Understanding the challenges of virtual communication, coordination and collaboration
5) Benchmarking your group, department, or enterprise
6) Learning what the right tools are for the right types of conversations
7) Understanding the real costs of miscommunication and conflict
8) Understanding the value of effective communication
9) Understanding the challenges of building high performance virtual teams
10) Building an interpersonal communication skills toolbox for the virtual world
11) Building trust and developing explicit expectations
12) Developing beginners competence in crafting Agreements for Results
13) Developing beginners competence using the 'Cycle of Resolution' as a tool for overcoming communication challenges NOTE: During the day, we will also cover, Mash-ups, best practices, team tools and techniques and critical elements for success.

David Coleman, Founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies (, has been involved with groupware, collaborative technologies, knowledge management (KM), online communities and social networks since 1989. He is a thought leader, frequent public speaker, industry analyst, and author of books and magazine articles on these topics. He has worked with a wide range of collaboration vendors including IBM/Lotus, Microsoft, Macromedia, Adobe, Intuit, EMC and Oracle, and helped them with strategy, positioning, or demand generation projects. He also works with end-user organizations to help them select collaboration technologies, and most recently working with them on "collaborative consolidation" within the enterprise, building online communities and creating a variety of social networks. David also works with distributed teams (across organizational boundaries) to make them high-performance teams. Stewart Levine is a "Resolutionary." His innovative work with "Agreements for Results" and his "Cycle of Resolution" are unique. "Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration" was an Executive Book Club Selection; Featured by Executive Book Summaries; named one of the 30 Best Business Books of1998; and called "a marvelous book" by Dr. Stephen Covey. It has been translated into Russian, Hebrew and Portuguese. "The Book of Agreement" has been endorsed by many thought leaders; called "more practical" than the classic "Getting to Yes;" and named one of the best books of 2003 by CEO Refresher. He consults to many government agencies, fortune 500 company's, professional associations and organizations of all sizes. He teaches communication and collaboration skills for the American Management Association.

You can learn more about the presenters and their book "Collaboration 2.0" at this url.

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  • RobM

    Best part was the take-away material. The in-class exercises and presentation skills of the the session leaders need improvement.

    May 16, 2008

  • Fred S.

    Excellent content and format. Would like a bit more discussion of the tools. Perhaps reduce total number of topics for a 1 day program

    May 10, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Poor logistics, even with a problem finding the entrance. Poorly organized -- no sense of planning for the day, very poor time management. Poorly presented -- lots of jargon, with little explanation. Did not match what was advertised: "hand-on session" -- almost none, and what there was was again badly organized and not helpful; "learn core tools" - virtually nothing more than references to tools; virtually no demonstrations or explanations. Lots of theory of group collaboration but little real tutorial meat in how things are different online.

    May 9, 2008

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