Taking the Pain Out of Collaboration: Tips & Best Practices
What you'll learn
- Tools, templates, and techniques for leading (and participating) in a cross-team collaboration
- Explore the organizing principles of cross-team collaboration
- Create a strong foundation for a high-impact collaboration
- Master the best practices that will improve effectiveness of your collaborations
- Wrap up your collaboration to extract maximum value for you and your organization
- Students should have basic communication skills and some level of experience working in a team environment.
- Students may or may not be in a position to lead or participate in a cross-team collaboration initiative.
You got tapped by your boss to join a project focused on a new idea that will take your company to new heights. You will be working with people from across the organization to ensure the idea has a leg. You should be excited, but you only feel a pit in your stomach as you worry about how to successfully collaborate across teams. Ugh!
Don’t worry, I’m here to help you through it! I created this practical Udemy course to prepare you to lead or participate in a cross-team collaboration. This course includes step-by-step guidance about what to do before, during and after a cross-team collaboration. In my course, I am sharing the same frameworks and protocols that helped me successfully navigate my years working with companies including: American Express, Lexus, Marriott, Fidelity, and Fast Company. What’s more, by the end of this course you will understand why strong collaboration skills can help build your professional network, expand your business knowledge and fuel your career growth.
Specifically, this course will show you how to:
Design comprehensive goals and performance measures for your collaboration
Develop a communications and reporting protocol
Solicit participants and experts for your collaboration
Establish a timeline and progress markers
Invite and engage senior leaders in your project
Create a strong team culture for your collaboration
Keep track of the team’s roles and responsibilities
Communicate clearly with stakeholders invested in your project
Set clear goals and expectations for the team
Wrap up a collaboration for maximum impact
Successfully collaborating with others has never been more important than right now. Combatting the COVID-19 global pandemic has required businesses of all types to bring people and resources together to solve challenges threatening lives and livelihoods. We are clearly better together.
But even before the pandemic, The World Economic Forum and Deloitte cited collaboration and partnership as critical success-drivers in business. Forward-thinking organizations are seeking professionals with more “human skills” such as: critical thinking, creativity, initiative, persuasion and negotiation. These are the skills that cut down on political-posturing, land-grabbing and other patterns that destroy organizations.
Collaboration with others is an excellent way to strengthen your “human skills” and in turn, build your career and marketability.
This course is filled with personal anecdotes from my decades of experience building strategic partnerships between Fortune 500 companies. I also provide clear guidance on what to do before, during and after a cross-team collaboration project and practical exercises that you can implement in your next group project.
Enroll today to elevate your collaboration acumen — the leadership skill of the future!
Who this course is for:
- Employees at any size company or level who want to be prepared to lead or participate in a cross-team collaboration.
- You might be a junior manager to junior vice president level in your organization but have had limited collaboration experience up until now. You have been asked to lead or to participate in a cross-team collaboration, but don’t know how it all works. You are uncertain about the “rules of collaboration.”
- You want to build your confidence and practical knowledge about how to be successful in collaborative environments.
Stacey Staaterman is a Certified Professional Coach (Leadership, Career) and Communications Consultant. She is a member of the FORBES Coaches Council — an invitation-only cohort of business, career, and leadership coaches.
Recognized by BUSINESS INSIDER as one of the Most Innovative Coaches, Stacey works with people seeking more fulfillment, happiness, and reward from their career and professional pursuits — and organizations committed to elevating employee engagement and leadership skills building.
Stacey is a regularly featured leadership and career expert appearing in Forbes, Fortune, Men's Health, and The Wall Street Journal.
Stacey has coached executives and high-potentials at organizations including Google, Meredith Corporation, Egon Zehnder, Mercer Healthcare, New York University, Chanel, Random House, LVMH, Sesame Street Workshop, Novartis, Prudential, Consumer Reports, Fortune, Post Foods, Time Inc., StartUp Institute, Marsh & McLennan, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab, Random House, Blackstone, Deloitte, Legal Zoom, Bloomberg Media, and EY.
Prior to becoming a professional coach and consultant, Stacey held leadership positions in the advertising and media industry for more than 20 years – with companies including American Express, Time Warner, Fast Company, Meredith Corporation, and Scholastic.
Stacey is a PCC-level Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Master Practitioner of the E.L.I. (Energy Leadership Index) through top-ranked coach academy, iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) headquartered in New Jersey. She is certified in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessment.
Stacey received her B.S. in Advertising from Syracuse University (S.I. Newhouse School of Communications) and she completed digital media course work from Rutgers University.