Friday, May 24th, 2013
Royal Motor Yacht Club
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General information about the event
The word ‘collaboration’ is on everyone’s lips these days.
It is essential for creating sustainable business and for creating a new culture of sharing and engagement.
Many say that collaboration lies at the heart of entrepreneurship.
Perhaps you, like many of us:
- are facing the complex challenge of leading and managing organisations through change?
- wonder how to manage when your authority and legitimacy are contested?
- are challenged by how to build trust and shared purpose when people feel unsafe, or when there are opposing factions, interests and cross-functional teams at work
This exciting one-day symposium is designed to provide you and your organisation with up to date knowledge about the possibilities of leadership in collaboration. It will showcase the kind of leadership that builds and sustains relationships with customers and stakeholders. The program includes opportunities to discuss, debate and integrate new ideas through participatory learning sessions.
And you will leave well-informed and ready to be innovative in unexpected ways.
What attendees at this event have in common is our aspiration to see our work become more ethical, creative, life enhancing and socially responsible. The symposium offers the opportunity to gain greater skills, knowledge and insight into the way our work can serve the long-term interests of our organisation, society, the planet and each of our selves!
Date and time
Friday 24 May
Symposium starts 9.00am. Symposium ends 4.30pm.
The symposium is being held at the beautiful Royal Motor Yacht Club in Point Piper, Sydney. The outlook is glorious and peaceful and the day includes exquisite lunch and teas. More about the venue with images can be seen here.
+61 2 9327 6828 · rmycnsw.com.au
Using the actual stories of what happened, presenters will explore the complexities and the challenges of their experiences of collaboration, in a series of case studies. Many of the presentations will include a client representative who will offer an aspect of their side of your story. The audience can thereby better appreciate the impact of the intervention.
This unique presentation style will provide a powerful learning day for all participants. Cutting-edge case studies about complex, real-life business and community is a mode of presenting that is gaining ground in both academic and in management circles as the way to influence, inspire and bring change to business.
This is an excellent way to show up the contingencies and uncertainties of collaborative efforts and therefore how to negotiate the unexpected pitfalls of collaboration with customers and communities.
Who should come?
The day is designed for those of us in management positions and for those seeking to enhance their leadership.
The symposium will be attended by leaders, senior decision makers and change agents in the fields of executive management, human resource management, corporate communication, business development, training and development and organizational development in corporations, government, education and the not for profit sector. We also expect attendance from academics, consultants, facilitators and coaches.
The presenters are leaders or professionals from government, the non-profit sector and corporations who will inspire and engage us with their experience and understanding of collaboration.
You can challenge them, wonder at their experience and be stimulated to consider how to improve your leadership practice within your own business environment. You will have the opportunity to share your skills and knowledge and emerging insights towards a greater understanding of the world of collaboration.
The day-long event includes two participatory sessions during which delegates can reflect on what they’ve heard, perhaps consider the application within their own organisations and address arising questions. These will be carefully facilitated to maximise engagement and application of learning.
Profits of the day
Please note that a percentage of profits from the day go to the innovative and collaborative organization Healthabitat. The director and architect (Australian architectural representative at 2002 Venice biennale), Paul Pholeros, will tell stories of collaborative enterprises with sustainable and healthy (body and spirit) housing in the Centre of Australia, sustainable toilets in Nepal and more.
Goals for the day
What attendees at this event have in common is an aspiration to see all of our work become more ethical, creative, life enhancing and socially responsible. The symposium offers the opportunity to gain greater skills, knowledge and insight into the way we work, towards serving the long-term interests of our organisation, society, the planet and each of our selves!
The day-long event includes two participatory sessions during which delegates can reflect on what they’ve heard, consider the application within their own organisations and address arising questions. These sessions will be carefully facilitated to maximise engagement and application of learning.
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