What you will learn:

We are wired for connection and relationships. In collaborative spaces, the assumption is often that this fundamental human need for relationships is automatically at work when teams work on a project. What happens with a team that is operating across multiple countries? Or a decentralized team with many leaders? Come and learn how you can intentionally design for and activate collaboration regardless of a team's makeup.

Collaboration is not simply working together to achieve a goal. Collaboration is a strategy! Working collaboratively in this new age of globally connected teams can be frustrating and complicated. However, this does not have to be the case. Ambiguity, tension, and diversity of thought are some of the levers of opportunity for effective team collaboration.

In this interactive Elective, you will learn how to design a powerful collaborative strategy, In part by selecting the structures to facilitate successful solutions. To truly innovate, we must work across constellations of difference, learn to better get along, and use creative teaming strategies to accomplish bold goals and amazing outcomes.

About the instructor:

Sharon Asonganyi, PhD, MPH, (aka Dr. Shar) is a trained International Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the design, facilitation, and evaluation of equitable and inclusive systems and organizations. She has expertise in translating multicultural research to create accessible applied practice within human systems and organizations. Dr. Shar uses emergent responsive community practices to develop tools, processes, and protocols, to significantly enhance organizational effectiveness and impact with a keen focus on equity and inclusion. She has completed work in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa, Germany, and Kenya. Dr. Shar is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist who helps organizations move beyond your standard knowledge-based training instances to operationalizing DEI so that it leads to transformational outcomes for each human and the collective. She is skilled at integrating research, synthesizing trends, and implementing best practices into organizational operations, program development, learning supports, training curricula, tool creation, and metrics management. She also has an extensive background in public health interventions providing capacity build and technical assistance to community-based organizations, nonprofits, peer support groups, hospitals, and health departments in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Shar is a 1.5 generation immigrant from Cameroon and a first-gen PhD graduate. As a lifelong learner, she is on a journey to fully occupy her space in this world. Her favorite questions are "What if...", "How might we...", and "Why not..." which reflect her values rooted in curiosity, authenticity, accountability, and wisdom.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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