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Workshop: How to be a Better Collaborator – with Mansa CoLabs at Creative Colony (June)
June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop is for social changemakers, advocates, entrepreneurs and even intrapreneurs within organizations who know the power of strong collaborations for greater collective impact and want practical tools to improve their skills in this area.
By the end of this workshop you will:
- Understand the importance of good collaborations and the cost of bad collaborations
- Recognize the 3 main characteristics of good collaborators and obtain skills to develop them
- Develop a personalized collaboration plan to guide you in your future collaborations
Light breakfast and coffee will also be served
Collaboration and sustainable partnership building are critical skills needed in all organizations, businesses and movements. While everyone acknowledges the need for these skills, very few people know how to become better collaborators or that there are right and wrong ways of doing “partnership”. This workshop guides participants through an informative and interactive educational experience while providing practical skills to improve their collaborations.
Watch promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ojf35bjBIE
About the Presenter
This workshop is facilitated by Ms. Joy Spencer, MA who has over 13 years of experience in consumer policy advocacy, strategic planning, community engagement and partnership development on a variety of issues ranging from access to essential medicines, HIV-prevention education and online privacy. The workshop draws inspiration from lessons learned in both professional and volunteer work in fields where navigating constant coalition building and collaboration among a diverse group of actors was the norm.
Currently Ms. Spencer is a Communications and Outreach Strategy Specialist on the World Bank Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment and Trade Study. Ms. Spencer provides critical strategic direction and logistical execution for the study’s community outreach which is designed to engage the Sierra Leone diaspora on their perceptions of the challenges and opportunities to investing in Sierra Leone post-Ebola. Ms. Spencer studied Economics at the College of William and Mary and received a Masters in International Educational Development at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
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