Intensive dates: May 14-15-16
Accompaniment dates: May 23, May 30, June 6
Join us for Reimagining Collaboration this May, a month-long, online developmental journey where we will explore and practice shaping more transformative collaborations. The program focuses on three core collaborative capacities and ways of integrating them into your work — both in the moment with groups and in the design and preparation of collaborative spaces:
Explore different ways that people relate to collaborative work, and deepen your understanding of how to work with complexity and multiple perspectives, including storytelling.
Learn to recognize and work with the intelligence of your body and all your somatic senses when working collectively — and practice creating space for others to do the same.
Explore resourceful ways of being with strong emotions, tension, and disagreement so that you can meet those moments with clarity and care.
This program has supported organizations like Greenpeace, UN Women, Fenomenal Funds and youth climate justice activists. Our approach creates a robust, meaningful, and fun creative learning environment, while also integrating reflection and feedback for your individual developmental journey. Throughout the month, you’ll spend time practicing new skills and connecting with other participants who are also working towards building better collaborations for a more just and life-sustaining world.
Develop a deeper awareness of your own habits and patterns when collaborating, including strengths and areas to work on
Practice techniques for working with multiple perspectives, storytelling, and conflict and tension in a group
Explore strategies for staying open and connected in collective spaces by recognizing your somatic responses
Build confidence recognizing and responding to what a group needs, both in the moment and through design
Apply your learning through role plays and facilitation exercises
Identify and work towards specific developmental goals with the support of a coach and a small group of peers
Connect and learn with a supportive global community that understands your context and shares similar challenges
Access a digital portfolio of resources, tools, and practices you can adapt to your unique context
Reimagining Collaboration is a month-long virtual program, starting with three half-day sessions (called the Intensive), followed by three weekly 90-minute accompaniment sessions.
Participants will also have access to all program tools and resources through Spring’s online Leadership Lab.
Join with your team to optimize impact. Together you will establish:
Start building awareness of your habitual patterns in collaborations and spend time practicing designing and holding spaces for multiple stories and perspectives.
Explore how you experience conflict, deal with common tensions that arise in collaborations, and practice new approaches for moving through disagreement and stuckness in resourceful ways.
Put everything together and work with a small peer group and a coach to identify new facilitation moves you want to try out and develop a plan for keeping momentum in your developmental journey.
With weekly online sessions and assignments, you’ll have opportunities to integrate your learnings into your daily work. Practice trying new facilitation moves, reflect further on your own patterns, and dig deeper into the different themes and topics that inspire you with continued support from your cohort and instructors.
This is for organizations based in the Global North or with an annual budget above US$2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with access to wealth or with an annual income over US$70,000. Payment at this rate covers the costs of the program and allows for a contribution to support the participation of organizations and individuals with less access to wealth.
This is for organizations with an annual budget above US$1-2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with an annual income of US$50,000 - US$70,000.
This is for organizations with an annual budget of under US$1 million. It’s also designed for individuals with an annual income of under US$50,000. Payment at this rate covers 50% of total costs.
Click on our most frequently asked questions to learn more about who this program is for, whether you should join with your team, and program costs.
Throughout the year we offer both in-person and virtual versions of Reimagining Collaboration. This program will be held entirely online. For our other program offerings throughout the year, please go to our events page.
Part of the reason we have focused this program on “collaboration” is because we believe that collaborating well involves everyone in the room, not just the person who is leading, structuring, or facilitating the space. This program is all about building self-awareness, practicing new skills, and working towards personal developmental goals related to group work. Even if you have never led a meeting before, this program will equip you with new skills and confidence engaging more meaningfully in collaboration.
The more experience working with groups that you bring to your cohort, the deeper our conversations can be. Our program does integrate practical tools and approaches that may or may not be familiar to you; however, our approach to the training is centered around both peer learning and personal development. So even if you are an experienced facilitator, this program will still support you in identifying specific developmental areas for you to strengthen and deepen your practice.
This program is great for individuals, but joining with other members of your team can deepen your understanding of how you work together. This program is particularly helpful in offering shared language and concepts that will enable you to discuss how you collaborate as a team, articulate internal tensions, and practice new ways of working together in a no-stakes environment.
We frequently offer discounts for teams of 3 or more participants joining. If you are interested, please reach out to email@example.com.
The program fee covers the cost of all program materials and sessions, including: the three-day Intensive, online accompaniment, and access to the online Learning Lab.
We offer sliding scale rates for all our programs. If the full cost rate is inaccessible to you, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will discuss what might be possible.