Collaboration: Unlock Your Organization's Impact Potential

Date02/22/2018   |   Time9:30 am - 4:30 pm  

Huntington Bank Room Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
325 Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604
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Contact: Toni Shoola, Associate Director
Phone: 419-241-9513

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This workshop is eligible for 6 hours in the Organizational Management Track of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Approval Pending for 6.0 CFRE credits.

Workshop description: 
Do you know collaborating will deepen your organization’s impact but you don’t know where to start? Collaborations mature and change; guiding those changes carefully helps partners renew their commitment and change systems and roles to enhance everyone's work.

During this workshop we will:

  • Identify the key factors which contribute to a collaboration's success
  • Evaluate your collaboration's needs, or plan the start of a new collaboration
  • Discuss the process to create common vision and develop a work plan to fulfill that vision
  • Discuss the skills necessary for building collaborations
  • What to do when conflict emerges
  • Engage in Appreciative Inquiry, a process that describes the strengths a partnership can build upon
  • Appraise your collaboration's process and its accomplishments
  • Prepare for collaborating in the funding and business climate of 2018

Target Audience:
Non-profit leaders and anyone who engages in collaboration.

Presenter's Bio:
Karen Ray is a recognized authority in building and sustaining collaborative ventures. Her experiences in the 1970's as executive director of a literacy-focused agency mandated to collaborate by state and federal funders led to seminal research in collaboration. Since 1983 she has combined this 
collaborative experience with her training expertise to problemsolve with agencies involved in joint ventures. Karen has helped to found dozens of 
collaborations and consulted with hundreds of others across the United States during the last 33 years.

Karen also holds a Masters Degree in organization development from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and a Bachelors Degree from the 
College of St. Catherine. 

Karen Ray is President of Karen Ray Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in training and organization development for community, 
non-profit and government agencies. 

Event Logistics:

  • Workshop registration starts at 9:15 am.
  • The cost of the workshop does not include lunch.
  • A map of lunch options will be provided in an email sent to you prior to the workshop.
  • Workshop slides will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • Morning coffee will be provided.
  • Water will be provided throughout the day.


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