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An Introductory Workshop:

Collaboration in Complexity

This 3-hour gamified workshop helps groups get a better understanding of what it really takes to work well together. Introducing key concepts around working in complexity as a way to shift our shared understanding and approach to collaboration. 

Collaboration is an overused and misunderstood concept...
we’re here to change that. 

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that there’s power in collaboration; we’re all doing it all the time. The problem is that we need to be a lot better at it, given the complexity of the challenges we face in our organisations and beyond. 

Collaboration can often be idealised by the belief that if we put aside our differences and work constructively together, then everything will be great - as if that were an easy thing to do. Yet collaboration, at its core, requires us to work with difference to spark innovation and change. And it’s not easy.

About the workshop

 

The participatory nature of the workshop, with no lengthy speakers or wordy slides, is designed to help participants get into their real experiences and take ownership of their collaboration around real challenges.


The workshop will guide you through the following:

  • Making (some) sense of Complexity
- an exploratory activity to learn more about this multifaceted concept.
  • Being, Thinking, Doing, Relating
    - an immersive experience into the different ways we can notice, think and act differently together.
  • So what?
    - identifying what’s required individually and collectively to make a difference in your group.

Participants leave with a greater understanding of collaboration and complexity, how to nurture stronger relationships, and become better equipped to tackle their complex challenges.

For teams and leadership groups wanting to think about, and become better at, how they work together.

Hint: If you've got collaboration as one of your organisational values or priorities... this is probably a good workshop for you!

PS. We also run open sessions of this workshop. If you're interested in forming a group with others who are curious about complexity, sign up below.

The workshop is a 3-hour interactive session that can be delivered in person or online.

1 facilitator for 6-10 participants
2 facilitators for up to 20 participants

We will have a call ahead of the workshop to find out a bit more about your group and organisational context. 

We will have a follow-up conversation post-workshop to share our observations and give you suggestions for how to keep this collaborative spirit alive.

The workshop's costs vary depending on the number of people and whether it is in-person or virtual.

If you're interested in this workshop at your organisation, school, or group, get in touch, and we can share more information. 

🌎 We donate 1% to environmental projects as part of our 1% for the planet commitment.

✨"Stimulating workshop with good insight to collaboration - great energy in the room."

✨" It created a space to think and see things differently. I appreciated the care and respect for and between everyone."

✨"RISE are ‘something else’ and ‘something extra’. They really do the work and are experts."

✨"It was great to get the group together, to take some time to stop, reflect, and really think about things that we take for granted every day!"

Why this workshop?


There are plenty of workshops and webinars on these topics, but three things make this different:

 

It’s theory based - our work draws from leading knowledge of social complexity theories and behavioural sciences. Academic research papers take time to read, which we’re guessing you don’t have, so we make the latest understanding of these concepts accessible in a few engaging hours. 

 

It’s effective - the workshop is highly engaging by design and isn’t a lecture, so you can’t just sit and listen (or zone out!). Through the gamified format, you will collaborate with fellow participants to complete simple exercises, which help to deepen your understanding and connection to the experience of collaboration in complexity. 

 

It’s relevant - rather than spending too much time on abstract concepts, we help you get into your real experiences as quickly as possible. This way, you’re applying the insights to your current challenges and leaving with ideas for how to work differently going forward.

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Book this workshop

We love running this experience for groups. To find out more or to book this workshop, complete the form, and we’ll be in touch.

Here are some of the things people have said about the workshop:

✨"Stimulating workshop with good insight to collaboration - great energy in the room."

✨"It created a space to think and see things differently. I appreciated the care and respect for and between everyone."

✨"RISE are ‘something else’ and ‘something extra’. They really do the work and are experts."

✨"It was great to get the group together, to take some time to stop, reflect, and really think about things that we take for granted every day!"