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Improving lives requires
people working together.

By hosting diverse people and groups in co-creating a better future we can create real lasting systemic change. Creating change requires a collaborative spirit with shared decision-making, shared resources, and shared accountability. 

Collaboration is a continuum

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NETWORKING
Exchanging information for

mutual benefit

COORDINATING
In addition, altering activities to achieve a common purpose

COOPERATING

 In addition, sharing resources (e.g., staff, finances, space,

instrumentation)

COLLABORATING
In addition, learning from each other to enhance each other’s capacity

 INTEGRATING

Completely merging operations, administrative structures, and budgets. The constituent parts are no longer discernable

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Adapted from Mashek, D. (June, 2015). “Capacities and Institutional Supported Needed along the Collaboration Continuum.” A presentation to the Academic Deans Committee of The Claremont Colleges, Claremont. CA

Collaboration requires leaders to be purpose-driven, trustworthy, humble, and intentional as they traverse the chaordic path – the space between chaos and order. 

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