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
Exchanging information for
In addition, altering activities to achieve a common purpose
In addition, sharing resources (e.g., staff, finances, space,
In addition, learning from each other to enhance each other’s capacity
Completely merging operations, administrative structures, and budgets. The constituent parts are no longer discernable
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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