CoCreative Fall Training Series

CoCreative Fall Training Series

Dear friends, colleagues, and systems change leaders,

We’re pleased to announce several training courses for fall, 2020. We’ve taken the foundational content from our in-person courses and reimagined and redesigned them for the virtual space to ensure the same experiental, interactive, and engaging workshop experience you’ve come to expect from us.

We’re excited by the added value that the virtual format provides, especially the opportunity to bring together diverse participants from across time zones and continents. We’ve also divided each course into shorter sessions which will offer more time and space for reflection and integration between modules.

As we continue to negotiate the individual, collective and systemic challenges Covid-19 has presented, we remain grateful for your good work.

In collaboration,

The CoCreative Team

Fall 2020 Virtual Course Schedule


Introduction to Collaborative Innovation – $400 USD

This course introduces our “whole person, whole system” approach to complex, systemic change. It’s designed for changemakers, leaders, facilitators, collective impact backbone staff, and consultants who are working on challenges that can only be solved through the collaboration of diverse stakeholders.

In three 3-hour virtual sessions, you’ll build your capacity to lead multi-stakeholder collaboration to help groups Connect, Align, Learn, and Make what they need to effect systemic change.

  • Connecting: How to build trusting connections across the many boundaries among us and connect a powerful change system
  • Aligning: How to align around a clear and deeply shared intent for your work together 
  • Learning: How to understand the larger system and the human experience within it 
  • Making: How to develop and test concrete and strategic solutions and interventions and take them to scale   

Course Schedule:
 October 12, 15 and 19, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  – Eastern US
October 12, 15 and 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Pacific US
October 12, 15 and 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Hawai’i US
October 13, 16 and 20,  9:00am – 12:00pm – New Zealand
October 13, 16 and 20,  7:00am – 10:00am – Eastern Australia 


Facilitating Collaborative Leadership – $600 USD

This course covers a practical and effective approach to facilitating effective collaboration. We focus on the nuts-and-bolts planning, facilitation, and leadership practices to help diverse groups move from divergent agendas to advancing powerful work together, building engagement, momentum, and accountability along the way.

In four 3.5-hour sessions, we combine mini-lectures with applied facilitation in real situations, covering both virtual and in-person collaboration. We’ll also use real facilitation challenges faced by participants to learn and apply methods for moving through conflict, confusion, and uncertainty in groups.

This workshop will support you to:

  1. Combine the best of leadership and collaboration to lead change more powerfully
  2. Lead more effectively through confusion and avoid conversations that run in circles
  3. Set and work with others from a clear shared intent

Course Schedule:

October 26 and 28, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and 
November 2 and 4, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm – Hawai’i US

October 26 and 28, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm and
November 2 and 4, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Pacific US

October 26 and 28, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm and
November 2 and 4, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Eastern US

October 27 and 29, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and
November 3 and 5, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – New Zealand

October 27 and 29, 7:00 am – 10:30 am and
November 3 and 5, 7:00 am – 10:30 am – Eastern Australia 


Championing System Change – $550 USD

In this workshop, specially designed for funders and senior leaders, you’ll develop your unique role as a champion of systems change initiatives. The course focuses on the unique pressures that sponsors of systems change work face between their own stakeholders and the “change system” they are helping to catalyze and support.

In this course, we share stories and examples from actual systems change initiatives, both successful and unsuccessful, to help you more deeply understand the kind of commitment, clarity, and resources it takes to lead effective systems change.

This workshop will support you to:

  1. Understand the key success factors, resource needs, and risks in multi-stakeholder collaboration so you can more confidentially invest both financially and reputationally in the work
  2. Effectively manage the creative tensions between your institution’s needs and goals and those of other stakeholders
  3. Identify and manage your own role, needs, and interests as a sponsor and key influencer of the work

Course Schedule:

November 9, 12 & 16, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Eastern US
November 9, 12 & 16, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Pacific US
November 9, 12 & 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Hawai’i US
November 10, 13 & 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – New Zealand
November 10, 13 & 17, 7:00 am – 10:00 am – Eastern Australia


For questions about these or other available courses,
please contact Melissa Darnell.

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