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1 Turning Point 1 Collaborative Leadership: What is it and why should you care Presented to: National Leadership Conference for Students in Healthcare, November 9, 2002 Betty Bekemeier Judy McCree-Carrington Turning Point Leadership Development National Excellence Collaborative

2 Turning Point 2 Options for working together Networking Coordinating Cooperating Collaborating

3 Turning Point 3 What is collaboration? Collaboration is based on the belief that “if you bring the appropriate people together in constructive ways with good information, they will create authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns of the organization or community” Chrislip & Larson, 1994

4 Turning Point 4 What are Collaborative Leaders?

5 Turning Point 5 Collaborative Leaders inspire commitment & action around problem solving, by –catalyzing, –convening, –energizing, –facilitating lead as peer problem-solvers by helping groups –create visions & solve problems –NOT by making decisions & doing work for the group.

6 Turning Point 6 Collaborative Leaders take responsibility for building broad-based involvement among people in the community sustain hope & participation by –valuing all participation –helping set incremental & obtainable goals –Celebrating accomplishments along the way

7 Turning Point 7 Qualities of Collaborative Leadership

8 Turning Point 8 Developing Trust & Creating Safety Self-Reflection Sharing Power Assessing the Environment Developing Clarity of Vision Mentoring & Coaching The 6 Critical skills and capacities

9 Turning Point 9 Critical skills and capacities Developing Trust & Creating Safety Self-Reflection Sharing Power

10 Turning Point 10 Critical skills and capacities Assessing the Environment Developing Clarity of Vision Mentoring & Coaching

11 Turning Point 11 A Collaborative Leader must also... Expect uncertainty! Take perspective on self & others!

12 Turning Point 12 Could you be a Collaborative Leader?

13 Turning Point 13 The Heifitz & Sinder Scale Type 1 Problems –An expert knows the solution! Type 2 Problems –The expert diagnoses & the team solves! Type 3 Problems –Collaboration needed for diagnosis AND solutions!

14 Turning Point 14 Why is collaborative leadership important NOW? Today’s world chaotic & complex Skills needed to address today’s problems don’t exist in any one person Problems don’t affect just 1 system, so can’t be solved by just 1 system or group

15 Turning Point 15 What is the role of Turning Point? Vision: Collaborative leadership is used to its fullest potential to achieve policy & systems change that maximizes the public's health. Mission: Increase collaborative leadership capacity across sectors & at all levels

16 Turning Point 16 “We have discovered that it is one thing to embrace the concepts of collaborative leadership, but it is an entirely different thing for the agency to be organized to achieve this goal” Rago 1996

17 Turning Point 17 How will Turning Point achieve the mission and vision?

18 Turning Point 18 Assessment Inventory the state of training & best practices for collaborative leadership Describe how, when, why and where collaborative leadership is effectively used Develop an understanding of collaborative leadership & how it is effective in mobilizing communities.

19 Turning Point 19 Development Describe skills & competencies of collaborative leadership Articulate the benefits of using collaborative leadership Document & share stories that model the process of collaborative leadership in Turning Point experiences. Assist Turning Point partners in implementing collaborative leadership practices and techniques.

20 Turning Point 20 Demonstrate Value/Advocacy Help others understand the value of collaborative leadership Help others understand how collaborative leadership fits in their setting. Link collaborative leadership to the 10 essential public health services. Advocate for the teaching of collaborative leadership - in leadership trainings, professional schools & in communities.

21 Turning Point 21 Collaborative leadership... Isn’t easy Isn’t always natural It isn’t even entirely valued yet “we have a situation where collaboration has become this wonderful espoused virtue, but the larger culture does not reward that.” (Hugh O’Doherty)

22 Turning Point 22 Why collaborate now? …because the solutions of the future can only come when we “bring the appropriate people together in constructive ways with good information, and they create authentic visions and strategies for addressing their shared concerns” Chrislip and Larson 1994

23 Turning Point 23 Leadership Challenge… Are you ready to be a collaborative leader? What will it take for you be ready?


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