Wednesday, September 112:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Learning and Leadership Development professionals are increasingly called to drive innovation and change in their organizations. Expectations are high in at least two ways: (i) in the midst of information overload, you’re tasked to identify and craft the right tools for your organization’s talent so they can support organizational performance and change, and (ii) when everyone is facing demands to “get more done with less time,” you’re required to collaborate successfully and directly with the departments, groups and leaders you support in order to create the most effective learning experiences.
To meet both expectations, a deeper understanding of collaboration and an orientation toward growth mindsets are necessary.
In this session, we will discuss the challenges to collaboration between groups – e.g., teams, departments, units – and the role of fear and security in this often-difficult phenomenon. Based on original research and research in organizational behavior and psychology, we will demonstrate that collaboration, the roles of fear and security, and collective growth mindsets are intertwined and ultimately critical to supporting your talent’s ability to execute strategic change and organizational performance.
You will learn:
- To identify common challenges that hinder cross-group collaboration – in both the collaborations that your leaders must understand how to support, and the collaborations you are directly part of in learning development
- To diagnose the state of your current and future cross-group initiatives against 5 evidence-based conditions that are necessary for a chance at collaborative success.
- To understand how to foster the most critical condition for cross-group collaboration.