Collaborative Communication

How Nonprofit Leaders Create a Culture of Collaboration
and Manage Difficult People Along the Way

Do you ever feel like people in your organization are talking "at" rather than "with" each other? Has your organization fallen into silos where some people do everything they possibly can to avoid each other? Are age-old rifts obstructing a more seamless and high-performance culture of innovation and creativity from emerging?

In this session, you will learn how to integrate empathy and authenticity into a unique personal communication style that is disarming to others and invites meaningful collaboration. You will also learn why communication so easily downgrades into people trying to prove they are right instead of detecting and responding to each other's needs, and what you can do to shift communication to a better, more fulfilling and productive direction in your organization.

If you want to mend divisions in your organization and slowly create mutual trust, cooperation and even compassion among your team members, this is the right workshop for you.

Session Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to:
  • 1 Identify and describe how to keep their team working effectively toward the mission through management-specific communication skills.
  • 2 Distinguish strategies that enable meaningful communication within your organization.
  • 3 Discern how to create an action-oriented, high-performance organizational culture.
  • 4 Discuss how nonprofit leaders can communicate assertively without alienating staff and volunteers.
  • 5 Understand how to move past a transactional culture and toward a culture that puts people and the social mission first.

Contact CSL if you would like us to help you customize
a leadership conference for your organization.