Knowledge Quarter Cross Sector Collaboration Workshop

Date: 15 December 2016, 09:00 – 13.30

Venue: Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

RSVP: In the first instance please submit your Expression of Interest by the 18th November 2016 to we will confirm your place shortly afterwards.

At Knowledge Quarter we are naturally interested in collaboration – inter organizational, cross discipline, multilevel collaboration that enables us to achieve the extraordinary goals we have set ourselves. We have planned this workshop to start exploring the ways we collaborate, to learn from each other’s practice and to begin a more concerted process of investigation, learning and development in this area.

The goal is to explore and refine the ways that we collaborate by learning from each other and so we are looking for people from across a spectrum – expert collaborators who can share their expertise, confident collaborators who would like to refine and improve and novice collaborators who would like to start developing the skills, processes and mindsets that enable great inter-organisational collaboration.

At this initial workshop we will be working together through a semi-structured process to surface our current collaborative practices, self-assess the level of sophistication we employ, hear from other organisations who will be sharing their practice through case studies and identifying ways that we can each evolve our collaborative practice in our work.

This workshop is for you if the work you do could benefit from more inter-organisational collaboration, if you already consider collaboration to be a strong part of your practice or if you would see collaboration to be your area of expertise. We need a combination of organisations, perspectives, needs and expertise in order for the workshop to work.

The workshop will be facilitated by Richard Watts from people make it work, an organization that specializes in facilitating and evolving partnership and enabling organisations to work together for the collective good. We currently anticipate that this workshop might be the kick off of a series of initiatives related to building our collaborative practice at KQ, with ongoing workshops, research, training and live action learning in prospect – if there proves to be an appetite for this kind of work.