# Inter-Organizational Collaboration

## Identifying and Solving the Problems of Working with Other Organizations

### Overview

As leaders, we sometimes need to expand our perspectives and collaborate with others. Downsized workforces, intractable problems and difficult customers all create an increasing need for teamwork and partnerships. The evidence is all around us, there is a trend toward greater cooperation among Federal agencies, with state and local agencies, nonprofits and even private sector companies.

This program will introduce strategies on how organizations can best share resources, decision-making and ownership of the final product or service. We will address key questions of trust, differing administrative structures and cultures, and the egos and turf issues that often get in the way of cooperative efforts. You will be given the framework, tools and confidence to create change through proactive collaboration.

### How will you benefit?

Identify the many ways successful collaboration will benefit your organization Learn how other agencies are succeeding through collaboration and which "speed bumps" have slowed their progress Develop strategies for anticipating and dealing with the issues you will face while collaborating Create and apply a tested framework for implementing successful collaboration in your agency

### Who should attend?

SES members, GS-15s, and their equivalents in local, state and international government

Note: Unless stated otherwise (under the date of the program) lodging and meals are included in the tuition. Lodging starts the evening before the program and ends on the last day of the program.

2 days

N/A

### Inter-Organizational Collaboration | August 8 - 9, 2017

Facility: FEI

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Class ID: 22750

### Inter-Organizational Collaboration | August 18 - 19, 2014

 Facility: Department of Education Training & Development Center in Washington, DC Location: Washington, DC Cost: 2,775 Class ID: 15070