Essential Trainings

Strongly recommended:

CoCreative Collaborative Innovation Essentials Course (Sept 18-20, 2019 Missoula; $950)

Learn to design and lead multi-stakeholder collaborations fueled by real alignment, engagement and momentum; Lead more confidently through the fear and uncertainty of leading complex change across ideological and cultural boundaries; Help groups navigate the confusion and polarization that shows up when engaging diverse constituents; Achieve powerful outcomes that could not be achieved by individual participants in the network.

Collective Impact with Deb Halliday of Halliday & Associates (select a date to host an on-site training in your community, contact Erin B. to organize, $1,000 for on-site training. Cost includes planning and post-workshop coaching consultation)

We know the challenges we seek to address are complex and interrelated, and yet collaboration can sometimes seem unwieldy. Invite your design team, community stakeholders, the anchor org and LCC to come together to explore collective impact, a framework for understanding and practicing effective collaboration. Collective impact builds the capacity of people and organizations to work together.  During this workshop, Deb will work with your team to help build the collaborative framework of your Initiative.

Communications and Messaging workshop with James, Zero to Five Communication Strategist (September 4th)

This communications workshop will introduce a communications framework that can be used to build out language for your entire collaborative, from big-picture vision to specific projects. We’ll build messages through hands-on activities and you’ll walk away with a clear map to use when discussing, sharing, and advertising your work. Feel free to bring a representative from your anchor org or collaborative who could help support your communications work or would benefit from this training.


Facilitative Leadership for Social Change (dates and locations vary; $700)

Develop practical collaborative skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of staff and colleagues; understand how your interior condition (heartset and mindset) serves as a foundation for intentional leadership.

James Buscher