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If you’ve spent some time reviewing www.Collaborative-Leaders.org and had a chance to skim through the second edition of Collaborative Leadership: Developing Effective Partnerships for Communities and Schools, then you know that the work of the Institute has been aimed at developing a science of collaboration and collaborative leadership. While we're confident we have a way to go before learned societies and academic degrees start cropping up in the field of Collaborative Leadership, we’ve made significant contributions by developing a Conceptual Framework, tools, vocabulary and rational models to guide research, assessment, planning, interventions and training.
Three decades ago, a small group of educators founded the Institute for Collaborative Leadership to help public leaders become effective collaborative leaders. In August 2008, our Board revised the Institute’s mission to establish ICL as “ … a public charity dedicated to strengthening progressive public sector collaborations by advancing knowledge, skills and effective practice of collaborative leadership in all sectors through research, training, advocacy and best practice." Today, ICL retains this mission as a private thinktank, coaching and training corporation.
For a number of years, the Institute served as a research, advocacy and publications center based in Chicago. Several years ago we inaugurated operations in Washington DC in order to introduce our work and offer our focus and resources to national partners. Today, based in Rochester NY, we continue to offer our services internationally. ICL is dedicated to improving the capacity of civic, nonprofit, education and government leaders to build, manage, encourage and support successful collaborations.
So, here’s a sampling of what we bring to the table:
All ICL Retreats begin with a focus on mission: What are the important purposes of the collaboration?
We’ve kept the costs modest, to conform to our mission and reflect the economic environment of schools, nonprofits and public agencies.