COLLABORATE! Learn about ICL's Coaching & Tools

ICL's Collaboration Audit

The most important questions you can ask for:

Planning your collaboration...

Strengthening your collaboration...

Identifying what's working ...

Pinpointing what's not.


A must-have tool for collaborative leaders.


ICL's Collaboration  Audit is the only tool of its kind that conveners, facilitators & evaluators can use right-out-of-the-box to

plan, build, assess and repair  collaborations


Trainers, teachers and students 

will find the Audit useful as an 

instructional tool, 

outline for curriculum &

resource for field work and practice.

About Hank Rubin

ICL co-Founder

Hank Rubin, author of over 60 publications including Collaborative Leadership: Developing Effective Partnerships for Communities & Schools (Corwin Press),  draws on over 25 years of experience, reflection and research including:

  • consultant, trainer & coach
  • community organizer and activist  
  • Associate Chief State School Officer  
  • Dean of Education & Professor of Leadership
  • nonprofit executive director and board member
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar
  • State Commissioner, US Commission on Civil Rights 
  • Vice President for grantmaking & community leadership at Rochester (NY) Area Community Foundation.

Clarity, Principles & Tools

ICL's definition of collaboration has become an international industry standard: 

“A collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives. Because of its voluntary nature, the success of a collaboration depends on one or more collaborative leader's ability to build and maintain these relationships.” 


Collective impact, on the other hand , "...begins when we, as a community, agree to a set of shared outcomes and then, individually, return to our home organizations and work with our staffs, boards, and volunteers to figure out what we - individually and organizationally - can best do to achieve those shared goals." 


ICL is a worldwide thought-leader for public sector, education & social services collaborate! leaders, trainers and educators.