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
outline for curriculum &
resource for field work and practice.
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:
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 leadership development providers and leaders, trainers and educators serving civic, nonprofit, & social services networks.