The Collaborative Leadership Institute has begun to bring our message and material into a multitude of arenas.

We have recently made presentations to high acclaim to a growing list of organizations across North America including:

  • Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • Dispute Resolution Network
  • Food Banks of Alberta
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution of Canada
  • Oilmen’s Business Forum
  • Canadian Manufacturers
  • People for People
  • Global Transportation: Association
  • Strategic Planning Association
  • Private Organizations — (Confidential)

Press Releases

#1 April 2017 — Initial Announcement Press Release April 17 2017

#2 May 2017 –ISO Collaborative Standards Press Release May 15 2017

Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals

Creating Competitive Advantage Through Collaborative Leadership
Learn how to create 25% advantage through 4 Simple Alignments

September 26 @ Schneider Electric — Andover, MA
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm  1/2 Day Workshop Brochure

What Collaborative Leaders Can Learn from the Success of the New England Patriots

September 26 @ Schneider Electric — Andover, MA
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Download Brochure

Dispute Resolution Network

2-Day Strategic Planning & TransAlignment Education Event
Government of Alberta Municipal Affairs
September 12-13, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta
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Business Collaboration Standards Issued

On March 27th, 2017 the International Standards Organization (ISO ) announced international standard 44001 which provides common frameworks, standardized terminology, and assessments for business collaboration.

The ISO standard creates a common vocabulary of collaboration, with tools and ways to work together on common goals, while recognizing and respecting the cultural and other authentic differences between people and their organizations.

The ISO adoption marks the first time there has been a global standard for collaboration which can be used as a common architecture/framework across and within organizations. This includes business, government, not-for-profits, universities, health care systems, research collaborations, and entire value chains.

The ISO standard was highly influenced by the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) Best Practices. These practices were first published by Robert Porter Lynch in the early 1990s, then upgraded in 2002 by him under the aegis of ASAP, and subsequently updated again in 2013 as a collaborative initiative with ASAP practitioners from around the world.

The ISO standard follows the 8 Phase framework the Founders have been advocating and practicing for over 20 years. The ISO Standard emphasizes every collaborative engagement must commence with Leadership Excellence.

In anticipation of this evolution, the Institute has a complete range of programs and assessments, which are ready for implementation in organizations who want to attain “World Class” certification.

(see ISO 44001 Collaborative Standards — overview)

Let us bring this powerful new approach to your conference, association, organization, training program, or planning session.

Here are the topic areas we are frequently called upon to spark the audience:

  • Breakthroughs in Leadership — Great Leaders Create 4 Alignments
  • Lessons in Leadership — what we learn from Great Battlefield Commanders
  • Lessons in Leadership — what we learn from the New England Patriots Sports Dynasty
  • Rebuilding Trust in America — What Leaders must to Re-Build Trust in their Institution
  • Touching the Soul of Millennials – How Collaborative Leadership can attract & retain their team
  • Collaborative Capitalism — The Next Generation of Business
  • Trusted to Lead — How Leaders Build a Trusted Organization
  • Collaborative Innovation — How to Double Your Innovation Flow
  • Managing Complexity — How Collaboration Ensures On-Time, On-Budget Projects
  • Supply Chains — Turning your Supply Chain into a Major Strategic Asset
  • Value Maximization — Building the Value Creation Engine
  • Strategic Alliances — Spawning Ground for Collaborative Excellence in your Organization
  • Collaborative Business Relationship Management — Capitalizing on ISO 44001
  • Youth in Peril — Precarious Position of our Youth and How to Reverse the Downward Spiral
Workshops are Available for Presentation at your Conference or Organization. Each can be made available for the centerpiece of a keynote speech

Moving Past Agreements to Create Alignments

Are you encountering any of these situations:

  • Are people polarized and upset, when they should be working together in a team, partnership, or alliance?
  • Are the stakes high and the results mediocre?
  • Do you sense that there must be a better way to engage people?
  • Are Past histories, strained working relationships, tense emotions, and differing interests getting in the way?

Our approach works by aligning people and organizations.