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Collaboration in the Workplace, 3-day training in France

November 30, 2016 - December 2, 2016

Let’s face it: most of us don’t expect to go to work and enjoy ourselves.

Instead, we spend our days interacting with people we don’t expect to get to know really well, and assuming we’ll either be told what to do, or tell others what to do, or both.

And we tend to distrust that genuine collaboration is possible – whether it’s across lines of authority, across departments, cultural or class differences, or even with our team members.

Yet most of us hope, somewhere deep within, that it’s possible to meaningfully collaborate with others in contributing to a purpose larger than us.

Throughout this 3 days – workshop, Miki will accompany you as you move towards adding more collaboration and meaningful engagement to your days – wherever you work, in whichever position. Miki brings you the distillation of what she has learned from years of working with a wide variety of people in many organizations.

Collaboration in the Workplace is designed for real people working in real organizations.

This course is, primarily, about helping you find the inner strength and the tools that can support you in bringing the spirit of collaboration to your workplace, one thought, one conversation, and one meeting at a time

What specifically might you learn?

  • Tips to help you notice your own internal blocks to collaboration – and transcend them;
  • Ways you can support your own and others’ sense of choice when you engage with them in new ways;
  • How collaboration can improve decision-making and deliver more robust outcomes with a lot of buy-in;
  • What it is about power relations that makes collaboration less likely – and what you can do to form human relationships across those power differences ;
  • Why systems matter – and what groups and organizations can do to encourage collaboration

Learning Objectives

  1. Internal foundations for collaboration: overcoming habits of competition and control, and developing a collaborative mindset
  • Why collaboration? Transcending either/or thinking
  • Changing your mindset from separation to shared purpose
  • Changing your mindset from scarcity to creativity
  • Embracing Conflict as Opportunity
  1. Building blocks of interpersonal collaboration: skills for workplace communication, conflict resolution, and effective feedback
  • Speaking truth with care and attention to cultural norms
  • Willingness to hear and integrate others’ point of view
  • Moving from conflict to dilemma: aiming for solutions that work for both of you and attend to the larger purpose
  • Giving and receiving feedback for accelerated learning
  1. Creating and sustaining strong teams: understanding and managing group dynamics and power differences
  • Attention to both relationships and shared purpose
  • working with power differences – from above
  • working with power differences – from below
  • Maximizing efficiency and collaboration during meetings
  1. Supporting a culture of collaboration: developing systems that can raise the functioning of an entire organization
  • Basic principles of collaborative systems
  • Centering your shared purpose and values
  • Decision making and resource allocation systems
  • Feedback and conflict resolution systems

About the trainer

Miki Kashtan is Lead Collaboration Consultant at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. She has helped hundreds of people work together better in nonprofits, corporations, community groups, and government agencies, among others. Miki’s teaching focuses on hands-on practice and examples from participants’ real lives, so you’re prepared to use the Convergent Facilitation framework as soon as you return to work.

Check out this New York Times article to learn more about Miki’s work and the principles and techniques she teaches.


November 30 – December 2 , 2016


  • Individual rate: €323
  • Professional rates
    • self-employed, non-profits, TPE: €510
  • – companies, territorial collectivities: €1,253
  • + ACNV membership (mandatory)

Several membership rates are proposed to enable each person, in accordance with their financial resources and their willingness to contribute to the purpose of the association:

  • for individuals/non-profits: €10                 €30                    €60                 €120
  • for companies: as from €150


 ACNV Administration Office: 3 Place Jean Jaurès, 42000 SAINT-ETIENNE, France
Phone:  +33 9 70 44 66 09
Email:     acnvfrance@gmail.com
Online enrolment : http://cnvfrance.fr/formations-acnv/


Résidence Internationale de Paris


You will find in support, a form of reservation for the accommodation and the restoration. If you wish to benefit from this offer, you can send this form to the following address:


In a concern of efficiency we will ask you to reserve at the latest November 11th2016. A total payment will be asked you before your arrival. For any piece of information, do not hesitate to contact :

Mr Charon or  Mr Dubarry – 












November 30, 2016
December 2, 2016
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Résidence Internationale de Paris
44 Rue Louis Lumière
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