Collaborative Leadership Immersion (CLI)

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Program Overview

Collaborative Leadership Immersion (CLI) will equip you with essential tools and techniques for leading teams, facilitating change, running meetings and inspiring others to achieve collective goals. After this program, you’ll look forward to leading and attending meetings. You’ll have the confidence to deal with challenging people and situations and the tools to help teams achieve great results. This program will dramatically increase your leadership self - awareness and ability to leverage the best thinking, creativity and commitment of others when solving problems and making decisions.


This three-day, applied skills program emphasizes individual practice coupled with in-depth, constructive feedback from the group and session leader. Videotaping of your facilitation practice sessions is a primary learning tool that provides real-time opportunities for coaching, feedback and experiential learning.

Key Topic Areas

  • Understand and apply a variety of models for collaborative leadership.
  • Improve your ability to “read” group dynamics and identify the most appropriate skills to use.
  • Gain knowledge about fostering group decision-making with successful outcomes.
  • Understand the elements of planning and designing successful meetings.
  • Learn powerful facilitation toolsfor increasing team effectiveness.
  • Learn tools and intervention techniques for effectively handling difficult situations.
  • Build a productive and open atmosphere of cooperation, trust and high performance.

How This Course Will Benefit You

This program will significantly enhance your leadership influence and impact and enable you to lead more productive meetings and teams. After only three days, you will better understand how to plan and design processes that fully engage teams in solving problems and in making quality decisions with commitment to implementation. Using new process tools and techniques, you will gain increased confidence in framing and facilitating discussions, energizing others, and dealing with difficult situations. In doing so, you will contribute to improving collaboration, communication, decision-making and positive change in your organization. If you lead people, teams or simply are trying to get a group to work together through change, this program is invaluable.

What Participants Are Saying

"This is way beyond my expectations. I have learned so much that will become part of how I lead every day." Merck & Co., Inc. "This is one of the best courses I have attended in years. It can transform anyone who attends." Comcast "Amazing tools & techniques… I didn’t even realize how lacking I was in this area. The tools and concepts have great value in my day-today job" American Automobile Association

Session Goals

  • Learn how to drive results through skillful facilitation of team decision-making and problem-solving meetings
  • Gain increased confidence in handling challenging people and situations
  • Receive in depth feedback to improve your facilitation style for greater leadership impact
  • Increase proficiency in essential group process tools and techniques

Day One March 17th, (8:00 am – 5:30 pm)

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Overview (Understand core model for setting up meetings/teams for success and set goals, roles, agenda and working agreements for the CLI session)
  • The Collaborative Leader (Understand a continuum of leadership approaches)
  • Comfort/Stretch/Learning (Understand model for learning)
  • Personal Outcomes (Identify participants’ desired leadership breakthrough for the CLI session)
  • Observation Skills (Learn group decision-making options and lenses for observing group dynamics)
  • Lunch
  • Lab 1 Set-Up & Preparation
  • Collaboration Lab 1 (Baseline participants’ facilitation style through videotaped practice with indepth feedback on leadership impact)
  • Day 1 Summary / Wrap-Up

Day Two March 18th, (8:00 am – 5:30 pm)

  • Day 2 Overview
  • Tools Framework (Understand a group problem solving model)
  • Collaboration & Problem-Solving Tools (Learn how to apply nominal group technique, brainstorming, storyboarding dot voting, 2x2 matrix and in/out silent storyboarding tools to help groups solve business problems)
  • Interventions Skills (Learn how to handle challenging people and situations in meetings)
  • Lunch
  • Preventions & Agenda Design (Learn how to setup and design meetings for success)
  • Lab 2 Planning & Preparation (Design day three facilitation lab using all CLI tools and skills)
  • Day 2 Wrap-Up

Day Three March, 19th (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

  • Day 3 Overview
  • Collaborating in Virtual Environments (Demonstrate and discuss applications of leadership skills and tools in virtual settings)
  • Lab 2 Set-Up & Final Preparation
  • Collaboration Lab 2 (Apply and integrate all tools and skills through videotaped practice with indepth feedback on leadership impact)
  • Lunch
  • Facilitation Lab 2 (continued)
  • Key Learnings
  • Evaluations
  • Session Close

Dress code: Comfortable business casual dress and shoes. There are bouts of standing.

Collaborative Leadership Immersion

Below are the program logistics along with important travel information

Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, March 17 - 19, 2020
Location: Historic Federal Building, 421 N Main St, Ballroom, Pueblo, CO 81003 (approximately 4 block walk from Courtyard by Marriott)
Workshop Participant Fee: $2,950  NOW $1,475 Use Promo Code: ELG50 below
What To Bring: Please bring your laptop, iPad or iPhone to the session as you will need to transfer video to your device for viewing.
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided each day at 7:30 AM. Breaks and refreshments will also be provided between segments each day. Lunch breaks will be 45 minutes (or longer if time permits) and at your expense. There is a café conveniently located in the building; and to help expedite the lunch time, menus will be provided each morning to make your selection.
Dress: Business Casual
Facilitators: Executive Leadership Group with Schwartz + Associates
Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown 110 West 1st Street/City Center Drive, Pueblo, CO 81003, phone: 719-542-3200. Please use the appropriate link below to book your room. Must book by February 24, 2020. Government employees: Book your group rate for ELG-GOV Non-Government: Book your group rate for ELG-NON GOV
Airports: Colorado Springs, CO (code = COS) is about 45 minutes away and Denver International Airport (code = DEN) is about 2 hours away If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me at 303.915.5836 or Colorado Springs, CO (code = COS) is about 45 minutes away and Denver International Airport (code = DEN) is about 2 hours away If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me at 303.915.5836 or [email protected]. Thanks, in advance, for your participation.. Thanks, in advance, for your participation.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me at 303.915.5836 or [email protected].

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