28 March 2013

Getting together with success: The Collaborative Governance approach to complex dilemmas with Stuart Waters | Monday April 8 | 5.30PM

There is a difference between the merely complicated situation, and the truly complex dilemma. How are we as facilitators to help our clients confront their most tricky challenges, from policy development to climate change adaption, from culture change to planning service delivery in times of tight budgets. Such genuinely complex dilemmas defy typical decision making processes. Complexity theory tells us that enduring solutions to complex dilemmas arise through collaboration. But what does good collaboration look like and what is the implication for us as facilitators?
This session will identify the root causes of excellent collaboration and explore Twyfords' own Collaborative Governance Framework. The 'CG' framework provides a roadmap for facilitators and project sponsors alike, presenting a low-risk pathway from 'dilemma' to 'enduring solution'.
About Stuart Waters
Stuart Waters is Managing Director of Twyfords, an organisation long recognised for its leadership in the field of community and stakeholder engagement. Over the past 18 months the Twyfords team has focussed on strategic advice for clients facing complex dilemmas, developing a range of unique concepts and tools. Their Collaborative Governance framework is explored in depth in their latest book "The Power of Co: A Smart Leaders' Guide to Collaborative Governance". Latest case studies and tools are presented in their new two-day workshop Collaborating in Complex Times, new dates for which have recently been announced.
Venue:  [Our usual venue]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Jones Street, Ultimo corner Thomas Street.
Room 5.580 Level 5, Building 10, Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580.
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up
Enquiries | Greg Jenkins greg@tincanlearning.com | 0418 486 501 or Sharon McGann  0414 537 305 sharon@apassion.com.au