June 2012

To Change the World, First Have Three Kids (Part 1 of 3)

June 21, 2012
We have three young kids-- two boys (6 and 2) and a girl (4)--which in parenting circles gives us a status somewhere between sideshow freak Read More

Tear Down That Wall: Building Bridges Between the Public, Private, & NGO Sectors

June 8, 2012
The other night I went to a lovely dinner party in Old Town Alexandria outside Washington, DC.  This town tends to attract very passionate, dedicated people Read More
Successful Co-Creation Requires Partners to Continually Prioritize and Make Decisions: One More >
Multi- Stakeholder Partnerships Deeply Depend on Clear and Consistent Communication More >
  When Hugh Welsh, President and General Counsel of DSM North More >
Shannon Green and Daniel Runde at the Center for Strategic More >
The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
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The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact
Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the prcoess. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant