So much to learn, so much to keep track of! We tap into diverse bodies of knowledge  to inform our work. These include organizational development, change management, facilitation, and collective impact.

Below are both tip sheets we’ve created at envision plus some websites we find particularly useful. The latter include professional associations where we get inspired by and learn from our peers.

Tip Sheets

Collaborative solutions

Thriving organizations

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Strong, effective organizations

Multi-organizational, collaborative solutions


Meeting process design

Graphic recording


Capacity building

And some of our favourite references — the tried and true classics, plus more…

Austin, J. 2000. The collaboration challenge. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Fisher, R and W. Ury. 1983. Getting to yes. NY: Penguin Press.

Gray, B. 1989. Collaborating: Finding common ground for multi-party problems. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Holman, P. and T. Devane. 1999. The change handbook. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Kahane, A. 2017. Collaborating with the  enemy: How to work with people you don’t agree with, like or trust. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Kaner, S. 2007. The Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Lank, E. 2006. Collaborative advantage. NY: MacMillan.

Schwarz, R. 2002. The skilled facilitator. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Senge, P. 1990. The dance of change (and field book). NY: Random House Publishers.

Straus, D. 2002. How to make collaboration work. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Stott, L (ed). 2019. Shaping sustainable change: The role of partnership brokering in optimsing collaborative action. NY: Routledge.

Susskind, L. and P. Levy and J. Thomas-Larmer. 2000. Negotiating environmental agreements. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Weeks, D. 1992. Eight essential steps to conflict resolution. NY: G.P. Putman’s Sons.

Yaffee, S. and J. Wondellock. 2000. Making collaboration work. Washington DC: Island Press.