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.
- Four essential meeting practices — Tip Sheet (June 2020). Click here to receive the tip sheet: “Five to thrive on-line” plus subsequent tips.
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Navigating uncertainty — Tip Sheet (April 2020)
- Endings/Stops — Tip Sheet (Jan 2020)
- Why work collaboratively: Barriers and benefits
- Assessing your organization’s status: Benchmarking elements
Want more tip sheets? Three to five times per year we send out tip sheets so you can learn with us. These sheets focus on how to build thriving organizations and how to work collaboratively for greater results. We’d love to have you join us. Sign up here.
Strong, effective organizations
Multi-organizational, collaborative solutions
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
- Collective impact forum
- Tamarack Institute
- Partnership Brokers Association
Meeting process design
- Conversation Café/ World Café (conversationcafe.org/)
- Open Space Technology (openspaceworld.org)
- Appreciate inquiry (http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu)
- Liberating structures
- Future search
- International Forum of Visual Practitioners (ifvp.org)
- Visual thinking resources (www.pictureyourthoughts.com/resources)
- American Evaluation Association (www.eval.org)
- Canadian Evaluation Association (evaluationcanada.ca; evaluationontario.ca)
- Sustainability Network
- Institute for Conservation Leadership
- Community at work’s resources
- Harvard Business Review
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.