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RCC Updates

The capacity to work with relational coordination has grown in many sectors around the world since our founding 12 years ago.  In 2021, a systematic review found that RC has been tested in 73 industry sectors and in 36 countries.  Given this spread, the RCC Board has realized that no one organization needs to offer everything.  The RCC has therefore become the hub of a distributed network that provides training, courses, seminars, teaching materials, consulting, coaching, certification, measurement tools, analytic support, interventions and more.   We are an open inclusive global community of researchers and change leaders working together to transform relationships for high performance and positive change.

What the RCC Does

  • Connects members with each other through our website, social media, newsletters, and Cafes
  • Hosts Innovation Labs, offering space on our website for members to organize and develop new ideas together
  • Hosts the Annual Roundtable for members to share their work, renew existing relationships and build new ones
  • Provides a Resource Directory of all relevant resources that are offered by members in the network, across the U.S. and around the world
  • Invites you to become member for an annual fee of $100, with lower rates for full-time students ($50), and scholarships offered as available to colleagues in need

Leadership Continuity

The RCC Board of Advisors is continuing its leadership role.  We are grateful to Kathy McDonald (Johns Hopkins University) for her wise leadership as board chair over the past six years.  We are happy to welcome John Paul Stephens (Case Western Reserve University) as our new board chair,  with Kathy McDonald continuing to serve as past board chair.  Each year we will invite new board members to represent the community so please contact us at relationalcoord@brandeis.edu if you wish to nominate yourself or someone else.  Meet our Board Members here!

News & Announcements

RCC ROUNDTABLE

Building Relationships Across Differences for Multi-Level Systems Change

Nov. 4-5 (optional workshops Nov. 6) | Boston, MA

To solve the challenges we face today, multi-level systems change is needed more than ever. At every level of our systems, however, relationships are broken and in need of rebuilding. How can we “flip the narrative” to see our professional, social identity, sectoral and other differences as valuable resources?  Abstracts due Sept. 8!

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RELATIONAL COORDINATION WORKSHOP

Sept. 8, 2022 - Feb. 2, 2023

Registration Deadline: Sept. 2, 2022

In this virtual, multi-session workshop, you will learn how to use the RC Survey and related tools to assess and improve collaboration for co-located teams, virtual teams, organizations, and their networks, while receiving support and feedback on your own change project.

Faculty:  Dr. Marjorie Godfrey and Dr. Tony Suchman

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RC CAFES

Strengthening Networks for High-Value Care (Alice Andrews, The Value Institute for Health and Care, UT Austin; Kenny Cole, Ochsner Health, and more)

Thursday, Sept. 15, 3-4:30 pm ET


Building Relational Ecosystems for Innovation - The Case of Energy Transition (Bram Hendriks, Solve Consulting Rotterdam; Harold Alvarez, Royal Dutch Shell, and more)

Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-4:00 pm ET

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INNOVATION LABS

Members are invited to form Innovation Labs to organize and develop new ideas together.  Visit these Innovation Labs and start your own!  Some examples:

Relating Across Differences

Building Relational Ecosystems for Innovation

RC in the US Veterans Health Administration

Once you have 4 or more Founding Members, the RCC team will set up a webpage for your Innovation Lab.

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How RC Transforms Organizations

In Healthcare

"The nurses and therapists started to ask each other, 'What is timely communication for you?' and soon realized that, if the therapists would visit the ICU in the mornings they could better address patient needs and reduce discharge delays. Just one example, and it was not a top-down solution."

- ICU Clinical Coordinator, Billings Clinic

In Education

"Before it was very much about your measures and your data, and no one able to see them but the individual teacher.  Now it's - we're all responsible for all these students and we all own the data.  It's not about pitting people against each other."

- Assistant Superintendent, North Reading School District

In Communities

"We haven't had a tool before for measuring this. One thing is talking about networks; now we can see it."

- Director of Social Health and Employment, Varde Municipality, Denmark