The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Partnership Benefits

Benefits by Partnership Type

Student Partnership - $75 per year

Our student partners advance relational coordination theory and practice through their research and intellectual inquiry on relational coordination and related concepts.  

Benefits:

*For research purposes only

Post Graduate Partnership - $125 per year (maximum 2 years)

Must have been an RCRC student partner before graduation. The RCRC offers this discounted rate to new graduates (within 2 years) as they work to incorporate relational coordination into their post-graduate work.

Benefits:

*For research purposes only

Faculty Partnership - $125 per year

Our faculty partners advance relational coordination theory and practice through their research, intellectual inquiry, and mentoring on relational coordination and related concepts, providing guidance to the next generation of scholars. 

Benefits:

*For research purposes only

Professional Partnership II - $1,500 per year

Our professional partners are individuals who use relational coordination theory and tools to inform transformation work within their own organizations, or in support of other organizations. 

Benefits:

*For research purposes only

Professional Partnership I - $3,000 per year

Our professional partners are individuals who use relational coordination theory and tools to inform transformation work within their own organizations, or in support of other organizations. 

Benefits:

*For research purposes only

Research Center Partnership - $5,000 per year

Our research center partners use relational coordination theory, findings, and tools to support research in their own specific areas of interest. They guide our research agenda through their role on the Research Advisory Committee, and partner with us on research opportunities. Research Center Partnership is by invitation only. 

Benefits: 

*For research purposes only

Organizational Partnership - $5,000 - $15,000 per year

Our organizational partners are service delivery organizations seeking to realize significant performance advantages for themselves and/or their clients through the implementation of relational coordination and complementary approaches. They provide strategic direction for the RCRC through participation on our Board and Board committees. Organizational Partnership is by invitation only. 

The RCRC offers a special rate for associations who wish to offer RCRC partnership discounts to their affiliates. To learn more about these options, please contact Tanya Allain at tallain@brandeis.edu.

Benefits: 

*For research purposes only

Which Option is the Best Fit for Me?


Your Role

Partnership Options

Full-Time Student

Student Partnership 

Recent graduate (within 2 years)

Post Graduate Partnership 

Full-Time Faculty

Faculty Partnership 

Research Center Partnership 

Non-Faculty Researcher

Research Center Partnership 

Professional Partnership I

Professional Partnership II

Organizational leader

Organizational Partnership 

Professional Partnership I

Professional Partnership II

Consultant

Organizational Partnership 

Professional Partnership I

New advocate

Organizational Partnership 

Professional Partnership I

Professional Partnership II

Description of Benefits

RC Partner Cafes (live and archived)

All monthly discussions of research and practice will now be a part of the RC Partner Cafe series. The RC Cafe is not a typical webinar. Each month, RCRC partners come together virtually as a learning community of researchers and practitioners working on and studying organizational change. On RC Cafes, partners can present their work, lead a discussion about any topic of mutual interest or seek advice regarding a challenge they are facing with a specific initiative. Cafes are generally held on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted and we rotate the time to provide convenient opportunities for partners in all time zones.

Learn more here.

RC Intervention Database

This database includes summaries of relational coordination intervention projects. All projects used baseline measures of relational coordination to diagnose the current state, and most projects include at least one follow-up RC survey to assess the impact of the intervention. Some projects also include other performance outcomes.

The information in this database illustrates the variation in how baseline measurements are used, in the context and motivation for change, in the types of interventions – relational, work process and structural – included in the change process, and in the extent to which desired performance outcomes are measured and achieved.

Learn more here.

RC Research Findings Database

This database includes summaries of relational coordination intervention projects. All projects used baseline measures of relational coordination to diagnose the current state, and most projects include at least one follow-up RC survey to assess the impact of the intervention. Some projects also include other performance outcomes.

The information in this database illustrates the variation in how baseline measurements are used, in the context and motivation for change, in the types of interventions – relational, work process and structural – included in the change process, and in the extent to which desired performance outcomes are measured and achieved.

Learn more here.

Mentor Match-Up

RCRC Student Partners can apply to be paired with a mentor and Faculty and Professional Partners can apply to be paired with a peer mentoring partner. The expectation is that you will connect with each other four times over a 9 month period by phone, Skype, email – or in person at the RC Roundtable. We will do our very best to match you based on mutual interests and location, but we cannot guarantee that each person who applies to the program will be matched.

Learn more here.

Web Profile

Web profile in the RCRC Partner Directory.

RCRC Annual Roundtable Discount

The 2018 RCRC Roundtable was held on September 27-28 in Cambridge, MA. The theme was Relational Dynamics of Multi-Level Systems Change. Join the RCRC team and around 150 researchers and practitioners from around the world at the 2019 Roundtable - location TBD.

RC Intervention Training Discount

In this workshop, you will learn to use relational coordination as part of your interventions to improve collaboration and performance across the continuum from small co­located work groups to virtual teams to whole organizations and inter-organizational consortia. If you want to increase your understanding of relational coordination, we invite you to join us. If your organization is beginning to use RC principles for culture change and performance improvement, you can share the learning from this workshop with others in your organization.

Learn more here.

Grant Proposal Partnering

The RCRC prioritizes the work of partners when evaluating grant proposal partnership requests.

RC Survey 2.0 and Wraparound Support Discount

The RC Survey provides a network measure with tremendous potential for measuring interactions in small face-to-face groups and in large highly distributed groups, with the potential to include customers as well as providers. As a network measure, the RC Survey offers insights that are not possible from a traditional survey, but also requires some additional thought. RC Analytics will coach you through the conceptualization and set-up of your survey to ensure alignment between your survey configuration and what you are hoping to learn.

Learn more here.

RC Research and Data Analytic Support*

The RCRC prioritizes the work of partners when evaluating research and data analytics support requests.

*For research purposes only

Guidelines for Theory, Measurement, and Analysis

The Guidelines for Theory, Measurement, and Analysis includes chapters called: 

  • Chapter 1: What is Relational Coordination?
  • Chapter 2: Relational Coordination Theory 
  • Chapter 3: Empirical Evidence Regarding Relational Coordination Theory 
  • Chapter 4: Measuring Relational Coordination 
  • Chapter 5: Analyzing Relational Coordination, Its Outcomes and Predictors 
  • Chapter 6: Measuring and Analyzing the Organizational Structures Expected to Support Relational Coordination 
  • Chapter 7: Summing Up and Next Steps

*For research purposes only

Bi-Annual Check-Ins

The RCRC meets with professional partners over the phone at least twice per year and year-round via email. Additional calls can be scheduled as requested.

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