Relational Coordination Collaborative

Workshops and Courses

As we noted above, carrying out change using relational coordination principles and metrics requires skill.  Edgar Schein and Tony Suchman wrote in 2011:  "Such work requires the involvement of skilled coaches/consultants with experience in group dynamics, systems work, conflict resolution, and the teaching of emotional self-management. For all these reasons, we urge you not to tread lightly or naively into the realm of interventions. Be prepared to invest the necessary time and resources and be sure you have access to the skills and experience that the work requires." 

Below are workshops and courses offered by members of the RCC community.  These workshops/courses cover a wide array of change skills from multiple disciplines, some with a greater focus on relational approaches and others with a greater focus on technical approaches, but typically with a shared appreciation for the importance of both and the synergies between them. 

We invite RCC members to post their workshops and courses here, enabling other members and the broader community to register.

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Improving Work Processes with Relational Coordination

Facilitators:  Marjorie Godfrey and Anthony Suchman

This advanced workshop will help you learn how to use the Relational Coordination (RC) Survey and other tools in interventions to improve work processes and collaboration across the continuum from small co-located work groups to virtual teams to whole organizations and inter-organizational consortia. If you have experience in group facilitation or process consulting and want to take your understanding of RC to a higher level, we invite you to join us.

“The course was very concrete; the combination of examples and evidence-based knowledge made it an eye-opener in many ways.”

Registration Deadline:  September 2, 2022

Session 1: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET (Virtual)

Session 2:  Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 (Virtual)

Session 3: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET (Virtual)

Session 4: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET (Virtual)

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Advanced Methods for Improving Relational Coordination: A Toolkit for Leaders and Facilitators

Facilitators:  Tony Suchman and Diane Rawlins

This 1.5-day hands-on workshop offers practical methods for building the relationships, shared vision, system view and communication practices that are essential for successful collaboration at any level of scale: from individuals on a team to organizational consortia. Join us to learn how to improve performance by harnessing the power of Relational Coordination.

TBD, please inquire

LOCATION:  Online or in-person


RC Training, Brandeis