Five myths of collaboration

Free lecture and exchange with Adam Kahane

We often think that including more partners, more players is the right thing to do. But is it always? What if we can't find common ground? And what if we just don't like working with "those people"? In this lecture, Kahane will give first-hand accounts of what it's like working on challenging issues with people you don't like or don't get along with. He will share hard-won lessons about why collaborations often break down and offer practical advice for moving through roadblocks. 

adam_kahane.pngOver the past 25 years, Adam Kahane and his Reos colleagues have worked with multi-sector teams from across the globe on issues ranging from food sustainability, the drug problem in the Americas, health equity in the United States, and child development in Canada. The results of these ambitious projects have been documented in best-selling books such as Solving Tough Problems, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, and Transformative Scenario Planning. Find out more about Adam Kahane, including his Nova Scotia connection.

There is no charge for this event, but please let us know you're coming. The events in this series will take place at Dalhousie University in Halifax, details to be confirmed soon. 

Want to roll up your sleeves and apply the learning to your own "tough collaboration"? Sign up for the half-day seminar. Apply for 1.5-day deep-dive workshop for project teams. 


September 26, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Tupper Building, Theatre B, Dalhousie University
Engage Nova Scotia · · 9024072582
Lawrence McEachern Anne Corbin Erib Kelly Elizabeth Collis Cathy Saunders Janet Ivory Jeff MacDonald Zabrina Whitman Kim Barro Nancy Hoddinott Rayna Preston Kim E Stewart Louise Adongo Marion Stork Tracy Boyer Boyer Adrienne McCurdy Debra Ross Georgia Klein Leo Artalejo Chantal Pelham-Edwards Karen Densmore Karn Nichols Gerry Mills Kathryn Herbert Chi Perrie Cory Schlievert Piedad Martin Daniel Criss Nicola Parker Tony Lamport Heidi Ship Andrea Nuschke Sheila Keizer Katalin Allen Janet MacDonald Elizabeth Yeo Stephanie Brad McRae Ryan Nearing Laura Swaine Calum Ewing Maggie MacDonald Chris Bryant Michelle Proctor-Simms Kenzie Finlayson Ashley David Claudia De Fuentes Kent Williams

Will you come?


get updates