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Radical Collaboration training in Gent (Belgium), day 3: April 17th 2018

17th April 2018 at 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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The Radical Collaboration program

  • Day 1 Foundations of effective collaboration – February 26th 2018
  • Day 2 Interest-based negotiation / conflict management  – March 20th 2018
  • Day 3 Deepening collaboration –  April 17th 2018

This Program is for everyone who wants to improve their collaborative skills and co-create a positive “green zone” climate in which to live and work.

 “The radical collaboration training went much deeper than any corporate training I did before. Learning to communicate from a non-defensive “green zone” attitude and focusing on the underlying interests helped me to better solve problems and build successful long-term relationships” – Leen Van Looveren – Marketing Consultant at Pfizer

“This training has an ideal mix of theoretical concepts, practical examples, self-analysis & experimental exercises which makes the content very tangible and helped me to apply it immediately in a broad range of situations in both my work and my private life.”  – Francis Duyck – Managing Director at B-PARKING, Belgium

“I no longer avoid conflicts, but instead use the tools I got from this training to come to a satisfying solution for all people concerned. This training should be given in every place where people live and/or work together!” – Tonia Bergmans – Consultant at Christelijke Mutaliteit, Belgium

There is growing recognition that effective collaboration promotes greater engagement, productivity and innovation. In their classic study titled Corporate Culture and Performance, John Kotter and James Heskett reported on vital the role that a collaborative culture plays on the success or failure of major corporations. The study, covering more than two hundred companies, in twenty-two industries, demonstrated that more collaborative cultures significantly out-performed more adversarial cultures both in terms of profitability and growth.

Some of the companies that have used Radical Collaboration include the Boeing Leadership Center, United Airlines, Toyota-BT Europe, Sony Ericsson, BNP Paribas Investment Solutions, Pfizer and the United Nations.

The Radical Collaboration programme is a highly interactive training, that focuses on the skills and tools that are essential to building and maintaining climates of trust and collaboration, within teams and organizations. The skills are applicable in a wide range of settings and the tools are both practical and easily implemented.

Day 1: Foundations of effective collaboration – Febr. 26th 2018

The first module provides an introduction to the 5 essential skills, enables participants to experience and explore their own collaboration style and focuses on the development of the first of the key collaboration skills – Collaborative Intent.

The individual assignment between days 1 and 2, includes:

  • Individual reading – extracts from Radical Collaboration book
  • A 2-hour virtual question and answer session with the facilitators

In addition, there is the option for participants to go more deeply into the roots of their own defensiveness by:

  • Obtaining the Harrison Paradox Report after completing the Harrison questionnaire
  • Individual feedback (maximum 90-minutes)

Day 2 : Interest-based negotiation / conflict management – March, 20th 2018

The second module focuses on the next key skill – Interest-based Negotiation and Conflict Management. Participants are introduced the interest-based negotiation and develop their skills with a combination of negotiation exercises and debriefs. The module also explores how to get unstuck, with creative problem solving techniques. Finally, participants prepare to practice and develop their skills, by planning their next negotiation.

The individual assignment between days 2 and 3, includes:

  • Individual reading – extracts from Radical Collaboration book
  • Practicing the skills in ‘real-life’ negotiations
  • A 2-hour virtual question and answer session with the facilitators

Day 3: Deepening collaboration – April 17th, 2018

The third and final module addresses the remaining key skills of Self-awareness, Truthfulness and Self-accountability and further integrates all 5 collaboration skills through exercises and group reflection.

Prices: 40% subsidies with KMO-Portefeuille system for SMO’s in Flanders)

subscription for 3 days in advance: €1650 per person (excl. 21% VAT) – ‘Early bird’ price: €1450 per person (excl. 21% VAT) for subscription latest one month before start of the program

subscription for 1 day at a time:

  • Day 1: €700 per person (excl. 21% VAT) – ‘Early bird’ price:  €650 per person (excl. VAT) for subscription latest one month before start of module
  • Day 2: €650 per person (excl. 21% VAT) – ‘Early bird’ price:  €600 per person (excl. VAT) for subscription latest one month before start of module
  • Day 3: €650 per person (excl. 21% VAT) – ‘Early bird’ price:  €600 per person (excl. VAT) for subscription at the latest one month before start of module

Harrison Paradox report and individual feedback (optional): €400 (excl. 21% VAT) for a 90-minute session

Individual coaching in between or after the program: €250 / hour (excl. 21% VAT)

To become a Radical Collaboration trainer you have to attend the full 3 day Radical Collaboration Program, after which you can attend the 7 day Radical Collaboration Trainer Certification Program (RCTC). The next RCTC is planned on July 9 – 15, 2018 in Geetbets (Belgium)

Trainers: Rob Bigge & Malou Laureys

Language: English


Day 1 = Febr. 26th 2018  8.30 am – 6.00 pm

Day 2 = March 20th 2018 8.30 am – 6.00 pm

Day 3 = April 17th 2018 8.30 am – 6.00 pm

Venue:  Novotel Gent Centrum – Goudenleeuwplein 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Subscription:  mail to malou.laureys@telenet.be  or call +32 476 20 52 16


17th April 2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


Malou Catherine Laureys
+32 (0) 476 20 52 16


Novotel Gent Centrum
Hoogpoort 52
Gent, 9000 Belgium
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