Dynamic Collaboration Academy: Hands-on sessions, Integrated Learning Experience, and Deep Dive

The key questions addressed in the Dynamic Collaboration Academy are the stepping stones to examining the root causes of common challenges in working together:

  • Reversing difficult strategy realization and slowed growth.
  • Responding adequately to evolving customer expectations.
  • Preventing progressive siloisation and difficult interdepartmental and departmental cooperation.
  • Effectively realizing innovation and change.
  • Ensuring that projects and milestones are delivered on time and without rework.
  • Ensuring operational excellence.
  • Developing leaders who can handle the complexity of their roles.
  • Making quick and effective decisions at every level of the organization.
  • Creating self-managing winning teams.

Our training offerings include hands-on approaches, integrated learning experiences, and deep dives.

Below you can find the workshops organized in English. You can find the complete program of the Dutch sessions on our Dutch page (click on the dutch flag in the right up corner of this website)

We also offer a one-day Dynamic Collaboration application training course. This training enables you to get started with the digital tool practically. This training is usually organized on demand and adapted to specific user requirements of the participants.

All training initiatives can be adapted to specific business situations and challenges. Our ultimate goal is to co-create sustainable individual, team, and organizational development paths with a co-creation team from your organization.

Below is an overview of the training initiatives. The training initiatives reinforce each other but can also be followed separately.

We currently offer a selection of our programs in an open version in English. However, all training programs you can find on the dutch page are also available in English. These are delivered in-company and interwoven with organizational development programs. Below you will find an overview of the fall courses offered in English.

If you are interested in one or more programs, but still have questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We will be happy to arrange a Zoom consultation to answer them.

The training courses are provided by Jan De Visch and Maarten Van Damme.

Overview calendar Spring 2023

Date Language Title Nature
Januari
11 jan, 19-21u – fysisch NL Voorstelling van het nieuwe werkingsjaar & De toekomst van functioneringsgesprekken Hands-on
27 jan, 9-17u, fysisch NL Verruimende denktools voor leidinggevenden (1) Deep Dive
31st jan, 9-17h, online ENG How to keep your employees in-flow? Integrated Learning experience
Februari
15 feb, 19-21u – online NL De toekomst van zelfsturing Hands-on
17 feb, 9-17u

fysisch

NL Verruimende denktools voor leidinggevenden (2) Deep Dive
Maart
9 ma, 9-17u, fysisch NL Herontwerp je organisatie en ga beter om met hedendaagse uitdagingen (1) Deep Dive
10 ma, 9-17u

fysisch

NL Verruimende denktools voor leidinggevenden (3) Deep Dive
15 ma, 19-21h

online

ENG The Future of Teamwork Hands-on
21 ma, 9-17u

fysisch

NL Het DNA van een winnende tcultuur Integrated learning experience
Ma 24th, 9-17u, online ENG Dynamic Collaboration Application Training
29 ma, 9-17u, fysisch NL Herontwerp je organisatie en ga beter om met hedendaagse uitdagingen (2) Deep Dive
April
19 apr, 9-17u, fysisch NL Herontwerp je organisatie en ga beter om met hedendaagse uitdagingen (3) Deep Dive
Apr 21st, 9-17u, online ENG Beyond hierarchy and self-organization: develop collaborative intelligence (1) Deep Dive
28 apr, 9-17, online NL Dynamic Collaboration Application Training
Mei
May 12th, 9-17u, online ENG Beyond hierarchy and self-organization: develop collaborative intelligence (2) Deep Dive
24 Mei, 9-17u, fysisch NL Van eilandjes naar netwerken: de toekomst van je organisatiestructuur Integrated learning experience
Juni
June 2nd, 9-17u, online ENG Beyond hierarchy and self-organization: develop collaborative intelligence (3) Deep Dive

Hands-on practices

We notice that a range of new cooperation practices is emerging. In the Hands-on, we highlight one practice at a time. However, they have in common that they address themes that determine the undercurrent of collaboration and remain a hidden spot in existing approaches, such as working from nearby development zones, taking the entire context into account by working with relative performance indicators, and focusing on (more) thoughtful action.

In the Hands-on session, you will get a hands-on view of the practice and discuss how you can apply this practice in your organization.

The price per hands-on session is 80 Euro (excl. VAT). The sessions are online.

15/03/2023 – The Future of Teamwork (ENG)

The search for formulas to make teams work better remains extremely topical. We can even ask ourselves whether the quality of teamwork improves. Notwithstanding the enormous training and coaching effort, barely one in twenty teams turns out to be a winning team.

Winning teams combine dealing with each other differently, listening and integrating different points of view, aligning individual initiatives, and taking joint decisions. Thoughtfulness in interplay is lacking in many self-management approaches, making self-management difficult to develop.

Thoughtful action is the basis for creating consciously development-oriented or learning organizations. We briefly highlight seven tools that also form the basis for incorporating ownership and true collaborative thinking. It is up to you, dear participant, to assess how these out-of-the-box outlines will shape the future of teamwork.

Simply register and pay immediately via Paypal or send an email to jan@connecttransform indicating the session(s) you are interested in.

Choose your hands-on session

Integrated learning experiences

In the integrated learning experiences, we take you through what is happening at the intersection of two cornerstones in the Dynamic Collaboration approach.

Proactive decision-making and involvement occur when clear instructions align with the corresponding decision-making of individual employees. This leads to individual flow. This is a situation where employees are optimally productive and get energy from their work. As a result, you avoid burnout and bore-out.

A culture that connects is created when autonomous decision-making is accompanied by integration mechanisms whereby differences in perspectives are interwoven. This leads not only to a connection of employees with the greater whole of the strategy but also to a stronger mutual connection and collaborative thinking. Moreover, it avoids siloisation and alienation of employees.

Processes and systems that lead to learning emerge at the intersection of the integration mechanisms with the mission. This leads to operational excellence, customer orientation, and innovation. You avoid systems that are too focused on registration, too fragmented in design, and paralysing in operation.

The price per day is 300 Euro (excl. VAT). The English program is provided digitally.

31/01/2023 – How to keep your employees in-flow (English)

Parallel to the advancing digitization of work, a quiet revolution in work is taking place. Employees are focusing on more complex tasks where interaction is key and specific solutions need to be found. Computers are taking over the routine facets of work.

Current answers from human resources do not sufficiently take into account the co-evolution of assignments and employee development. As a result, assignments remain too fragmented for too long and employees are insufficiently prepared for the increase in complexity. This significantly increases the risk of burn-out and bore-out.

During this day, we explain the framework from which you can let functions/roles and employees evolve together. Via two practical cases, we illustrate how this takes shape in practice.

As a participant, you will learn:

  • The basis to draw up contribution-oriented role descriptions and to objectify employee development levels.
  • To estimate when someone is functioning in-flow, or operating from a risk zone of burn-out or bore-out.
  • Four strategies to make employees reflect on their interpretation of their assignment and the quality of their decision-making.
  • How to grow employees to the level where their approach is bigger than the problems they face.

Simply register and pay immediately via Paypal or send an email to jan@connecttransform indicating the session(s) you are interested in.

Choose your integrated learning session

Deep dives

The deep dives always start from one cornerstone of the Dynamic Collaboration approach: decision-making, work design, and team dynamics. They are three-day programs in which we make a unique connection between the best scientific research on the themes and the emerging practices in organizations.

The deep dives are three-day programs aimed at senior managers and systemic organizational development supervisors who are confronted with the limits of their approach and want to enrich their perspectives. The Deep Dives are designed to reinforce existing frameworks and toolkits. Indeed, each Deep Dive brings to light a hidden dimension and a complementary intervention process. This allows you to weave the insights provided into your approach.

The deep dives consist of three days each, spread out over time. The participation fee per deep dive is 900 Euro (excl. VAT). The Dutch-language sessions take place physically. The English program is provided digitally.

25/11, 2/12, and 9/12/2023 – Designing your organization more effectively (three days – ENG)

This program will change your view on organizing forever. It gives you the tools to build more effective organizational structures. More effective organizational structures are agile, facilitate cross-cutting collaboration, and strengthen ownership at every level of an organization.

As a participant, you learn:

  • How to put the five organizational design principles into practice.
  • To assess what works in an organizational set-up/structure and which elements in a corporate set-up lead to slow decision-making, micro-management, inefficient decision-making, fault lines in strategy realization, and undesired turnover.
  • Which small interventions can create positive breakthroughs in dynamic collaboration.
  • How to mutually reinforce the growth of employees, the team, and the company through changes in the role and function design.
  • How to prevent silos from forming as the company grows and turn siloisation into productive cross-team collaboration.
  • Practical tool for assessing the contribution theme within and the quality of the relationships between assignments.

21/04, 12/05, and 02/06/2023 – Beyond hierarchy and self-organization: develop collaborative intelligence (three days – English)

This program invites you to look at team and project work facilitation in a completely different way. We make you aware of two hitherto underexposed team dynamics linked to the way differences in perspective intake are dealt with, namely, those related to narrowing the team assignment too much (causing deadlines to be missed, budgets to be exceeded and undesirable things to be reworked) or opening up team assignments too much (creating areas of tension with flanking teams, creating risks of burn-out and unexpectedly challenging systems and processes).

In particular, we zoom in on giving and receiving contribution-oriented feedback and broaden your view on what works in classic self-management approaches.

As a participant, you will learn:

  • How to make teams work from different time horizons (the immediate, the transition, and the transformational time horizon).
  • With which essential roles you can shape a team working across departmental boundaries more effectively.
  • To determine which different forms of consultation are needed to achieve team objectives, and how to make them fit together.
  • How to differentiate feedback from the nearby zone of development of team members and guide learning processes from here.

Simply register and pay immediately via Paypal or send an email to jan@connecttransform indicating the session(s) you are interested in.

Choose you Deep Dive

Dynamic Collaboration Application Training

The Dynamic Collaboration Application Training will enable you to get started with the digital application.

The application consists of two primary modules: a storyline generator and a value mirror. Based on these, you can generate the following reports:

  • An individual value mirror: this report forms the basis for developing a personal development plan.
  • Description of the essence of a role: based on this report, you can enter into a highly focused dialogue on job and role filling. The descriptions can also be used as a basis for labor market communication.
  • An individual in-flow report: this report indicates whether an employee is in-flow and what can be done to maintain or restore this flow.
  • A team value mirror: this report forms the basis for a team development plan.
  • A team dynamics scan: this report clarifies how a team comes to integration (or not) and how to strengthen its integration capacity.
  • A structure of responsibilities scan: the report provides an overview of the quality of the relationships between assignments (functions/roles): where there are overlaps and too large function/role distances. It forms the basis for the evolution of the organizational structure.

After the application training, you will acquire a user’s license and can use the digital application free of charge for one month.

The Dynamic Collaboration application training takes one day and is organized on request for specific organizations and consulting networks. We adapt the training to the particular needs of the participants. The daily fee is 1600 Euro (excl. VAT) divided by the number of participants. Therefore, the number of participants is limited to 5.

The training is given digitally. The individual participation fee is 800 Euro (excl. VAT).

  • On 24/03/2023 in English

As a participant, you learn:

  • How to objectify the quality of your organizational structure and define tasks (functions/roles) in a contribution-oriented way,
  • How to assess employees’ perspective-taking and use it as a basis for development-oriented coaching,
  • How to make team dynamics negotiable.
  • Integrating the diversity of reports into the individual, team, and organizational development approaches with the associated intervention processes.
  • How to use the set of tools to develop a new generation of Human Capital practices: matching employees to assignments, developing learning paths, building winning teams, and shaping performance management systems).