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How to Be a Collaborative Leader

Most people readily admit that collaboration is essential to innovation and mutual support when confronting business challenges. But a lack of collaboration nevertheless seems to be rampant in today’s organizations.

A sustainable collaborative culture cannot take root unless executives, managers and professionals set an example and embrace their role as an agent of change. Leaders must understand the importance of breaking down work silos to converge ideas and curtail unhealthy competition at both the individual and the team level. Using examples, case studies and diagnostic tools, you will discover how you can foster, encourage and support a collaboration-friendly working environment.


$995 + taxes


Two half days - 9 a.m. to noon
One day - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

April 17, 18, 2024

On-site, Downtown
Hélène-Desmarais Building

October 3, 2023

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  • Rate your organization’s collaborative intelligence.
  • Find compelling arguments to persuade others to collaborate better and more frequently.
  • Identify and eliminate organizational and personal barriers that undermine collaborative efforts.
  • Put the right conditions in place to build a culture of collaboration.
  • Fully assume your role as an agent of change by adopting behaviours conducive to collaboration.

Is this for you?

  • Professionals, managers and executives who want to proactively contribute to developing a sustainable collaborative culture in their workplace.

Special features

  • Maximize your impact and carve out a unique niche for yourself as a collaborative leader.


Alain Gosselin
Alain Gosselin
FCHRP, MSc (Management), PhD (Human Resources Management)
Professor emeritus, HEC Montréal

Define the conditions necessary to harness your collective experience and cultivate a successful collaboration

  • Examples of collaboration done right (and not so right) distributed prior to the beginning of the course

Identify and overcome barriers to collaboration

  • Questionnaire to evaluate five types of barriers that explain why competition wins out over collaboration more often than it should

Outline key arguments for getting others to collaborate better and more frequently

  • Five reasons for prioritizing collaboration in today’s workplace

Explore answers to frequently asked questions about collaboration

  • When is collaboration a must? When is it not?
  • Whom should you be collaborating with (competitors, unions, suppliers, stakeholders)?
  • What can you do when collaboration fails?

Leverage the right collaboration accelerators to strengthen your corporate culture

  • Analysis of businesses that have achieved a sustainable collaborative culture

Set an example

  • Determine what your personal barriers to collaboration are
  • Identify typical behaviours of a collaborative leader (case studies)
  • Draft your development plan for being a better collaborative leader

Pre-course preparation, case studies, diagnostic tools, group assignments to identify key lessons learned, post-course follow-up and deliverables.

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

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