The Life Cycle of Collaboration: Enhancing Leadership and Team Dynamics

In today’s dynamic work environment, collaboration is more than a buzzword—it's a crucial component of successful leadership and effective team performance. The International Institute on Collaboration (IIONC) introduces "The Life Cycle of Collaboration," a comprehensive workshop series designed by Gregg Potter to transform how organizations approach teamwork and leadership.

About the Workshop

The Life Cycle of Collaboration is a structured, yet flexible, framework that delves into the five Building Blocks of Collaboration: transformational leadership, facilitation, conflict resolution, self-awareness, and friendliness to collaborate. Gregg Potter, an international collaboration coach and the Founder and CEO of Project Kinect, has crafted this course to help leaders design and lead intentional, impactful collaborations.

Workshop Structure

The workshop is designed to fit various organizational needs, offering a flexible schedule that includes:

  • Three sessions held over three weeks
  • 6-1 hour sessions
  • A full-day in-person retreat option

Each session is dedicated to examining and practicing collaboration skills, ensuring participants can apply these insights directly to their work environments.

Key Learning Outcomes

Participants will walk away with:

  1. A Deeper Understanding of Collaboration: Explore the foundational elements that make collaborations successful. Learn how to create space for collaboration, foster trust, and build a conducive environment for teamwork.
  2. Transformational Leadership Skills: Discover techniques for leading teams effectively, facilitating productive conversations, and creating an inclusive and engaging workspace.
  3. Conflict Resolution Techniques: Gain strategies for identifying and resolving conflicts, maintaining a positive and efficient collaborative environment.
  4. Practical Frameworks for Intentional Collaboration: Transition from unintentional to intentional collaboration, ensuring every team member aligns with the mission and objectives.

Workshop Benefits

Participants will benefit from a supportive and passionate cohort, dedicated time to examine and practice collaboration, and direct coaching from Gregg Potter. The course materials include a workbook and additional resources such as:

  • Collaboration journal
  • Books like "Holding Change" by Adrienne Maree Brown and "Collaborating with the Enemy" by Adam Kahane
  • Collaboration cards


Mike Schwartz, Managing Director for the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at UW-Madison, shared, "Gregg’s teaching style and the care he puts into creating a safe space for open discussions made the entire experience engaging and enjoyable. His approach helped all of us feel a strong sense of community."

Miriam Elliott, Director of Operational Excellence at Webhelp UK Region, added, "Gregg has helped me realize the value of collaboration and coached me through specific scenarios. His services are invaluable for both personal growth and business success."

Join Us

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your collaboration skills and transform your leadership approach. Sign up for "The Life Cycle of Collaboration" and gain the tools and insights needed to lead your teams to success.

Empower your team with the skills to collaborate effectively and achieve outstanding results. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gregg guides leaders and organizations in effective collaboration by emphasizing humanity and trust. He believes mastering these foundations is crucial for transformational leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

With diverse experience in upper management at Starbucks in Los Angeles and significant roles in the restaurant industry, Gregg is a natural connector. He is a trained facilitator and futurist, frequently sought for strategic planning. His conflict resolution skills were honed under Bob and Alice Evans.

Gregg holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Masters in Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service. His educational background enhances his approach to leadership and collaboration.

For more information and to register, visit International Institute on Collaboration or connect with Gregg Potter on LinkedIn.