The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook / Edition 1by David D. Chrislip
Pub. Date: 07/11/2002
When the landmark book Collaborative Leadership was first published in 1994, it described the premise, principles, and leadership characteristics of successful collaboration. The book outlined an innovative way of building partnerships to solve the civic problems too big for anyone to solve alone as well as a new type of leadership that brings together diverse
When the landmark book Collaborative Leadership was first published in 1994, it described the premise, principles, and leadership characteristics of successful collaboration. The book outlined an innovative way of building partnerships to solve the civic problems too big for anyone to solve alone as well as a new type of leadership that brings together diverse stakeholders to solve a community's problems. While that book provides a much-needed framework for working together, The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook offers nonprofit practitioners, community leaders, and public officials a practical, hands-on resource. It presents the tools needed for applying the lessons learned, powerful approaches that get results, and guidance for solving complex community problems. In clear and concise terms, the Fieldbook
• Presents a wide range of tools and concepts that can be readily applied
• Provides a comprehensive guide to collaboration from conception to implementation
• Describes how to establish effective civic leadership development programs to support collaborative efforts
• Contains stories and examples that clearly illustrate the book's concepts and tools
• Helps readers find-quickly and easily-what they need for their specific situations
Table of Contents
Foreword (John Parr).
Introduction: The Power of Collaboration.
PART ONE: META: THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION.
1. America's Civic Challenges.
2. Civil Society, Democracy, and Collaboration.
3. Building the Civic Community.
PART TWO: MACRO: PREMISES AND PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION.
4. Essential Concepts of Collaboration.
5. A Framework for Collaboration.
PART THREE: MICRO: PRACTICES OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION.
6. Getting Started.
7. Setting Up for Success.
8. Working Together.
9. Moving to Action.
10. Developing Networks of Responsibility.
PART FOUR: STORIES AND EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION AND CIVIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.
11. Joint Venture Silicon Valley (Christopher Wilson).
12. Transforming Civic Culture: Sitka, Alaska 1999-2001 (David D. Chrislip).
13. Neighborhood Action Initiative: Engaging Citizens in Real Change (William R. Potapchuk).
14. Equal Partners, Shared Vision: The Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal (Carol A. Wilson).
15. Scenarios: Catalysts for Civic Change (David D. Chrislip, James Butcher, Adam Kahane).
16. Building Civic Leadership in Portland, Maine (Thomas J. Rice).
17. Building Leadership Capacity in a Socially Emerging Community (Allan Wallis).
Appendix A: Learning from Research and Experience.
Appendix B: Institute for Civic Leadership Curriculum and Agenda.
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