Building bridges: Unlocking collaborative potential across teams

leadership development workshop

📆 19 April and 20 September 2024

Building Bridges: Unlocking Collaborative Potential Across Teams

This full-day interactive workshop is tailored specifically for corporate managers seeking to unlock the full potential of inter-team collaboration. Gain valuable insights into the dynamics of collaboration among teams operating in complex organisational settings, drawing on principles from group relations theory and the Relational Coordination Model developed at Brandeis University.

At the completion of this full-day workshop you will have:

  • insights into the dynamics of collaboration among teams in complex organisational setting

  • expanded your understanding beyond vertical/hierarchical work structures by focusing on interdependent relationships within and between teams

  • connected workshop learnings so you can map and analyse real-world collaboration challenges within your organisation

  • developed strategies for improving collaborative relationships across teams to make a lasting impact within your organisation.

What’s included in this full-day workshop?

Put theory into practice in an experiential intergroup event designed to simulate real-life group dynamics and intergroup relations. Multiple teams participate, each with a defined task and shared objectives, creating a unique opportunity to explore the dynamics of intergroup relations, power dynamics, communication patterns, and other factors that influence collaboration and cooperation. Participants engage in interactions, negotiations, and decision-making processes within the simulated system, allowing you to gain insights into your own roles, behaviours, and the dynamics that unfold between different groups.

The comprehensive debrief that follows the intergroup event is a valuable opportunity for reflection, learning, and deeper understanding of the underlying dynamics at play.

The day also includes a short seminar in which we outline some intergroup theory and introduce the Relational Coordination Model. Emphasising lateral relationships, we’ll delve into the importance of shared knowledge, shared goals, and mutual respect in fostering effective collaboration.

Through exercises that link intergroup event insights and relational coordination mapping, you’ll gain experience and practical tools to analyse and address current collaboration issues between teams in your organisation.

“The intergroup event was an intense learning experience. I came away knowing how I could be a better team leader, and how to engage with my colleagues in other teams.”

– Rhianna Perkin, Senior Consultant Psychologist

“The intergroup event was an eye-opening experience. I understood more of the barriers to collaboration and what to do to overcome them.”

– Cameron Brooks, Leadership Consultant

Who should attend this immersive workshop?

This workshop is designed for team leaders and managers who are eager to transform collaboration within their organisations. It is particularly beneficial for individuals who are responsible for leading and managing in complex organisational settings, where there are interdependencies amongst teams.

Managers who want to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of collaboration among teams will find valuable insights in this workshop. For those who may be familiar with vertical/hierarchical work structures or looking to expand understanding beyond them, this workshop focuses on interdependent relationships within and between teams to unlock the collaborative potential to deliver on shared organisational purpose.

Attend this workshop and gain the knowledge, tools, and strategies to foster effective collaboration, navigate complex organisational settings, and unlock the full potential of inter-team relationships. Become a transformative leader who drives collaboration, achieves shared goals, and makes a lasting impact within your organisation.

Unlocking collaborative potential across teams








📆  Date

19 April and 20 September 2024

⏰ Session Time

9.30 am – 4.30 pm  🇨🇰  Melbourne
11.30 pm – 6.30 am (eek!) 🇬🇧  London
6.30 pm – 1.30 am 🇺🇸  New York
6.30 am – 1.30 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

💷  For only

AUD $970 

Three or more participants from the same organisation for AUD $825 each

Email Helen to find out more about our 10 or 20 place packages, custom designed to suit your organisations needs

👩🏻‍💻 Location

Melbourne CBD
Morning tea & lunch provided

All workshops are available for on-site delivery, and the potential for a hybrid format can be discussed.

Building bridges: Unlocking collaborative potential across teams

leadership development workshop with the following:

Ms Helen McKelvie

Helen McKelvie

Helen has had over 25 years of working in organisations to inform her approach to helping others gain insights into how they take up roles and how to achieve greater alignment with individual, team and organisational purpose. Her own roles as internal planning consultant, policy and project manager, and lawyer in workplaces in both the public and private sectors have provided her with first-hand experience of the complexity and challenges of organisational life.

Helen is an alumnus and now teaches in the Master’s program at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic qualifications, Helen is an accredited practitioner of PRISM Brain Mapping, an online, neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument, and is a registered Analytic-Network Coach. Helen also has training and experience in workplace mediation and yoga teaching qualifications.

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell

Over the last several years Thomas has enhanced his extensive professional experience by learning from, and working with, leaders across the executive coaching, group dynamics, and systems psychodynamics fields. A graduate of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management – Organisation Dynamics, Thomas combines a deep understanding of working in large organisations with a passion for supporting others as they work toward achieving their goals and gaining a deeper awareness of their actions and drivers. Highly skilled in creating a safe environment to support participants explore their roles, Thomas manages the balance between empathy and candour allowing participants to feel secure whilst having their assumptions challenged.






The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

PO Box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867

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We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.
NIODA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a collective movement for a better future.

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