Collaboration is great when it works. But, well, life can be awful when things are not going well between USAID and a critical implementing partner. It happens more often than we would wish, and it can be a pain in the neck! The unhealthy behaviors that throw things out of whack are simple: one part perceived...
Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
This is an in depth facilitators guide to knowledge sharing methods and tools, which includes workshop structures, logisitics, and planning/preparation timelines.
Communities of Practice and Networks: Reviewing Two Perspectives on Social Learning
This document provides an interesting matrix of tools for knowledge management and their specific suitability for individual, team, organization, preparation, action and reflection.