Facilitating Collaboration

Basic Elements of the Partnering Process

Since all our Partnering workshops are tailored to the unique needs of our clients, we offer a wide range of facilitation tools and options that can be included in the design of our Partnering workshops.

Depending upon the experience of the workshop participants, and the outcome of the pre-assessment interviews, our customized workshop agendas will include a variety of components selectively drawn from the following list of workshop elements:

  • Partnering Overview
  • Partnering History & Values
  • Partnering Expectations
  • Mission Statement & Objectives
  • Partnering Charter
  • Project Scope & Schedule
  • Timeline & Critical Path Analysis
  • Force-field and Issue Analysis
  • Work Plans, Work Sequences and Work Processes Review
  • Communication & Responsibility Matrix
  • Action Planning & Agreements Discussions
  • Consensus Decision-Making
  • Dialogue & Small Group Discussions
  • Personality and Personal Style Inventories (example: DiSC, Meyers-Briggs, etc.)
  • Team Building & Communication Activities
  • Success Measures & Performance Objectives
  • Conflict and the Issue Resolution Ladder
  • Partnering Follow-up & Partnering Champions
  • Project and/or Issue Overview
  • Plus/Delta Workshop Review
  • Celebration of Successes
  • Written Workshop Evaluation

We work closely with each of our clients in designing the workshop agendas and in selecting the Partnering elements, in order to insure that each Partnering process will be well-suited to the needs of the workshop participants, and our client's overall Partnering objectives.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Metty Zetty & Gary Kimble
Metta Zetty &
Gary Kimble
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Kimble/Zetty    Austin, Texas