Leading Collaboration

Learn how to lead your team through the four stages of successful collaboration, and how to lead for full engagement and commitment.

Whether your team meets in-person or remotely via video conferencing, you will learn how to lead them through the four stages of successful collaboration: aim for ‘join-in’ not ‘buy-in’, put it all on the table, make good choices, and implement collaboratively.[1]

You will also learn how to lead for full engagement and commitment to each of the stages.


  • Recognize the elements of successful collaboration and full engagement
  • Identify and communicate the value of collaboration and engagement
  • Create the opportunity and environment necessary for productive collaboration and engagement
  • Practice the four-stage model of collaboration during a live simulation
  • Know who to engage in what stage and with what purpose
  • Learn how to communicate clear roles and set your team up for success

[1] The four stages are based on the work of Hurwitz & Hurwitz, the authors of Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration.

All of our courses are customizable to meet your team’s unique needs and context. Get in touch to tell us what combination of skills, habits and behaviours you would like your team to develop.

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Sol Santos-Pyne Chief Innovator and Prototype Evaluator. He is always ready to help design, paint, cut and install. Sol will show you what’s possible and will also try the impossible. He is the bravest monkey of all.

Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.

Beto Santos-Pyne Video Producer and Editor as well as a Reliable Helper during heavy installations. When he is not building intricate systems in Minecraft he is the top ranking swinger on the monkey bars. 

Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.

Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.

Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.