ICWNZ's General Practitioners Course
Attendees' knowledge of the benefits of working collaboratively and how to do it better increased substantially at the Institute for Collaborative Working New Zealand's (ICWNZ) - General Practitioners Course in Wellington on 14 and 15 July.
Delegates, both online and in-person, including clients, contractors and consultants have had to wait for more than a year since the previous course in March 2021 due to the pandemic, but they were not disappointed.
Director of ICWNZ and Lead on the course Chris Olsen was pleased with the progress made by the Delegates throughout the two-day course, despite the challenges of juggling both online and in-person attendees.
"We were really pleased by the attitudes of the Delegates who all learn a great deal about collaborative working, it was fantastic to see a range of clients, contractors and consultants coming and working together and sharing their experiences of collaborative working the range covered those who are new to Collaborative working to those years of experience with alliances and collaborative enterprises."
"We will look to hold the next ICWNZ General Practitioners Course in-person, if possible, in order to allow delegates to experience the full benefits of the course."
Chris Olsen (3rd from the left) and the successful delegates both online and in person from Institute for Collaborative Working New Zealand's (ICWNZ) - General Practitioners Course in Wellington on 14 and 15 July 2022.
ICWNZ Continues to Promote Collaborative Working Despite COVID-19 Disruptions
The Institute for Collaborative Working New Zealand (ICWNZ) has been busy since its last update, as we implement our strategic plan and build ICWNZ into a robust and sustainable organisation.
Progress since April 2021 has been slower than anticipated due to COVID disruptions to our training model and reducing peoples’ availability, but we have still managed to achieve;
Key strategic goals for ICWNZ
Our key strategic goals are to:
How we are achieving this
We are doing this by providing:
First Leaders Course Outside the UK
ICWNZ held the first Collaborative Leaders course outside of the UK. This was in Wellington from 22 to 25 May 2017 and was facilitated by Neill Carruthers. There were 10 attendees, from both the Public and Private sector including one from Arup's in Australia, who all passed the exam and assignment with excellent passes.
Neill's facilitation of the course was of immense value, especially his ability to use learnt experiences to demonstrate the aspects of the course and their value in real relationships. There was very positive feedback from those who attended and an expectation that the benefits of a structured approach will now be introduced within relationships in this part of the world. Three attendees at the course are potential associates of ICW and will look to assist Dave in bringing to life the framework within ISO 44001.
Next ICW NZ ISO 44001 Leaders Course: 21-24 October 2019
The successful ICW Leaders Course is now being run again in New Zealand in response to local interest in both ICW and the International standard. The next public course will be in October in Auckland.