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Working With Your Peers // Leadership Programs

Learning Objectives

This hands-on one day program is designed to enable participants to more effectively collaborate with others in the organization.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the three principles critical for peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Recognize the difference between cooperation and collaboration
  • List the three sources of power and their relevance in peer-to-peer negotiation
  • Describe the law of reciprocity in influencing others
  • Practice listening and encouraging in order to build rapport
  • Practice adjusting their communication based upon another person’s communication style
  • Classify the steps on the “Ladder of Conflict”
  • Describe strategies for overcoming three common forms of resistance
  • Recognize the impact of labeling, absolutes and blaming on conflict and collaboration
  • Identify the importance in having a fallback plan
  • Apply best practices moving forward




  • Introduction
  • Learning objectives
  • Principles of collaboration

Collaboration Continuum

  • Coercion, participation, cooperation and collaboration
  • Opportunity for collaboration

Nynsyl Shrine© (Experiential Activity)

  • Mindset and approach

Power + Influence

  • Sources of power
  • Building power
  • Listen and encourage
  • Cocktail Party activity
  • Givers and takers research

Persuasion Styles

  • Adam College case study
  • Assessment
  • Adjusting to others’ style

Information + Understanding

  • All-In activity


  • Hidden to disruptive
  • Fight or flight
  • Three levels of resistance

Ladder of Conflict

  • Adding meaning
  • Labeling
  • Blaming and absolutes

Deep Listening

  • Techniques
  • Having a fallback

Workshop Close