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  • 29 May 2017 12:35 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW recognises that major complex programmes often comprise thousands of contractual obligations, with multi-tiered supply chains and a wide range of stakeholders. To drive maximum value from these complex relationships and contracts, the essential needs of both collaboration and contractual compliance must be kept at the forefront of programme management.

    Driving simplicity into such complex environments, ICW is pleased to announce that it has combined its broad collaborative experience and its ISO 44001 guidance, tools and templates with Affinitext' s Intelligent Document Format (IDF) technology and smart contract management system. Fully licenced copies of the Standard and Collaborative Business Relationship Management System (CBRMS), including Joint Relationship Management Plans (JRMPs), are transformed into IDF and published in a powerful online library, along with all supporting compliance documents. The IDF library enables quick comprehension of and compliance with the requirements of the Standard. Affinitext's unique Task Management and Knowledge Sharing modules ensure effective online management of the full ambit of collaboration models and structures, as well as of the contractual obligations which influence and drive behaviours. Embed collaboration as your day-to-day way of working.

    For our UK government clients, as of 23 May 2017, this solution is available for call-off under the G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace Framework Agreement. (Service ID 1906 0041 3225 478: ISO 44001 documents in Intelligent Document Format).

    Find out more


  • 11 May 2017 5:27 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW Operations Director David Hawkins appointed as chairman of the ISO Technical Committee (TC 286) for Collaborative Business Relationships to head the further development of guidance and application materials. Adrian Miller of NATS takes his place as Chairman of the UK committee.

  • 04 Apr 2017 9:42 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    Research Report coverICW is please to announce the release of the latest research project completed by Warwick Business School. The research was focused on identifying the attributes of an individual to be collaborative. The report was based on a series of in depth interviews and analysis by WBS team.

    Download the report (PDF, 1.71MB)

  • 08 Mar 2017 12:29 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    Collaborative Leadership MSc Module event photoLatest running of the ICW and Warwick University Collaborative Leadership MSc Module. Lively week with a cohort from across a variety of sectors including nuclear, defense, automotive, property management and security.

  • 02 Mar 2017 4:21 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that the new International Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships has now been published by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in Geneva. This marks a major milestone for ICW and the next evolution for collaborative working. The standard can be obtained via ISO and will shortly be available via www.shop.bsigroup.com. ICW is proud to have been instrumental in the development of this standard alongside BSI.

    The new Standard has been developed and harmonised with the High Level Structure for management standards making alignment and integration with other management standard, such as ISO 9001, much easier. It incorporates the life-cycle model from BS 11000 and introduces new elements to enhance collaborative working.

    If you are keen to understand the changes from BS 11000, are considering transition to the new standard or starting out and would like to get more information why not book onto the one of a series of one day events schedule by ICW in March and April:

    6th March - Arden conference centre, Warwick University
    8th March - The Lansdowne Club, London
    13th March - Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow
    10th April - Arden Conference Centre, Warwick University
    20th April - Cardiff Business School, Cardiff

    £350 non-members (£280 ICW members). Contact: Training@ICW.uk.com or Alan.Maund@ICW.uk.com to book your place.

    The ICW team lead by David Hawkins will be on hand to share details of the standard and address your questions.

  • 01 Dec 2016 10:35 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ISO has introduced a change to the numbering convention for Management Systems.

    Hence the International Collaborative Working standard will carry the number ISO 44001 when it is published in the new year.

  • 21 Nov 2016 11:45 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW's David Hawkins visits Portugal to deliver Key note address at AICEP Conference for over 100 business leaders on the value of collaboration.

    "We were privileged to have ICW presence which was of major importance for the success of this seminar. Your presentation proved to be very useful and met the expectations of the participants. This is what happens when the expertise from UK and Portugal get together to prove that new opportunities of business can come out of this meetings. Miguel Frasquilho, President AICEP."

    ICW Portugal is now firmly focused on promoting our thought leadership and supporting skills development in association with the University of Aveiro

  • 16 Nov 2016 11:11 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    The final voting for ISO 11000 has been completed and it was positive, which means the standard will go forward. However, there are a number of comments to be addressed with the International committee before publication.

    This is a significant outcome for Collaborative Working generally and for ICW specifically. The support/guidance from members of the ICW Management Board has been key to this decision.

    ICW will be holding a high profile launch event in March – details to follow.

  • 16 Nov 2016 9:47 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that HS2 Limited has recently joined the ICW Executive Network and confirmed its intent to progress towards certification for BS/ISO 11000. HS2 is the largest infrastructure programme in Europe and represents a significant investment for the UK, so we are delighted that they have placed collaborative working as a core feature for its success and see the ICW community as part of its strategy to help build a legacy for industry. We look forward to supporting the HS2 team in their endeavours.

  • 25 Aug 2016 11:18 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    Shahrukh KazmiCongratulations to Shahrukh Kazmi, Lead engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, in gaining membership of the Institute (ICW) via the newly established academic route. As a member of the recent cohort to progress through the Warwick University WMG MSc course for Collaborative Leadership. His successful completion of the MSc module, developed by ICW in association with WMG, which is one of the nominated routes to membership we are delighted to recognise his achievement and welcome him as an individual member to the ICW community.

    As part of the vision for ICW the MSc module is seen as a key element in developing collaborative skills and introducing complimentary tools for the mangers of the future. This highly interactive week long module provides insight to the challenges of leadership in a collaborative environment. This elective course is part of the WMG Master’s programme and is a first to offer this both academic recognition and directly link to the Institutes membership programme. It is also available as a unique standalone opportunity to expand your understanding of collaboration and the alternative perspective to leadership for todays and tomorrows business leaders.

    The next course jointly delivered by ICW and WMG is schedule to run 7-11 November and we recommend it to those who want to build their portfolio of skills for the future. For details contact Malcolm.Wyatt@warwick.ac.uk or P.Connor@warwick.ac.uk.

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