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Why Organisations Join ICW

Access - The Institute connects a community of progressive, committed, diverse organisations that have similar aspirations and values in relation to collaboration. This includes:

  • Collaborative Association - a community of likeminded organisations that support common collaborative aims, Promoting and demonstrating to customers, partners, suppliers and stakeholders how they value, understand, support and invest in collaboration for better outcomes.
  • Business Networking - connecting into a broad group of positive, proactive organisations across performance and business.
  • Sharing - we share best practice and expertise on developing successful collaborative business relationships. as well as being able to advise and recommend to our members, expert help for their business objectives.
  • Events - where members engage, contribute, share and listen. In person at landmark or notable venues. Our online 'share and learns' for members, as well as external online webinars on key topics, help spread knowledge and interaction.
  • Research - we build relationships with academia to enhance greater understanding of collaborative working and underpin our methods with quality research.

Influence - Both the Institute and its members seek to raise the profile and relevance of collaborative working for better business and social outcomes. This includes:

  • Thought Leadership - sharing thinking that builds a better understanding of the future of collaboration, leading and influencing new and expanded thinking and good practice, to shape the frameworks and solutions used for more effective collaboration.
  • Communicating - sharing, learning, building, explaining using:
    • Business social media - broadcast and engaging on collaborative topics.
    • The Partner - our annual publication, that includes contributions from members.
    • Insight - Bi-monthly publication to share news, stories and information.
    • Bid inserts and/or Reference - to demonstrate active involvement in the Institute, their collaborative pedigree and commitment.
    • Case studies - contributions by members to share results, ideas, concepts and good practice. Showing members achievements through collaboration.
  • Special Forums - part of leading edge thought leadership groups that bring organisations and individuals from different sectors, private and public and third sector together to develop best practice in structured collaboration.

Growth - We support our members in increasing their capability, opportunities and to help grow their collaborative relationships through promoting their achievements and potential. This includes:

  • Organisational Collaborative Capability progression - our model allows organisations in both public and private sector to demonstrably evidence they are at the leading edge of effective structured collaboration.
  • Developing & Building Capability
    • Learning - access to knowledge through our website and archives.
    • Training - full range of courses for individuals or teams.
    • Individual Members - our Members & Fellows meet published qualification criteria.
    • Professional Development - we have a learning pathway to help members qualify.
    • Expert Advice - using our Associate Directors and collaborative ‘health’ service.
    • Good Practice - supporting implementation for organisations.
  • Partnering on Initiatives - working with our members to develop better guidance and solutions for collaboration that unlocks value, drives change or helps manage risk - in areas such as innovation, sustainability and social value.
  • Collaborative Achievement - annual collaborative awards. Ceremony is held at the House of Lords.
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