To support people, organisations and business to understand the value of collaboration and the benefits achieved through collaborative working.
Our Executive Network brings together industry leaders, government and public sector and academia. Corporate members are the backbone of this network whilst our public, third sector and academia provide enhanced opportunities to develop and promote our work.
Our corporate members come from a variety of sectors, with strong representation from defence, engineering, construction, infrastructure and facilities management. Yet our reach goes far beyond these industries as we are increasingly recruiting new members from IT companies, finance and healthcare.
As a result of the introduction of the ISO44001, our membership has continued to grow as more companies recognise the value of joining an institute which can enhance the opportunities to learn from others on a similar journey to gaining full accreditation for their collaborative working relationships.
Benefits of Executive Network Membership
The key business benefits of Executive Network membership:
Knowledge Sharing & Networking
The Institute runs regular knowledge sharing events, each one designed to provide an opportunity for our members to share and learn from others in the collaborative space. We are in the process of expanding our events programme to include breakfast events and webinars. Attendance is free to members and their guests.
Typically these events involve presentations from industry experts followed by an open debate with ample opportunity, often held in high profile venues.
Most Executive Network members are prepared to share their knowledge and experience using ICW as the conduit. ICW distils this knowledge for the benefit of the wider business community by promulgating good practice, challenging conventional thinking and promoting collaborative working business relationship thought leadership. The executive network provides a forum to meet others developing their collaborative relationships and to share those experiences between sectors.
The Institute provides our Executive Members' organisations assistance to improve capability to manage their collaborative challenges by helping leaders and experts focus on outcomes. This means clarity of why they want to collaborate and assessing where there is scope to drive better outcomes. Collaboration is not just a more constructive way for people to work together; it focuses on aligning resources and behaviours to what values they want to create. Our aim is to enure the collaboration approach is tailored to meet the collaborative business objectives and collaborative culture, and drive real value from the collaboration.
We build relationships in academia to enhance the understanding of collaborative working and to underpin our methods with quality research. We have a number of papers available to our members and are continuing our commitment to research with new projects being commissioned, including with the University of Warwick, where we hold most of our training events. We recognise that our members’ experience and expertise provides a further enrichment of that evidence and we encourage our members to participate in research.
"Working with ICW provides innovation, differentiation and customer value in our go to market and operations"