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To support people, organisations and business to understand the value of collaboration and the benefits achieved through collaborative working.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    You are invited to join ICW on Tuesday 22 June for our next Share and Learn:

    Hybrid Working Environment

    With Matt Wragg, Richard Holm and Adrian Miller

    COVID-19 continues to have a big impact on organisations, their people and the workplace - many organisations are welcoming their teams back to the workplace but on what basis?

    Achieving the right balance between remote and integrated working, the 'Hybrid Working Environment', will make a big difference to the morale and well-being of your colleagues, as well as the quality of team working, interactions and how they collaborate.

    An ICW team has created a simple model for looking at the critical dimensions associated with the Hybrid Environment. It is supported by key considerations, benefits, pain points and helpful tips. We want to share this with you and create a discussion around how our members can share their experiences to help each other evolve and improve their approach to Hybrid Working.

    Join us on 22 June at 12 noon to be a part of the conversation.

    Any enquiries for this event please contact Alan Maund on 0203-691 1530.

    Please note this event uses a Teams platform, so there is a possibility that email addresses will be visible to all delegates in attendance.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    Every relationship is unique whilst sharing many common factors. It is recognised that the collaborative business relationship management systems - requirements and framework, details specific requirements in the way in which these will be addressed, interpreted and implemented by organisations. These will vary dependent on a multiplicity of factors including: the size and nature of the organisation, public or private sector, geographic differences, industry sectorial differences and scope of application. Understanding the core principles involved is crucial to validating its implementation and recognising the implications of common themes which evolve with the development of a relationship.

    Find out more and book this event
    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    Please join our Resilience First Summer Debate:

    'This house believes that our resilience standards are not up to standard'

    Thursday 15 July 2021, 3pm to 4pm BST.

    The virtual debate, in Oxford Union-style, will discuss the topic of standards. The essence of the debate is around the proposition that: 'our resilience standards are not up to standard'.

    Current resilience standards, as exemplified by the ISO compendium, have become increasingly burdensome, complex, subjective and allied to vested commercial interests. The original BSI's Royal Charter injunction for 'simplification' of processes has been lost in a morass of definitions, clauses, guidance and unsubstantiated best practice formulated by a cabal of consultants with no academic validation of their efficacy.

    Their imposition on global companies by third parties, clients or regulators is wholly impractical and for most SMEs it is, in several respects, overburdensome. Cost-benefit analysis even by the BSI themselves reveals benefits are questionable and resulting bureaucracy often distracts organisations from their core business. Furthermore, the audit process is often conducted by consultants who have little understanding of the company in question and have rarely practised resilience. The consequent recommendations and observations are often risible.

    Therefore, the concept of standards needs to be reviewed, simplified and made more accessible. If action is not taken soon, resilience standards risk falling into disrepute and becoming little more than a distress purchase and 'tick-box exercise' and losing their original intent of improving efficiency.

    Register here

    Confirmed Panel

    Chair: Claire Ward, Chief Executive, The Institute for Collaborative Working
    For the motion: Dr Chris Needham-Bennett, Chief Executive, Needhams1834
    Against the motion: Dr Rob MacFarlane, Deputy Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
    • 19 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 22 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 28 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Online

    This programme has been specifically developed as a baseline introduction to collaborative working which highlights the impacts of behaviours and the benefits of working together for front line staff. Delegates will gain an understanding of the organisations objectives in working collaboratively, know how to behave in a collaborative environment. Understand what to say, what not to say or do to support a collaborative project and how they can create value for themselves and the project.

    Find out more and book this event
    • 13 Sep 2021
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    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 28 Sep 2021
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    • 29 Sep 2021
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    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 19 Oct 2021
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    • 20 Oct 2021
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    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 9 Nov 2021
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    • 10 Nov 2021
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    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 15 Nov 2021
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    • 18 Nov 2021
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    • Warwick University Conference Centre (subject to changes on Covid-19 regulations)
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • House of Lords, London (subject to Covid-19 regulations)

    2021 Annual ICW Collaborative Working Awards

    Date: Thursday 16th December 2021
    Venue: The House of Lords, London (subject to Covid-19 regulations)

    Sponsored by: BSI
    Hold the date.

Past events

10 Jun 2021 2020 Collaboration Award Winners Share Their Stories
2 Jun 2021 Attitudes and Behaviours
18 May 2021 Collaborative Business Relationship Risk & Benefit Management
17 May 2021 Collaborative Leaders Course
13 May 2021 The 2021 Virtual ICW Annual Reception
27 Apr 2021 Why cross-sector collaboration will be critical to the UK’s ambitions to build back better
14 Apr 2021 Principles for Collaborative Working ISO 44000
13 Apr 2021 Share and Learn: The Benefits of Collaboration for Small Businesses
12 Apr 2021 Collaborative Leaders Course - Postponed
23 Mar 2021 Harnessing Collaboration ½ Day Conference
16 Mar 2021 What Does Collaboration Mean to You?
15 Mar 2021 Collaborative Leaders Course
4 Mar 2021 Thought Leadership Insights into the Future of Collaborative Working
24 Feb 2021 Share and Learn: Thought Leadership Insights into the Future of Collaboration
12 Feb 2021 Share and Learn: Maintaining Wellness During the COVID Crisis
28 Jan 2021 Emcor UK: Collaboration for Facilities Management
25 Jan 2021 Contracts and Collaboration
20 Jan 2021 Share and Learn: How your peers are engaging their remote workforce
18 Jan 2021 Collaborative Leaders Course (postponed)
10 Dec 2020 ICW Collaborative Working Awards 2020
3 Dec 2020 ERM: Transitioning from Risk to Resilience
24 Nov 2020 Collaborate - Building Relationships, Advancing Shared Success for a Sustainable Built Environment
19 Nov 2020 Network Rail: Industry Change Through Collaboration
18 Nov 2020 Introduction to ISO 44001
9 Nov 2020 Collaborative Leaders Course
4 Nov 2020 ICW Members' Day & ICW Members Collaborative Challenge
21 Oct 2020 Introduction to ISO 44001
16 Oct 2020 Enhancing Collaboration through the use of Alignment Optimization
29 Sep 2020 2020 Collaborative Working Awards - Judging shortlist
23 Sep 2020 Collaborative Working Practitioner Webinar
16 Sep 2020 PANEL: The state of the labour market & the importance of internal mobility
16 Sep 2020 Attitudes & Behaviours
8 Sep 2020 Covid-19 - Collaboration: the "New Normal"
7 Sep 2020 Collaborative Leaders Course
31 Aug 2020 2020 Collaborative Working Awards - close of submission

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