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Silo Busting: Leading, Communicating & Collaborating Across Organizational Boundaries

If you’ve worked in an office environment long enough, you know how organizational boundaries – silos – obstruct effective communication and collaboration.

Silo Busting is the unique kind of leadership required to work effectively across the organizational boundaries created by hierarchies, functions, departments, business units, and geographic locations.

Organizations perform best when members of groups, teams, and units understand how their work is connected to the entire enterprise. Differences in jobs, roles, experience and expectations get in the way of great performance, even when individual people are doing what seems to be the right thing.

These boundaries often create warring tribes that operate like separate businesses, competing with each other for resources and customers. To some degree, nearly every organization contends with this tribal warfare, and leaders need to know how to counter-act the natural human tendency to square off against co-workers who have different professional backgrounds or roles. 

This one-day workshop helps participants understand how the organizational boundaries between functions, products, geography, and hierarchy enable and impede effective communication and collaboration. 

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Participants in this highly interactive workshop will practice using silo-busting tools to recognize where it is most important to build collaborative working relationships, articulate a vision that inspires people to work together on a shared goal, assign responsibility in complex cross-functional projects, and communicate successfully with multiple audiences.

During this 8-hour program, you will

  • Learn the 4-step process designed to enhance your communication effectiveness 

  • Create a collaboration framework that shows how to assemble, inspire, and manage a team
  • Review assessments that reveal psychological preferences related to communication, conflict, and persuasion
  • Discover model that illustrates how organizational cultures are formed and change 

Program Details
Location ASU Washington Center, Washington, D.C.
Date(s) April 24, 2018
Program Fee* USD $750
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)** 0.5 CEUs

*Includes meals and course materials.

**CEUs provide a permanent record of the professional development training and non-credit enhancement activities of working executives who wish to stay current in global business. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of time spent at a qualified instruction site. 

Note: Courses require a minimum number of registrants to run. Course dates and professors are subject to change.
After completing your first program, receive a 15% discount on all subsequent programs. Contact us for partnership & group pricing options.

Academic Director

Mario Moussa, Ph.D, MBA

Mario Moussa, Ph.D, MBA, is the co-creator of the popular Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop. He has also led the design of customized leadership development programs for organizations in a wide variety of sectors, including financial and professional services, pharmaceuticals, energy, healthcare, higher education, and government. His work is based on simple, repeatable techniques that deliver results in today’s turbulent economic climate. His consulting clients have included such prominent organizations as State Farm, PNC Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, Nielsen, UnitedHealth Group, Russell Investments, KieranTimberlake Architects, and MasterCard. Dr. Moussa is a faculty member of the Thunderbird Educator Network.

 

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