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Collaborative Communication Leadership

Date(s): Apr 09, 2024
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $149.00
Cancellation Date: Apr 02, 2024
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

What is the difference between collaboration and competition? Results- A culture of collaboration rather than competition creates better outcomes, a healthier work environment, and engagement and retention of top performers.

In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop participants will explore what collaboration means to the culture, relationships, communications, and decision making. 

Goal: Provide foundational collaborative communication concepts to improve and maintain a performance culture.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: INTERMEDIATE
Category: Communications

Course Objectives


  • Identify practical ways to implement a collaborative culture

  • Practice tools and methods to encourage collaboration

  • Learn ways to foster collaborative relationships

  • Practice ways to give and receive feedback

  • Apply a collaborative decision-making to real time challenges

Detailed Course Outline:

  • Pre-Work: Identify three challenges and three opportunities and submit to the facilitator prior to the workshop.

For ease of flow and explanation, the course is described below in modules.  All modules can be customized as necessary based on the needs of the client.

  • Module 1:         Getting Started

  • Module 2:         Collaborative Culture

  • Module 3:         Collaborative Relationships

  • Module 4:          Collaborative Communication

  • Module 5:         Collaborative Decision-Making

  • Module 6:         Action Planning and Evaluation


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Sherry Yellin

Dr. Sherry Yellin has almost 20 years’ experience designing, developing, and delivering training to both educators and private and public organizations.   She is the owner and CEO of The Learning Connection, Inc., established in 2001, and currently consults and delivers training in the areas of communication, instructional design, performance improvement, and leadership.  Dr. Yellin has a command of brain-based learning, and the application of findings in neuroscience provides the centerpiece for all of her work. Her course specialties include the following: Intelligent Leadership, Intelligent Coaching, Intelligent Communication, Intelligent Performance, and Intelligent Design. (For more details go to


Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

A self-service vending area with beverages and snacks can be found on the first floor of our building next to the DPS office. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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