Collaborative Working in Housing: Good Practice Workshop

This practical workshop will help delegates develop effective partnerships to reduce homelessness in their local areas and enable them to work actively with other partners to address local needs.

Workshop contains

  • Building effective partnerships
  • -Partnership definition -Benefits of partnerships -Characteristics of effective partnerships -Theory of collaborative advantage -Identifying core business/goals
  • Identifying partners
  • -Partnership process and the three key principals for partnership working
  • Scoping
  • -Resource mapping -Partner analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • -Influence-interest grid
  • Defining roles within Partnerships
  • Securing commitment
  • Good partnership practice -Three circles model -Managing people -Monitoring task/process -Evaluating outcomes
  • Conflict resolution -Challenges of partnerships -Prevention of conflict -Handling of conflict.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define partnership working terms
  • State the benefits and barriers to successful partnerships
  • Identify key, relevant stakeholders including:
  • -Understand the rationale of partnering with both private and public sector organisations -‘Scoping’ potential partnerships by asking five pertinent questions
  • Engage and consult with those stakeholders by:
  • -Adhering to the three main principles of effective partnerships -Identifying the key players in the partnerships -Undertaking a structured partnering process
  • Scope potential partners by:.
  • -Undertake a partnership risk assessment -Creating a resource map -Carrying out a stakeholder analysis -Securing their commitment
  • Getting the most from partnerships by:
  • -Working from an action plan -Clearly defining roles and responsibilities -Understanding and using effective Service Level Agreements -Using collaborative language -Monitoring and managing the partnership -Resolving disputes.

Suitable for

Any professional who is responsible for the formulation and maintenance of local partnerships.

Meet the trainer

Rob Hammond has been a trainer for Shelter since 2006 and is an innovative facilitator with a background of working with diverse groups. Rob is an accredited facilitator in Leading and Developing High Performance and The Self-directing Professional. Trained in psychometric profiling, Rob is licensed and accredited in MiRo Behavioural Modes TM and StrengthscopeTM, both of which maximise individual and team potential..

Rob has an honours degree in Psychology and a PG Dip in Integrative Counselling. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a practising counsellor. Rob’s work has a strong emphasis on personal development and engagement.

CPD hours 5