Effective Community Collaboration:
How to Achieve Success, Save Time & Money, and Keep People Happy
Collaboration is essential for strong communities and to build a sustainable economy. According to a survey by Salesforce, 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration and ineffective communication for workplace failures.
In a fast-paced environment where everyone is pushing their agenda-of-the-day, effective collaboration can often get lost – resulting in delayed projects, unhappy stakeholders and lots of wasted time. Now more than ever, municipalities and economic development practitioners rely on collaboration at many levels, both internally, as well as with community partners and external stakeholders and sponsors.
Knowing how to partner across sectors and industries and create public private partnerships is essential to thriving communities. Drawing on principles Charmaine Hammond has refined over the past 20 years, she will demonstrate the tools of effective collaboration - showing how to build effective collaborative relationships, engage resistant people, and create solutions to contentious issues on the spot.
She will also share examples and case studies of collaborations in municipalities where collaborative and innovative thinking has created opportunities for urban municipalities that would not have existed otherwise. When elected officials, municipal staff and community partners understand the foundations and principles of collaboration, and master the skills, processes and tools that make collaboration work- communities become more resilient, viable and sustainable. Charmaine Hammond has worked with more than 65 municipalities, has facilitated Join Use Agreements, Shared Use and ICF Processes, Private Public partnerships and more.
Moderator: Ben Young, EDA Board Member
Introductory Remarks: Anita McGillis, RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions
Speaker: Charmaine Hammond, CEO and Founder, Hammond International Inc.
Partner: RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions