Since April, we, at Round Sky, have been working on collaboration skills through leadership development and diving into collaborative management tools with our 2018 Spring Cohort in the Level I, Collaborative Leadership Certification Program. We are pleased to introduce these folks to you from all over the globe with many different paths and directions all connected on the desire to improve collaboration. This cohort is particularly special for many reasons! We have a translator from the intensive training we conducted last year in Moscow, Russia joining us in this cohort (remember her here). And, Victoria and Sergey’s baby, our youngest facilitator yet (not even a year old) has been joining some of our calls as well. 🙂
Attend our informational call to learn more about the program, hear from current and previous students, and get your questions answered! Find out more about the info call, Level I training, and register here!
My name is Chris Hansen, and I am currently director of an international organization called Intentional Peer Support. We provide training and policy consultation with a view to supporting people who use/have used mental health services, and help to develop alternatives to psychiatric hospitals. We are philosophically aligned with Collab and Round Sky, and we are looking to converting from a partnership to a cooperative. I live with my partner in Burlington, Vermont, and am from New Zealand originally.
Ekaterina Andreeva is a translator from Moscow, Russia, taking interest in exploring how leadership, communication and accountabilities function in organisations and affect our daily lives and how collaborative power can help people balance their professional and personal relationships, values and goals in a coherent and effective way.
Larken Bunce is a clinical herbalist, educator, writer, gardener, and founding co-director of Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH), a non-profit educational organization offering professional training for clinical herbalists, community classes, and a sliding-scale community clinic and apothecary. Larken is passionate about accessible and culturally competent healthcare, bridging traditional medical systems with biomedical sciences, and restoring Nature to culture through herbal medicine.
Sergey Bekhterev lives and works in Moscow, Russia. He is a professional consultant with Rules Play that facilitates organizational development for his clients. He and his wife and business part seek to develop the Russian business community through effective and meaningful organizations. He believes that self-government is the future!
Victoria Bekhtereva lives and works in Sochi, Russia. Since 2004, she has been a professional facilitator and project manager. She’s the editor in chief of a business magazine and partner in consulting company Rules Play. She wants to explore and develop the skills to support self-managed organizations in Russia and grow their business community.
A key facilitative leadership skill that I developed in this course is the ability to guide my team fluidly between the balcony and the dance floor as we simultaneously practice collaborative leadership and take a perspective on our shared work. I will definitely be utilizing this skill in future facilitations; it is relevant in countless contexts, not just in “getting work done.”