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BS 11000: Collaborative Working for Small Businesses - Building business relationships
- BS 11000: Collaborative Working for Small Businesses - Building business relationships
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“The Collaborative Working for Small Businesses course is designed to bring collaborative working to life in a stimulating and practical way that places this key business discipline within easy reach of the smallest business”
BS 11000 is the British Standard that provides a framework for organisations to build and manage collaborative business relationships to ensure that the relationships are effective, optimised and sustainable in order to deliver benefits for all stakeholders. The Standard was published by BSI in association with the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) based on the CRAFT methodology.
As BS 11000 becomes increasingly recognised and adopted, ICW identified a significant need for collaborative working methods to be made available to smaller firms as well as large organizations.
The style and content of the course has been developed to be practical with emphasis on case studies and examples.
The course will focus on both the BS 11000 framework and the “soft skills” needed to collaborate effectively with illustration of how individual strengths and weaknesses influence roles in collaboration.
Candidates will leave with some basic tools and knowledge sufficient to collaborate effectively and make sound judgments on future development.
The course is delivered by ICW in association with Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.
All tutors are BS11000 Accredited facilitators.
Cardiff Business School is widely regarded as one of the leading business and management schools in the UK. Ranked 4th in the UK for Research Excellence it offers excellent facilities and is at the forefront of the development of effective management disciplines.
The Business School offers an excellent learning environment that is easily accessible from the centre of Cardiff or the motorway network.
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ICW Associate Director
Knowledge Architect &
Operations Director, ICW
Jane Lynch Lecturer in Supplier Management Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Aims of the course
To ensure that candidates are adequately prepared to work collaboratively and are aware of the potential benefits:
- Understand why relationships and behaviours are important to successful partnership.
- Understand the value of the BS 11000 framework and methodology.
- Recognise the importance of sharing knowledge in managing risk.
- Identify the importance of mutual trust and respect in collaborative business relationships.
- Identify the strategies and process for selecting partners
- Be aware of the importance of a mutually agreed exit strategy.
- Understand the power of innovation and value creation.
- Appreciate the importance of effective measurement and monitoring of performance and the relationship
- Understand the approach to self-assessment and routes to full BS 11000 certification.
Overview of the course
The course is completed in two parts. It has been designed to equip smaller businesses to embrace collaborative working as a fundamental business tool and highly effective method of maximizing resources.
Our approach offers an excellent foundation for organizations wishing to form part of a collaborative network, or wishing to formally certify.
Part 1 Introduction to the concept of collaborative working, with case studies and examples.
A description of the eight step model used in BS 11000 linking the steps and providing background to the behaviors needed to successfully interact in a collaboration.
Finally a brief introduction to the personal styles that can support collaborative working.
Assignment Candidates will each receive a simple personality test to complete on-line that aims to provide an assessment of individual personal style.
Part 2 A summary of the BS 11000 eight step model followed by a more detailed examination of how behaviors influence results by looking at specific aspects of collaborative working.
How to implement BS 11000 introducing a self-assessment checklist.
The benefits of formal certification followed by a group discussion with questions and answers.
Candidates will leave with
- CRAFT/BS 11000 Training notes and work book.
- Individual personality test report.
- Notes on soft skills in collaboration and context of personality testing.
- Self-assessment template for small firms.
- Courses are available in North and South Wales.
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