Building Partnerships and Networks (Virtual Session)

December 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Virtual Session

Registration Required: Yes


Seminar Details
NEW for 2020
Today’s complex world requires leaders to help their organizations to partner with outside organizations, and to mobilize inter-organizational networks to achieve common objectives. Forming such partnerships and networks with outside organizations over which one has no authority is challenging, however. As a leader, you must therefore be able to recognize the major barriers to forming and maintaining effective partnerships and networks, and develop partnering skills for overcoming them. This course presents a framework for forming and managing effective inter-organizational relationships, and helps participants to develop their partnering skills.

  • Learn how to shift from an authoritative role to a collaborative one;
  • Learn how to use five levers for building and maintaining inter-organizational partnerships;
  • Gain practice in applying partnering skills in various inter-organizational settings

  • Develop insight in how to form and manage partnerships and networks;
  • Confidently approach other organizations to pursue partnership and network opportunities;
  • Diagnose and resolve problems in partnerships and networks.
Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for one day out of five in the Leadership Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. Thus, for the foreseeable future, Olin Executive Education seminars will be appropriately modified to be delivered via Zoom and our new Learn.WashU platform. Olin faculty are well-versed and adept at working with these technological solutions to maximize participant learning and content quality.


Nicholas Argyres, Vernon E. and Marion K. Piper Professor of Strategy, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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