#GuildChat for 03/3/17: Building Partnerships

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, March 3rd at 11AM PT/2PM ET. This week’s topic is Building Partnerships


We can’t do it alone.

That’s statement is no less true in the work of L&D. We need partnerships across our organizations (as well as outside of them) to support the most effective learning solutions possible.

Partnerships can take different different forms as sometimes they are long-term, sometimes short for specific projects, and sometimes they reoccur, periodically reinvigorated after lying dormant for a considerable amount of time. In each case the strategy to build them and those you build them with may be different. Consider how you approach building a partnership with a peer SMS vs. one with an executive stakeholder vs. a group used for feedback.

In this week’s #GuildChat we will explore how we build partnerships to improve organizational performance.  Got good tips on working with SMEs or how you gained that coveted “seat at the table”? Or maybe you see answers on the best approaches to use. Join us!


Prospective question:

Q1. What do you feel is the difference between simply working with someone on a project and truly partnering with them? #GuildChat
Q2. How to you begin building a true partnership with someone you’ve never worked with before? #GuildChat
Q3. Who do you point to as good examples of partnerships to emulate? #GuildChat
Q4. How does partnering with others (within your company and outside it) help your work? #GuildChat
Q5. What barriers are there to building partnerships with others? #GuildChat
Q6. How do you sustain a work partnership over time? #GuildChat
Q7. Does a partnership have to be balanced to be successful? Why or why not? #GuildChat
Q8. How can partnerships with people outside your own work or workplace help you do your job better? #GuildChat


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Storify of the chat!



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