Building Collaborative and Inclusive Working Relationships (BCIWR)

Building Collaborative and Inclusive Working Relationships (BCIWR)

Course Overview

This course is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to build collaborative and inclusive working relationships within teams, with partners, and other stakeholders. The focus will be on leveraging subject matter knowledge to provide effective recommendations, fostering open communication, addressing dysfunctional behaviors, and promoting a positive and inclusive work environment.

Course Modules

Module 1: Foundations of Collaborative and Inclusive Working Relationships

  • Understanding the importance of collaboration and inclusivity in the workplace
  • Exploring the impact of positive working relationships on team performance
  • Recognizing the role of subject matter knowledge in providing valuable recommendations

Module 2: Effective Communication and Information Sharing

  • Strategies for sharing accurate and timely information
  • Techniques to stimulate open discussion of ideas and promote a positive communication environment
  • Building effective communication channels within teams and with stakeholders

Module 3: Identifying and Addressing Dysfunctional Behaviors

  • Recognizing dysfunctional behaviors within teams
  • Providing constructive feedback to address inappropriate conduct
  • Strategies for managing conflicts and promoting a healthy team dynamic

Module 4: Gender Issues in the Workplace

  • Understanding gender issues and biases in the workplace
  • Identifying and addressing gender-related challenges within teams
  • Creating an inclusive environment that values diversity and promotes gender equality

Module 5: Active Listening and Resource Sharing

  • Developing active listening skills to enhance communication
  • Sharing information and resources to demonstrate openness and collaboration
  • Building a culture of knowledge-sharing within the organization

Module 6: Practical Application and Case Studies

  • Applying the knowledge and skills acquired in real-world scenarios
  • Analyzing case studies to understand effective strategies for building collaborative and inclusive working relationships
  • Role-playing exercises to practice providing feedback and addressing issues within teams


  • Group projects requiring participants to apply course concepts in a practical setting
  • Case study analysis and presentations
  • Individual assessments evaluating the application of skills learned in addressing workplace challenges

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the tools and strategies to actively contribute to the creation of collaborative and inclusive working environments, leveraging their subject matter knowledge to achieve positive outcomes in various professional settings.

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