Collaborative Leadership

The need for Public Sector and Civil Service managers to rely on effective collaboration within their own organisation and with others in outside bodies has been steadily increasing.  Effective leadership is the first, and one of the most vital, steps towards achieving organisational goals and with so many projects across the Civil Service and Public Sector requiring collaboration between departments and organisations, simply being able to lead within your team is not enough to ensure success.

Collaborative leadership is essential to bring about and sustain such mutually supportive working, but it is only possible if those in leadership positions understand why and how the critical barriers should be broken down. Those who wish to be truly effective in their leadership role must be able to work efficiently with both internal and external partners, who may make very different and challenging demands.

Part of the Leadership and Management series, Collaborative Leadership: Success Through Synergy-Maximising Partnership is a half-day course designed to equip delegates with the skills and approaches required for leading top teams and building successful partnerships.

At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  

Please note that this course is available to be delivered In-House only.

Key features of the course include:

  • Key ingredients of effective collaborative working
  • Collaborative leadership and its impact
  • What gets in the way
  • Building institutional support and forward momentum

Designed for:

This course is suitable for Public Sector and Civil Service managers who have to bring together a diverse group of team members and key external players to achieve demanding results.

This is especially useful for those tasked with leading complex cross-cutting projects that call for high level aptitudes in promoting consensus and cooperation with contrasting partners.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn to persuade and support others to collaborate effectively in the pursuit of shared goals, overcome obstacles, as well as identify and develop priority actions to promote a more collaborative organisational culture.

Delegates will also gain a deeper awareness and readiness from thinking through what priority actions to take when they are back at base to promote this collaborative approach.  




13:00 - 17:00


£550 + VAT


Available to be delivered In-House


In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Henry Tam

Henry Tam

Henry is an experienced policy advisor, programme director and political theorist in support of the development of inclusive communities. He has led various government initiatives focusing on delivering wider democratic empowerment and improving community-based regeneration.

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Henry Tam

Henry Tam

Henry Tam has over twenty years’ experience as a policy advisor, programme director and political theorist in support of the development of inclusive communities. He has written extensively on the subject and led government initiatives on delivering wider democratic empowerment, promoting civil renewal, and improving community-based regeneration.                                                               

Henry is currently Director of Cambridge University’s Forum for Youth Participation & Democracy. Prior to this, he was Head of Civil Renewal and Deputy Director for Community Empowerment at the Home Office, where he was responsible for national policies for the involvement of citizens in shaping public decisions. Here he also devised and delivered the cross-government ‘Together We Can’ action plan for civil renewal. This programme was showcased at the 2008 international meeting of the Global Network of Government Innovators (USA).

From 2000-2002 he was the Home Office’s Director for Community Safety & Regeneration in the East of England, responsible for developing and implementing Government policies on neighbourhood renewal and community safety in the region.

He was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive at St Edmundsbury Borough Council where his work on democratic engagement with young people won a Best Practice Award from the Prime Minister.

Henry’s interests include participatory democracy and citizenship development, as well as communitarian theory and inclusive solidarity.


Tailored in-house training

Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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