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Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 days
, MA,
Throughout the world, imaginative leaders are scrambling to find ways to exploit and transform the capacities of old institutions to deal with today’s realities. Their path-breaking efforts are revealing new ways that leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations can address new challenges. 


The new focus does not limit itself to government; instead the concentration is on processes of governance that combine the collective capacities of society’s different sectors and institutions in joint problems-solving initiatives. The skills needed to create these new arrangements are not those used to run traditional top-down organizations; they are the ones social entrepreneurs use to marshal diverse resources beyond their direct control.

Creating Collaborative Solutions program explores new methods of working across traditional jurisdictions and sectors to identify, understand, and address emerging social problems.

Topics include:

  • Strategic Management in the Public Sector: Creating “public value propositions” that command legitimacy and support from a variety of stakeholders.
  • Adaptive Leadership: Anticipating, embracing, and shaping change, and mobilizing the full resources of a community to deal with the problems it faces.
  • Public Sector Innovation: Developing new operational methods and governance arrangements that can increase the capacity of a society to deal with both emergent and intransigent problems.
  • Principled Negotiation: Going beyond positional bargaining to build strong, resilient relationships with key partners.
  • Political Innovation: Finding new ways to identify and engage stakeholders in order to better define problems and identify and build support for effective solutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course curriculum focuses on six areas:

  • Strategy: Defining and approaching a public problem in a shared and coordinated way from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders
  • Management Innovation: Finding and deploying resources to address underlying technical problems
  • Political Innovation: Building new relationships to facilitate and sustain collaborative solutions
  • Leading without Authority: Directing and motivating collective action across independent constituencies
  • Negotiation: Communication strategies to align stakeholder interests
  • Partnerships: Establishing productive working relationships across sectors


English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to this program is competitive and is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. There is no formal educational requirement, but fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the program.
  • Early application is encouraged. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, and the program often fills to capacity. Because of the interactive nature of this program, the number of participants is limited. Because the time required to obtain a visa can be lengthy, the university encourages applicants from outside the United States to apply at least 12 weeks before the program start date.

Work Experience

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8800 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 USD per module and a duration of 6 days.
  • National Applies to you

    8800 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 USD per module and a duration of 6 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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