Collaboration Across Sectors: Boundary-Spanning Leadership

Course Number
IMPA 604 001
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Course Description
Leaders across the world increasingly recognize the necessity of working across boundaries through various forms of collaboration. Collaboration across the government, nonprofit and business sectors has become more prevalent and important, but, at the same time, also more complicated. This course helps graduate students understand the theory, policy and practice of cross-sector collaboration. Students learn the purposes collaborations may serve, the forms they take, what skills and techniques are required and the steps involved in initiating, sustaining and evolving them. Students also learn the characteristics of the three sectors, the roles and contributions each can make to successful collaborations and the competitive forces that are often at work in the collaborative processes well as their possible implications. **For I-MPA students only.**