Collaboration is the new black

Collaboration is the new black

Collaboration is the new black community eventDoing more with less – it's a refrain you'll hear across businesses and industries (some things never change). And in response to the common struggle to operate on limited budgets, Collaboration, The New Black seeks to show that collaboration is more than just a trend, but a necessity.

Curative, Adage Business and AUT Business School have forged an alliance under the banner of Comm-Unity to answer some of the challenges that community, not for profit and NGO services face. The first event in the series will be held at the AUT Business school on September 8.

Confirmed speakers include Will Watterson from the Global Poverty Project, Gill Greer of Volunteer Service Abroad and Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, who'll be sharing their knowledge and experience of collaboration in action, to help attendees forge more successful and productive partnerships with other organisations.

The full speaker line up will be announced by Monday August 20.

“We hear all too often how organisations struggle to source information, gain participation and shift public perception of an issue; often expending vast sums of money, on things other organisations are also trying to do," says  Agnes Ngaera of AUT Business School.
“Curative, Adage Business and AUT Business School all work with organisations that are experiencing exactly this. But we’ve also been exposed to fantastic examples of successful and productive collaboration.
“So with this first event we want to share examples that show how organisations can pool resources, connect and collaborate for common good, share knowledge to help each other, and build on the services they offer.”
What: Comm-Unity Presents:  Collaboration – The New Black
When: Saturday September 8, 11am – 3pm
Where: AUT Business School, Level 7, 42 Wakefield St
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