Building and Maintaining a Collaborative Culture

Category: Collaborations/partnerships

Contact: Brandi Bordelon
Phone: (504) 988-1342

Collaboration is essential to public health professionals in order to carry out their daily job duties successfully and enhance the health outcomes of the population which they serve.  This course covers why collaboration is important, how to build
a collaborative culture, and barriers to effective collaboration. 


  • To assist in understanding your personal orientation toward collaboration.
  • To examine common themes among different definitions of collaboration.
  • To illustrate why collaboration is important.
  • To identify the steps involved in successful collaboration.
  • To list the elements of a collaborating culture.
  • To provide a series of factors against which your organization can be evaluated relative to the ease of collaboration.
  • To identify four familiar impediments to effective collaboration.
  • To demonstrate why getting the "right people on the team is important, even critical, to effective collaboration.
  • To provide a series of guidelines for forming a collaborative team.
  • To offer some practical advice for building and maintaining collaborative teams.

Delivery Modality:

Online course composed of three modules.

Intended Audience/Level of Training:

Aware - Policy / Planner, General Public Health Staff and Public Health

Course Length:

2 hours. You have 7 weeks from the day you enroll to finish this course. This course is self-paced



Continuing Education Units (CEU):

ASNA Nursing 1.1 CEU and Social Work 1.0 CEU


Conflict Management 2.1 and Program Planning and Health Promotion 14.1.  Manages and resolves conflict and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.  Assess internal and external capacity of primary care
infrastructure for organizational goal setting.

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