Collaboration 2.0: Building on Success – How to Set Up Successful Internal and External Alliances

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Collaboration 2.0: Building on Success – How to Set Up Successful Internal and External Alliances

June 28, 2017 @ 11:00 pm


No one ever has enough people to get everything done. Plus there are certain skills, experience, or connections that are required to do the job right. But, there’s never enough money or time. The answer: internal or external collaboration and alliances. You can set up and manage successful internal and external alliances and reduce the potential of a 60% failure rate common to most alliances. The good news is that when they are done correctly, they can improve your bottom line more than 15%.

Successful collaborations have five characteristics:

  • A plan and a process that goes beyond a handshake or directive
  • Carefully chosen allies who also meet specific cultural organization criteria as well
  • Managed by those with the understanding, desire, and willingness to spend the time alliances require on top of other duties and responsibilities
  • Have top-level support from all parties not just the one seeking the alliance
  • A balanced approach to growth

To be successful, you have to be willing to rethink alliances you have or tried before and go beyond the standard approach in order to get to Collaborative Alliances 2.0.

Why should you Attend: Alliances and collaboration sound good -extra hands and minds to get things done. But, if they are not managed the right way, they can be a huge waste of time or even an embarrassment. Don’t let that happen to you or your company or organization. Turn Alliance Collaboration into Management Gold and build on your success.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Determining when a collaboration or alliance is the right answer for the situation
  • Choosing the right allies, the right agreement (formal or informal), and the right success measurements
  • Creating an early warning system to identify problems before they cascade
  • Implementing the Plan -timeline, expected results, budget management
  • Getting “buy in” from the top to the bottom of the organization
  • Tracking and Evaluating the Plan
  • Adjusting the Plan
  • Exiting from the Alliance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Owners of Businesses
  • Top Management Staff (C- Level)
  • Department Heads
  • Marketing & Sales Directors with inside or outside Sales Teams
  • Operations Manager
  • Vendors to larger Businesses
  • Non-profit Presidents or CEO’s
Jan Triplett, Ph.D., CEO of the internationally recognized Business Success Center, is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and small business activist. She is a frequent keynote speaker on business growth models, funding and pricing strategies, alliance building, personnel management, and sales processes.

Before starting her business she was the Assistant Director of Staff Development for a state agency program in Texas. Her first talk was on burnout prevention for DOVA, an association of directors of volunteer administrators. She has been talking and working on prevention strategies for over 20 years.

Triplett is a published author of The Networker’s Guide to Success and Easy to be Green, a guest blogger for, and the Business Bank of Texas. She is a SXSW presenter and mentor, and winner of national and international awards. In addition, she leads the Profit Mover™ mentoring team of business experts that provides mentoring and investment assistance throughout the Texas and beyond.


June 28, 2017
11:00 pm
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