The introduction is free to download here.This book is about empowering ordinary people to make a difference in the world. It explores the transformation that emerges when groups spread around the world working on similar issues discover synchronicities, often cross-pollinating, and collaborate rather than compete. A Collaboratory is a facilitated space where stakeholders meet to discuss burning societal issues. Each collaboratory is different and needs to be carefully designed to fit the context, ambition, purpose, stakeholders, culture, and space.Part 1 of the book sets the stage by explaining what a collaboratory is, where it emerges from, how it is defined and how it fits into the larger context of the social lab revolution that is happening all over the world.Part 2 of the book unpacks the many dimensions and considerations that contribute to the magic of a collaboratory experience. We offer nine unique insights and perspectives that need to be considered and form an integral part of a successful collaboratory.Part 3 offers eight inspiring examples of how a collaboratory could be applied. We look at applications in the educational field, within organizations, among institutions, and as movements.Part 4 offers a pragmatic outlook on how to get started if you want to use the Collaboratory in your own field of work. The book offers a narrative roadmap using a real-life example of a co-designed and co-created Collaboratory in Norway.Offering practical recommendations and benefits, and bringing together insights from a range of experienced academics, practitioners and facilitators, The Collaboratory is a handbook for experienced or aspiring practitioners in all fields of change: in society, in organizations of all kind and in the field of education.
ForewordPaul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, UnileverIntroductionPart 1: The collaboratory idea 1. Defining the collaboratory Katrin Muff 2. The 50+20 origin of the collaboratory Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava, and Jonas Haertle 3. The social lab revolution Zaid Hassan 4. The collaboratory methodology at the Rio+20 conference Katrin MuffPart 2: The many dimensions of the collaboratory5. Enabling the transformative journey: the DesignShop Bill Burck 6. Facilitating a collaborative space Bill Burck, Svenja Rüger, Patrick Frick, Aaron Williamson, and Grégoire Serikoff7. Creating collaboratories in society Zaid Hassan 8. Inviting stakeholders to engageCaroline Rennie 9. Creating and holding a space: learning circles Janette Blainey 10. Whole person learning Claire Maxwell 11. Building cooperative capacity for generative action: Appreciative Inquiry Ronald Fry 12. Stepping into the emerging future: principles of Theory U Otto Scharmer 13. Transformative scenario planning: a new way to work with the future Adam KahanePart 3: Examples of the collaboratory14. The collaboratory in the classroom: Bentley University Anthony Buono 15. Students leading collaboratories: University of St.Gallen Thomas Dyllick and Katrin Muff 16. Creating connection, conversations, and courage: the Exeter collaboratory Jackie Bagnall and Stephen Hickman 17. Transforming an organization: participatory leadership and the Art of Hosting Caroline Rennie 18. Regional organizational change: community-building in action Philip Mirvis 19. Transforming collaborative institutions: Australian business schools Eddie Blass and Peter Hayward 20. Long-term stakeholder engagement: Initiatives of Change in Caux Louie Gardiner 21.A meta-collaboratory: the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative John North and Anders AsplingPart 4: How to get started22. Designing a collaboratory: a narrative roadmap Katrin Muff 23. Differences from other facilitation approaches Eddie Blass and Peter Hayward 24. Concluding summary Katrin MuffBibliographyAbout the authors