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Working Together


Course description

Collaboration is particularly important in complex environments where many different types of expertise are brought together. The course will help you understand and experience what good collaboration looks and feels like. You’ll learn how to create the conditions that lead to good collaboration, and how to address situations that make collaboration difficult (e.g., people working from home, time pressure from deadlines, cultural differences, etc.). The course takes an action learning approach, which means you’ll be doing small group exercises where you’ll get to apply concepts to your own work environment to better understand and practice your role in creating good collaboration. You’ll also have some research and brainstorming work to do between sessions.

Learning objectives

  • Learn strategies for stimulating collaboration from both a team leader and team member perspective.

  • Learn a practical way of using personality types without needing to memorize a long list of profiles.

  • Learn the value of wide personal networks and how to build them.

  • Be able to better assess why difficult people behave the way they do and how to react.

  • Learn about factors that impact collaboration on complex projects with larger teams.

Target audience: 
All employees and managers


Course format

  • Four 90-minute facilitated online sessions

  • Research and brainstorming between sessions

  • Small classes (10–12 trainees)


Registration fee:


Register and complete your course by March 15, 2023 and your course fee will be $0.


Employees— Share with your employer that you are taking the
course! Send the link to your employer by email to discuss it with

E-learning duration:



Virtual Facilitated Session Dates

March 2, 9, 16, 23 2023 at 9:30-11 am

New students

Registering with COAST only takes a few simple steps.  

  1. Fill out the sign-up form. 

  2. You will receive a verification email with a link. Click on the link to access your account. 

  3. Go to the main dashboard and find the Ministry form. 

  4. Download it, fill it out, save it, and upload the saved and completed form in the Upload tab. 

  5. You will receive a confirmation email that it has been accepted (this may take up to two business days). Once that is done you may enrol in the courses of your choosing. 

  6. To enrol, select the Catalog tile on the dashboard and choose your course dates and times.

Returning students

Go to and log in with your credentials. Check the Catalog tile on the main dashboard to find this course. Select it and click Enrol.

Employers— Enhance and upgrade employee skills. Recognize and foster employee development. Enrol your company with COAST! Your company may register employees on any of the courses offered at no charge – as long as courses are completed by March 15, 2023.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not considered complete unless OAC receives the completed Ministry participation form.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) requires you to complete their PDF Participant Form prior to entering the training program. This information is for reporting purposes only, is anonymized prior to reporting and will be held in confidence.

1. Click on the tile to download the mandatory form (PDF fillable format);

2. Once completed, please upload your saved PDF file on upload tab.

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