Sustainable Collaboration - Day Workshop


Sustainable Collaboration - Day Workshop


Learning the powers of attention and trust for more rewarding and creative collaboration.

When: 22 February 2019 10h-18h

Where: MOB BLN (

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For Who: Anyone not working alone in a cave, and interested in achieving a healthier and more sustainable collaboration culture with their customer, business partner or team members.

Goal: This full-day workshop will give you a taster of the bigger full-day workshop, and will help create:

  • A greater understanding of trust, trustworthiness and distrust, and how they impact professional relationships and performance;

  • Identification of cultures that are counter-productive;

  • An ability to stay present and enthusiastic while concentrating on a common objective;

  • Confidence in one’s own ability to move freely between listening to others, and expressing oneself;

  • The ability to stay relaxed and maintain healthy personal relationships while receiving constructive criticism; and

  • A personal training plan to keep practicing key exercises alone or with a team

Course content:

Successful collaboration is only rarely something that just happens - be it our team members, customers, partners of fellow co-workers, we deal with people who come into this collaboration experience with their own history, ambitions, habits and fears. To avoid unproductive conflicts, learn to benefit from healthy confrontations, and achieve creative and meaningful results quickly and with fun it often takes a high level of self-awareness, attention to your environment and collaborators, and significant levels of well-placed trust. Studies confirm that professional, and personal, life is better when you work with, and for, those you trust. Where skepticism is high and distrust reigns, collaboration, creativity, and effectiveness can suffer. In this workshop we will invite you to explore the nature of trust in your own professional lives. Partners and teams win when they develop the discipline of mutual awareness, willingness to be subtle and give one’s best at the same time. Through these space is made for well-placed trust to flourish, and true collaboration becomes possible.


Placing trust well requires a certain way of thinking, but it also takes a way of being and feeling. With this in mind, this workshop combines time-tested philosophical insight and practical exercises grounded in embodiment training. Through learning these tools participants will start noticing and controlling different automatic mechanisms that can otherwise inhibit collaboration.

Foresta Collective is an interdisciplinary collective dedicating our work to personal and global sustainability. We research and write about subjects, organise events and learning experiences within this context. Our approach is rooted in collaborative creativity, artistic sensibilities, embodied culture and holistic perspectives. We work with people from different walks of life (individuals, organisations, educational and cultural institutions). New approaches to work and education, to creativity and arts, human relationality and togetherness, transdisciplinary practices and embodied intelligence — these are the core subjects at the heart of our interests and the work we do. Finding new forms of those are the key elements in making space for a more sustainable society to emerge, that is inspiring people to live and develop in their plurality being part of Earth's ecosystems and cherishing all life forms on this planet.

About the mentors for this workshop:

Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a contributor to Foresta Collective and the founder of Philosophy at Work. While he specialises on bringing a thoughtful approach to a range of topics from resilience, communication, innovation and leadership, his PhD analysed trust, and he has written, presented and trained widely on the topic of trustworthiness and how to build trust.

Sabina Enéa Téari is the founder of Foresta Collective. Her work is dedicated to personal and global sustainability in a broader sense and the connection between the two. She works internationally designing and facilitating learning experiences, cultural projects, interdisciplinary events, and individual consultations in the context of integral sustainability, collaborative creativity and embodied culture.