Effective Collaborative Working

Event aims 

Successful collaborations can achieve more than working alone, and help voluntary and community groups deal with the unique challenges the sector is facing today.

Collaborative working can range from informal networks to formal agreements, or partnerships.

This training will enable you to develop a good understanding of effective collaboration and the range of forms and approaches used in Yorkshire.

This live, interactive workshop will be delivered over Zoom.

Who should attend? 

This training is suitable for any charity, community organisation, community business staff or management committee members wanting to understand the key ingredients of effective collaborative working and how to develop and work with them.

What will you learn? 

Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • What is collaborative working?
  • Why organisations collaborate.
  • What forms can collaboration take?
  • What’s difficult about collaborative working?
  • What can be done to make collaborative working succeed?
  • Where to access further resources and support.

You will leave the workshop with practical tools to help increase the effectiveness of your group.

This will also be an opportunity to network with other organisations.


This training will be delivered by Mark Hopley, Head of Community and Volunteer Support at Community First Yorkshire. Mark is a qualified trainer and has extensive experience of supporting charities to work together and achieve effective collaboration.

How to book

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If you have any questions about the training please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704 177.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training a small number of bursary places may be available, please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this is also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

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