Alliancing workshops

Alliances are a powerful form of collaboration. Creating successful alliances requires a fresh mindset and new skills in order to truly unlock innovation and create value.

Workshops on all aspects of alliances – tailored for you

LH Alliances’ facilitators have worked on many different alliances. We’ve developed ways to help you build trust between parties, create robust collaborative decision making and address the many other opportunities and challenges of working together.

Whether you are already involved with an alliance, planning one or considering the possibility of using one, our interactive workshops provide best practice examples and techniques to help you set up your alliance for success.

Click on the tabs below for examples of workshops we can run for you and your colleagues. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements

An Introduction to Alliancing and Alliance Contracts

This is our most popular workshop. We combine information about the key elements in alliancing and alliance contracting with discussion about your context and objectives. A highly interactive and immersive way to really understand what a true alliance entails and whether it is right for you. We will cover:

  • The basic elements of alliancing
  • Case study examples
  • Tips and techinques
  • Lessons learned and avoiding the pitfalls
  • Is alliancing right for you?

This can be a half or one day workshop

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Setting up your Alliance for Success

We know that people looking for a new way of working like the alliance approach but are unsure how it might apply to their particular situation.

This workshop covers the issues you will need to consider, the decisions to be made and the preparations you will need to undertake as you commence an alliance contract. We will cover:

  • Why choose an alliance or alliance contract
  • The components of alliances
  • Owner readiness and capability
  • The initial steps to get started
  • Right partners, aligned and committed

This is a one day workshop

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The Owner Role in an Alliance

The owner (or commissioner) is normally the instigator of the new way of working. They initiate the formation of the alliance and set its mandate and outcomes. They also have a key role within the alliance. In our experience this dual role takes time to understand and function well. We have therefore created a specific workshop to cover the owner’s role.

  • Clarity on purpose and outcomes
  • Governance in the owner’s organisation
  • Governance within the alliance
  • The commissioner role as the client and as alliance participant
  • Essential commissioner leadership behaviours

This is a one day workshop

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Selecting the Right Alliance Partners

Successful alliances depend on having the right partners who are aligned on purpose and outcomes and are committed to innovation and collaboration. Depending on the circumstances, owners may select from existing partners or go to the market.

This workshop focuses on the selection of the partners. We also look at legal considerations with assistance from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

  • Identifying attributes and competences needed from partners
  • Selection processes
  • Market engagement and procurement
  • Procurement and competition law and alliances

This is a one day workshop

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The Leadership Dimension in an Alliance

Alliances are, by definition, a collaborative form of delivery and need collaborative leadership skills from those involved. These are defined as intentional management of relationships that enables each person in a group to succeed individually while the group accomplishes a collective outcome.

This workshop will provide an insight and practical advice on how to develop and function as a collaborative leader. It is applicable to all forms of collaborative endeavour and not limited to just alliance contracting.

  • Capabilities for collaborative leadership
  • Creating the environment for innovation and collaboration
  • Using differences and conflict positively
  • Harnessing the value of diversity of perspectives
  • Focus on high performance

This is a one day workshop

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Getting the Best from your Alliance or Partnership

Alliances have proven to be very successful for a wide range of projects and service delivery programmes. As with any endeavour involving people working together they require effort and commitment in order to succeed.

This two day workshop brings together the key elements that maximise the chances of an alliance’s success. Whether you have a small alliance for a specific service or are involved in a large strategic whole system transformation this workshop is relevant to you.

Please note, this workshop is designed for those who have a good working knowledge of alliancing and alliance contracting or has attended the Setting up your Alliance for Success workshop.

  • Clarity and alignment on purpose and outcomes
  • Selecting the right commercial framework
  • Right people for the right role
  • Successful alliance teams
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Focus on high performance
  • Team and personal development

This is a two day workshop

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Our workshops are for you if you are:

  • considering using alliancing to transform your services?
  • looking to bid for or participate in an alliance contract?
  • involved in an alliance and want to make it even more successful?
  • involved in an alliance that could be functioning better?


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